The Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITS America’s) Board of Directors has certified the election of new officers and welcomed a mix of 10 new and returning directors to its membership, with Joanna M. Pinkerton, president and CEO of Central Ohio Transit Authority as its new chair.
The ITS America Board is made up of public and private leaders in the intelligent transportation industry, who set policy and direct strategies for the association.
The officers and board members represent a diverse group of senior-level executives from private companies and public agencies in the mobility, technology, and ITS spheres.
“We are proud to announce this strong slate of leaders who will be joining us at a pivotal time as we increasingly invest in digital solutions to modernize our transportation system across modes,” said ITS America President & CEO Laura Chace. “As we continue our work to leverage the generational investments in transportation to benefit communities coast to coast, these leaders are showcasing how technology can be integrated to provide safer, greener and smarter mobility for all.”
2024 ITS America Leadership:
Chair – Joanna M. Pinkerton, President/CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority
Vice Chair – Chris Armstrong, Vice President of Product, Cavnue
Secretary – Seleta Reynolds, Chief Innovation Officer, LA Metro
Treasurer – Laurel Straub, Assistant Vice President, State Farm
Immediate Past Chair – Monali Shah, Strategic Business Executive – Industry Solutions for Smart Cities and Urban Mobility, Google
“I appreciate the opportunity to work alongside such a talented and innovative group of forward-thinking executives who share a common vision for the future of mobility across our nation and with global ITS partners across continents,” Pinkerton said. “ITS America is committed to transforming transportation through new technology as well as developing a diverse workforce prepared for the future, which are values that I also share with leaders in the mobility space. I look forward to 2024 as a year where our innovative and rapidly evolving transportation industry partners together to implement incredible solutions for people, businesses, and the economy.
In addition to the new executive leadership, the following members were elected to the Board of Directors to represent the public and private organizations that make up ITS America.
Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., CEO, Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Tracy Larkin-Thomason, Director, NV DOT
James S. Fishelson, Executive Director, California PATH
Nat Beuse, Chief Safety Officer, Aurora
Laurie Matkowski, Vice President & Director of Planning, Gannett Fleming
Terry Griffith, Vice President & General Manager, Cubic
James J. Katsafanas, VP/ National Connected and Automated Vehicle Technology Director, Michael Baker International
Laurel K. Straub, Vice President, State Farm Insurance Companies
Joe Bergara, President & CEO, ITERIS
Monali Shah, Strategic Business Executive – Industry Solutions for Smart Cities and Urban Mobility, Google