Emerging Leaders Subcommittee

Emerging Leaders Subcommittee

The Emerging Leaders Subcommittee of the Membership Committee works on key initiatives to engage COMTO professionals seeking to build the requisite skills to advance toward the rank of Officer or Executive in public or private organizations within the transportation industry. The emerging leader has demonstrated a desire to produce at the executive levels within the transportation industry in his or her current role. Because of industry trends, he or she is expected to excel in order to develop and lead new infrastructure and technological initiatives and will benefit from mentoring and guidance to navigate into a plausible succession plan within the transportation industry.

COMTO members who self-identify as an emerging leader are placed into one of four tiers:

Tier 1 - Entry Level/Young Professionals: COMTO members who work in entry-level positions who seek to advance to their first management position.

Tier 2 - Middle Management: COMTO members who are responsible for planning and directing the work of others and/or key projects in light of organizational goals.

Tier 3 - Senior Management: COMTO members who in addition to planning and directing the work of others, also are responsible for allocating resources and for working across the organization to facilitate the development and dissemination of organizational goals.

Tier 4 - C-Suite Executives: COMTO members who are in charge of an organization or a primary function of an organization. They are responsible for ensuring achievement of the organizational goals by advising senior management on strategies to accomplish goals.

Cyrill Weems | Plante Moran CRESA
Aisha Eccleston | JAXPORT

Kendra Taylor | KEYfficiencies
India Birdsong | Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority

Program Managers:
Richard Rauceo | LTK
Jon Alexander | AC Transit
Whitney Morgan | Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
Ryan Daniel | St. Cloud Metro Bus
Adelee LeGrand | Regional Transit Authority

For committee inquiries, please contact the program co-chairs at cyrill.weems@plantemoran.com and aisha.eccleston@jaxport.com.