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APTA Members, Staffer Honored for Achievements in Public Transportation

More than 30 APTA members were honored recently for their professional achievements. Metro Magazine profiled the “Top 10 Women in Transportation”—leaders who excel in their field—as well as 24 “Movers and Shakers,” which the magazine defined as “influential people in the public transportation industry on both the public and private sides, from small businesses to large municipal agencies,” in its recent September/October issue.

Included in the former category of this annually presented showcase is Rosemary Sheridan, APTA vice president, communications and marketing; included in the latter category is APTA President and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Melaniphy.

Sheridan joined APTA in 1998 after many years with New Jersey Transit Corporation, where she started in the 1980s as a publications writer—and left as head of its press and media relations office. While there, she helped implement an emergency response team, an effort that won APTA’s Innovation Award in the early 1990s.

Since her arrival at APTA, Sheridan has focused on advocacy and information outreach, setting a goal of increasing APTA’s visibility and highlighting the importance of public transportation nationwide.

Out of the 24 movers and shakers, all are APTA members. Of the Top 10 women, eight are APTA members.

Below are the individuals honored by Metro Magazine. All the “movers and shakers” are APTA members.

Public Transit “Movers and Shakers”
* Justin T. Augustine III, vice president, Veolia Transportation, New Orleans, LA
* J. Barry Barker, executive director, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY
* Doran Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA
* Jeffrey Boothe, partner, Holland & Knight, Washington, DC
* Joseph A. Calabrese, chief executive officer/general manager/secretary-treasurer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
* Flora Castillo, board member, New Jersey Transit Corporation, Newark, NJ
* Debbie Cotton, public transit director, City of Phoenix, AZ
* Julie Cunningham, president/chief executive officer, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Washington, DC
* Joni Earl, chief executive officer, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
* Carolyn Flowers, chief executive officer/public transit director, Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte, NC
* Huelon Harrison, principal, Legacy Resource Group, Dallas, TX
* Angela Iannuzziello, vice president, transit and transportation planning, GENIVAR, Markham, ON
* Paul Jablonski, chief executive officer, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego, CA
* Arthur T. Leahy, chief executive officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
* Guillaume Mehlman, managing director, Alstom Transportation North America, New York, NY
* Michael P. Melaniphy, president-chief executive officer, APTA, Washington, DC
* Jerome Premo, executive vice president, global transit/rail director, AECOM, Orange, CA
* Elizabeth Presutti, general manager, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, Des Moines, IA
* Michael J. Scanlon, general manager/chief executive officer/executive director, San Mateo County Transit District, San Carlos, CA
* Patrick Scully, chief commercial officer, Daimler Buses North America, Greensboro, NC
* Paul Smith, executive vice president sales and marketing, New Flyer Industries, Winnipeg, MB
* John Somers, vice president, transit business development, Clean Energy, Seal Beach, CA
* Gary C. Thomas, president/executive director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
* David L. Turney, chairman and chief executive officer, DRI Corp., Dallas, TX

“Top 10 Women in Transportation”
* Vasti Amaro*,
senior vice president of eastern operations, Tectrans, Los Angeles, CA
* M.P. Carter*, commissioner, Memphis Area Transit Authority, Memphis, TN
* Terry Garcia Crews*, chief executive officer/general manager, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Cincinnati, OH
* Katrina Heineking*, general manager, Sun Tran/Sun Van, Tucson, AZ
* Janlyn Nesbett-Tucker, chief executive officer, Topeka Metro, Topeka, KS
* Karen Rae*, deputy administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC
* Donna Shaunesey, executive director, JAUNT, Charlottesville, VA
* Rosemary Sheridan*, vice president, communications and marketing, APTA, Washington, DC
* Judie Smith*, regional vice president for southern California, MV Transportation, Fairfield, CA
* Patricia Ziska*, vice president of sales and marketing, private sector, Motor Coach Industries, Schaumburg, IL

*APTA members

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