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COMTO Announces New Board of Directors for 2018-2020

Tuesday, August 28, 2018   (0 Comments)


CONTACT: JaLissa D. Coffee

(Washington, DC – August 28, 2018) – The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) is pleased to announce its newly elected 2018 – 2020 Board of Directors. The announcement was made at COMTO’s 47th Annual National Meeting and Training Conference, attended by more than 800 participants held recently in Baltimore, MD.

The Executive Board Committee will be led by Chairman, Freddie Fuller II, who serves as Vice President for Jacobs Engineering Group. Joining Fuller on the Executive Committee are First Vice-Chair Tanya Adams, Vice President of Community Relations and Diversity for WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, Second Vice-Chair Sharmyn Elliott, CEO of Somat Engineering of Ohio, Secretary/Treasurer Loretta Kirk, retired Deputy General Manager Finance and Administration for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and Immediate Past Chair, Warren Montague, Transportation Management and Compliance Consultant.

The At-Large Members of the Board include:

  •  Mark Gale, CEO and Director of Aviation at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport;
  • Carmen Garcia, Assistant Vice President, Office of Diversity, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART);
  • GwenDolen Gray, Principal and CEO, G2B Consulting;
  • Adelee LeGrand, Vice President of Transit Planning and Chief Strategy Officer, Transdev; and
  • Carla Williams, Manager of Community Relations, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART).

The Council of Presidents’ Representatives and Board Alternate Include:

  •  India Birdsong, COO WeGo Public Transit/RTA of Middle Tennessee;
  • Ruben Landa, Senior Communications Manager, WSP USA; and
  • Beverley Greene, Executive Director, External Affairs Marketing and Communications, AC Transit

Additionally, Christian T. Kent, Principal, Christian T. Kent Transit Management Consulting, will serve as the Accessibility Advisor to the Board of Directors. For more information and conference highlights, visit the website at

Founded in 1971 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC, the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for senior-level minority professionals in the transportation industry. The organization encompasses individuals, organizations, transportation agencies, non-profits and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs). From highways and roads to mass transit systems; from subways to rail systems; and from port authorities to airports, COMTO members represent every facet of the transportation industry. They are the presidents and chief executive officers who determine the direction of major transportation systems and the mechanics and operators who ensure the safe passage of millions of transportation riders every day.