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APTA names Fernandez chair, new executive committee members

Posted on October 14, 2019

Nuria I. Fernandez
Nuria I. Fernandez
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) elected its 2019-2020 Executive Committee during its TRANSform Conference in New York.

The new APTA Chair is Nuria I. Fernandez, who is GM/CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, Calif.

“It is an honor to take the reins of the association that represents the industry that has been part of my life throughout my 39-year career,” said Fernandez. “This is an exciting and transformational time for public transportation as we continue to make sure tens of millions of Americans get to school, work, or wherever they need to go, while also connecting communities and boosting our nation’s economy.”

Jeffrey A. Nelson, GM of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK), Moline, Ill., will serve as vice chair.

Freddie C. Fuller II, VP, electronic payment systems, for Jacobs, will remain secretary-treasurer. David M. Stackrow Sr., board treasurer of the Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany, N.Y., will serve as immediate past chair.

In addition, the following will serve three-year terms on the APTA Executive Committee:

  • Thomas Waldron, sr. VP, HDR
  • Michele Wong Krause, secretary, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Henry Li, GM/CEO, Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • Richard J. Leary, CEO, Toronto Transit Commission, Canadian representative
  • Raymond J. Melleady, executive VP, USSC Group

Those serving new three-year terms on the APTA Board of Directors are:

  • Dorval R. Carter Jr., president, Chicago Transit Authority
  • Kimberly Dunham, executive director, Greater New Haven (CT) Transit District
  • Inez Evans, president/CEO, IndyGo
  • Arezou Jolly, vice chair, Jacksonville Transit Authority Board of Directors
  • Bacarra Sanderson Mauldin, executive director, Birmingham Regional Paratransit Consortium, dba ClasTran
  • Natalie Cornell, director of business development, LTK Engineering Services
  • Jack Martinson, VP/customer director, Alstom
  • Jose Bustamante, VP, T&I national business development
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