June 22, 2009
APTA Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for Election
APTA Chair Dr. Beverly Scott has appointed the nominating committee that will recommend individuals to fill APTA leadership positions to the membership for approval at the APTA Annual Meeting in Orlando Oct. 4-7.
The committee is accepting nominations through July 27.
John M. Inglish, general manager/chief executive officer of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) in Salt Lake City, UT, chairs the nominating committee, which will meet Aug. 10 to select the slate of nominees.
APTA is mailing a nomination packet to all members June 22.
Components of the packet include the nominating committee roster; the list of officer and director positions to be filled, along with current officeholders and whether they are eligible for re-election; and the nomination and authorization form.
The latter seeks input from nominees as to qualifications, APTA participation, and other transit industry professional history. The committee will use the requested information to help it select individuals who will do the best job for the association and the industry. The nomination and authorization form must be used when submitting a nomination, and it must be completed in full.
All of the mentioned documents are available on APTA's web site.
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.
Questions regarding the election process, the election guidelines, and eligibility requirements should be directed to Jim LaRusch.
The members of the nominating committee, appointed in accordance with the APTA bylaws and approved by the APTA Executive Committee, are:
Nominating Committee Chair
John M. Inglish, general manager/chief executive officer, UTA
APTA Designated Directors
Bruno A. Barreiro, chairman, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami, FL
Joseph M. Casey, general manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia, PA
Liz Kniss, chair, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA
Stephen Schlickman, executive director, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL
APTA Regional Directors
Region I: Alfred J. Moscola, general manager, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, Providence, RI
Region II: Mary Jo Morandini, general manager, Beaver County Transit Authority, Rochester, PA
Region III: Michael J. Blaylock, executive director/chief executive officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
Region IV: Sandy Draggoo, chief executive officer/executive director, Capital Area Transportation Authority, Lansing, MI
Region V: John L. Hendrickson, general manager, Waco Transit System, Waco, TX
Region VI: Kevin Desmond, general manager, King County Metro Transit, Seattle, WA
Saundra Foster, board member, METRO Regional Transit Authority, Akron, OH
Kim Green, president, GFI Genfare
Diana Mendes, senior vice president, AECOM
Jeffrey A. Nelson, general manager, Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District, Moline, IL
Keith T. Parker, president/chief executive officer, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX
Mary Ann Collier, director of human resources, San Joaquin Regional Transit District, Stockton, CA
Immediate Past Chair
Michael S. Townes, president/chief executive officer, Hampton Roads Transit, Hampton, VA