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APTA announces new executive committee, board of directors

Posted on September 14, 2016

The new APTA chair is Doran J. Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, Calif (shown center).
The new APTA chair is Doran J. Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, Calif (shown center).

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced its newly elected 2016-2017 Executive Committee and Board of Directors at the 2016 APTA Annual Meeting on Sept. 10 in Los Angeles.

The new APTA chair is Doran J. Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, Calif. Barnes, who is the executive director for the system succeeds Valarie J. McCall.

Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., the CEO of Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, Fla., was elected vice chair, and Kim R. Green, executive director of business development for GENFARE of Elk Grove Village, Ill. will continue serving as elected secretary-treasurer.

The following executive committee and board of director members joining those serving on-going terms are:

Chair
Doran J. Barnes
Executive Director
Foothill Transit
West Covina, Calif.

Vice Chair
Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.
Chief Executive Officer
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Jacksonville, Fla.

Secretary/Treasurer
Kim R. Green
Executive Director of Business Development
GENFARE
Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Immediate Past Chair
Valarie J. McCall
Board of Trustees
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Cleveland, Ohio

2016-2017
New Executive Committee Members-at-Large

  • Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL
  • Jennifer Mitchell, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Richmond, Va.;
  • Greg Percy, Chief Operating Officer, Metrolinx (GO Transit), Toronto, Ontario;
  • Beverly S. Silas, Vice Chair, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, Texas;
  • David M. Stackrow, Sr, Chairman, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
  • Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, Ill.
  • Jennifer Mitchell, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Richmond, Va.;

2016-2017
New APTA Board of Directors:

  • Christopher P. Boylan, Director, Governmental & Strategic Partnerships, General Contractors Assoc. of New York, New York, NY;
  • Joseph A. Calabrese, CEO, GM/Secretary-Treasurer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland;
  • Marlene B. Connor, Principal/Manager, Marlene Connor Assoc., LLC, Holyoke, Mass.;
  • Sue Dreier, CEO, Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority Corp. (Pierce Transit), Lakewood, Wash.;
  • Dwight A. Ferrell, CEO & General Manager, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), , Cincinatti;
  • Jannet Walker Ford, VP, North America director of Policy & Strategic Programs, Parsons Corporation, Jacksonville, Fla.;
  • Adelee Marie Le Grand, VP/Chief Strategy Officer, Regional Transit Authority, New Orleans;
  • Angela Miller, director, global customer solutions, Cubic Transportation Systems Inc., San Diego;
  • Donald A. Orseno, executive director/CEO, Metra, Chicago;
  • Keith T. Parker, GM/CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta;
  • John R. Plante, JD, IPEM, board director/treasurer, Metra, Chicago;
  • Arun Prem, executive director, Full Access Coordinated Transportation Inc., Oceanside, Calif.; and
  • William Tsuei, PMP, CPA, CSM, chief technology officer, Valley Metro, Phoenix
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