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American Public Transportation Association

 Executive Committee

The APTA Executive Committee is comprised of individuals who are elected by APTA members to act on behalf of the full APTA Board of Directors, when the full board is not in session.

2016-2017 Officers


Doran Barnes  Doran J. Barnes
  Executive Director
  Foothill Transit
  West Covina, CA

Annual Meeting Speech
Observations & Aspirations​

Doran Barnes serves as executive director of Foothill Transit, the primary fixed route bus transit operator in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys of Los Angeles County. He oversees Foothill Transit's 38-route system, supports a 25 member board of directors, manages the private  contractors who operate and maintain the agency’s 350 buses, and leads the delivery of service to 15 million customers annually. Doran  became Foothill Transit’s executive director in August 2003. Doran also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Access Services, the regional paratransit operator for all of Los Angeles County. Previously, he served two years as chief executive officer and general manager of Tulsa Transit in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Doran was no stranger to Foothill Transit, having spent four years as the agency’s deputy executive director from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, Doran worked as the planning manager at Monterey-Salinas Transit and as a private transportation consultant at Ernst & Young. Doran began his transit career as a coach operator at Unitrans, the transit system at the University of California-Davis, where he worked his way up to assistant general manager.

Doran earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of California-Davis. Doran is deeply engaged in the transit industry and will begin serving as the Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in September 2016. Doran has previously served as Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer of APTA and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Doran is a proud graduate of Leadership APTA. Doran recently was elected to the position of Vice Chair of the Transit Cooperative Research Program’s Oversight and Project Selection (TOPS) Committee and he is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Eno Transportation Center. In addition, he served for ten years as a member of the Executive Committee of the California Transit Association including two years as Chair. Doran is also very active in the community serving as a member of the City of West Covina’s Human Resources Commission, the treasurer of the Board of Directors of the East Valley Community Health Clinic, member of the Tennant Foundation Board of Directors, and as a member and Past President of the West Covina Rotary Club.

Vice Chair

  Doran BarnesNathaniel P. Ford, Sr.  
  Chief Executive Officer
  Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  Jacksonville, FL



  Kim R. Green
  Executive Director of Business Development
  Elk Grove Village, IL

Immediate Past Chair

Phillip A. WashingtonValarie J. McCall
Member, Board of Trustees
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Cleveland, OH


2016-2017 Members-at-Large

Dorval Carter

Dorval R. Carter, Jr.
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago, IL


  Nuria I. Fernandez.
  General Manager
  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  San Jose, CA


  Freddie C. Fuller, II
  Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Transit & Rail Market Leader
  Washington, DC


  Donna P. McNamee
  Painesville Township, OH


Mitchell  Jennifer Mitchell
  Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
  Richmond, VA


  Jeffrey A. Nelson
  General Manager
  Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District
  Moline, IL

  Greg Percy

   Greg Percy
   Chief Operating Officer
   Metrolinx (GO Transit)
   Toronto, ON


Michael A. SandersMichael A. Sanders
Transit Administrator, Transit & Ridesharing
Connecticut Department of Transportation
Newington, CT


Skully  Patrick J. Scully
  Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
  Motor Coach Industries
  Des Plaines, IL


  sedorykCarl G. Sedoryk
  General Manager/Chief Executive Officer
  Monterey-Salinas Transit
  Monterey, CA


Silas  Beverly S. Silas
  Vice Chair
  Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  Austin, TX


Stackrow  David M. Stackrow, Sr.
  Capital District Transportation Authority
  Albany, NY


Wharton  Jeffrey Wharton
  IMPulse NC LLC
  Mount Olive, NC


  Charles R. Wochele
  Managing Partner/Owner
  TransitConsult LLC
  Canandaigua, NY

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