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Nominations for APTA Executive Committee and Board Now Open

APTA Chair Phillip Washington has appointed the nominating committee that will recommend individuals to fill APTA leadership positions to the membership for approval at the APTA Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers. The committee is accepting nominations through Aug. 10.

The slate of nominees selected by the committee will stand for election at the annual business meeting and election, noon, Saturday, Oct. 3 in San Francisco.

APTA will hold the meeting and ­election just prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. This will allow the newly elected board to begin its term and its work immediately following the election. Members and prospective members of the board will kick off the day with training in the morning, with the election held at noon and a full working session right after.

APTA electronically mailed a nomination packet to all members on June 29. Components of the packet include the nominating committee roster, the list of officer and director positions to be filled, directions on accessing this year’s nomination and authorization form and a form to appoint a proxy for any member unable to be represented at the annual business meeting.

APTA continues to streamline and improve the nominating process. Consistent with APTA’s sustainability commitment, this year’s nominations will be submitted entirely on line. Even those letters of support that used to go out in a dozen-plus hard copies to be sure each member of the nominating committee got them will again be simplified. Those letters can simply be uploaded to the APTA website for direct, immediate delivery to the full nominating committee. All documents and easy to follow instructions are available on APTA’s website at http://www.apta.com/about/governance/noms/Pages/default.aspx.

The APTA Executive Committee has set the following campaign guidelines to provide guidance to candidates seeking election to the APTA Board of Directors and Executive Committee:

Personal letters, e-mails, personal conversations and phone calls are acceptable campaign strategies;

Campaign events and distribution of campaign materials are not permitted during or in conflict with any APTA meeting or conference event. Campaigning may occur before or after an APTA meeting or conference event; and

APTA staff members or other APTA resources are not to play any role in campaign activities.
Direct questions regarding the election process, the election guidelines and eligibility requirements to Jim LaRusch at (202) 496-4808 or jlarusch@apta.com. Register for the Annual Meeting at www.apta.com.

Nominating Committee Members
The members of the nominating committee, appointed in accordance with the APTA bylaws and approved by the APTA Executive Committee, are:

Chair: Peter Varga, chief executive officer, The Rapid, Grand Rapids, MI;
Bill Carpenter, chief executive officer, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, Rochester, NY;
Joseph M. Casey, general manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia;
Lydia C. Grose, director of engineering and design civil engineering, SEPTA;
Angela Iannuzziello, vice president, Canada National Transit Market Sector Lead, AECOM, Markham, ON;
Thomas C. Lambert, chief executive officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston;
Neil S. McFarlane, general manager, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Portland;
Diana C. Mendes, senior vice president-director, Americas Transit, AECOM, Arlington, VA;
Raquel Olivier, president, Olivier Inc., Dallas;
Nicholas E. Promponas, senior vice president, First Transit, Inc., Tempe, AZ;
Leanne P. Redden, executive director, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago;
Joseph E. Reed, vice president of alternative delivery, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., West Covina, CA;
Janet S. Rogers, vice president, Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., Alameda, CA;
Jonnie L. Thomas, chief executive officer, Triunity Engineering & Management Inc., Denver;
Jeff Walker, secretary, Regional Transportation District, Denver;
Eve Williams, president/chief executive officer, Dikita Engineering, Dallas; and
Maxine Wortham, vice chair, board of trustees & chairperson of program development, Greater Peoria Mass Transit District, IL


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