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American Public Transportation Association

 Leadership APTA Committee

Membership of the Leadership APTA Committee, and its officers, are appointed by the APTA Chair.

For additional information or questions, please contact this committee's staff advisor:

Joseph Niegoski
telephone (202) 496-4870
fax (202) 496-4323

About Leadership APTA

Leadership APTA is the American Public Transportation Association’s premier professional development program designed to develop and support those experienced managers and leaders aspiring to hold senior and executive leadership positions in APTA, their organizations, and the public transportation industry.

Candidates for Leadership APTA should show the promise and potential to be part of executive teams, the ‘chief’s’ suite, and other senior leadership positions.

Leadership APTA is committed to identifying and selecting a diverse, broad-based group of highly motivated and dedicated industry professionals from among our membership to participate in this industry's highly recognized senior and executive leadership program. Leadership APTA has become the path to prepare you to join the next generation of senior and executive leadership of APTA and public transportation industry.

Each year, the Leadership APTA Committee selects 25 individuals from among APTA member applicants to participate in an intensive year-long program that includes skill-building workshops, conferences, executive roundtables, team leadership projects, teleconferences, online meetings, and web-based events.

Leadership Presentations and Papers from Previous Classes

As part of the program, Leadership APTA class members produce presentations and papers on a range of topics. These projects include interviews with industry leaders, related research, and recommendations for the industry about their topics.

Additional Resources


 Committee Contacts



Susannah Kerr Adler, AIA
telephone (202) 513-4632

Staff Advisor

Joseph Niegoski
telephone (202) 496-4870

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