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Louis J. Gambaccini (1999)
Joseph V. Garvey (1985)
Stanley H. Gates, Jr. (1985)
David Q. Gaul (1987)
Miriam L. Gholikely (1994)
Dominic J. Giacoma (1983)
Peter J. Giacoma (1985)
George Gibbs (1986)
John J. Gilhooley (1988)
Fred M. Gilliam (2018)
Jack R. Gilstrap (1998)
Jackson Graham (1984)
Sharon Greene (2023)
Kenneth M. Gregor (1998)
David L. Gunn (2007)
David G. Hammond (1986)
Gerald T. Haugh (1985)
Jesse L. Haugh (1985)
Louis L. (Larry) Heil (2006)
George W. Heinle (1999)
Elonzo (Lonnie) W. Hill (2015)
F. Norman Hill (1983)
Harold R. Hirsch (1999)
John F. Hoban (1984)
Thomas P. Hock (2018)
William B. Hurd (1988)
John F. (Jack) Hutchison (1997)
Donald C. Hyde (1983)
Houston P. Ishmael (1991)
Louis J. Gambaccini
A leading transit advocate who served as New Jersey transportation commissioner and general manager of both PATH and SEPTA.
Joseph V. Garvey
APTA’s first secretary-treasurer and founder of ATE Management & Service Company, a 38-year transit industry professional.
Stanley H. Gates, Jr.
A dynamic transit executive who helped found APTA and became its first president, also heading transit systems and management companies.
David Q. Gaul
A noted rail equipment engineer who began a 40 year career with the Transit Research Corporation involved with troubleshooting the post-war PCC car, and application of that technology to rapid transit use. He went on to serve with the Institute for Rapid Transit and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Gaul began his transit career in 1946 as an engineer with the TRC, the successor to the Electric Railway President’s Conference Committee which had introduced a new generation of streetcars in the 1930’s. In this capacity, he was involved in the development of and specifications for the final PCC trucks and control equipment and their application to rapid transit service. His duties involved frequent visits to all PCC properties to conduct tests and resolve technical problems.
In 1961, Gaul directed the liquidation of the TRC and transfer of its assets to the IRT in Chicago, which he served as Executive Secretary from 1961 to 1970. The IRT later merged with the American Transit Association to form APTA.
During his years with the TRC and IRT, he cooperated with ATA on rail transit matters. In addition, he worked closely with Van Court Lucas, Walter S. Rainville, and Herbert Scheuer in the establishment of the APTA Rail Transit Group.
From 1970 until his retirement in 1983, Gaul served the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority as Director, Office of Equipment Design. He had overall responsibility for the design and procurement of the original 300 subway cars, more than 1000 buses, and the automatic train control and fare control equipment.
Following his retirement, he continued to perform transit consulting work and remained closely involved in the transit industry. He died in 1998.
Miriam L. Gholikely
A catalyst acclaimed nationwide for fostering transit programs for the elderly and persons with disabilities in San Mateo County, California.
Dominic J. Giacoma
A transit leader who incorporated the American Transit Corporation, one of the largest private transit operations in the country.
Peter J. Giacoma
One of the founders of the American Transit Corporation; a participant in APTA and American Transit Association affairs for over 30 years.
An international authority on rail car design; introduced the electrification of railways and the first all-steel, fireproof rail car in 1902.
John J. Gilhooley
A transportation advisor to three U.S. Presidents who proposed consolidating New York City’s transportation services into one agency.
Fred M. Gilliam
The legacy of Fred Gilliam’s leadership and integrity is visible from his career growth from a traffic checker to CEO. Within his various leadership roles, he continually increased ridership, expanded fleet operations and maintenance, and improved service despite challenging funding. Several examples of his leadership and vision can be seen in Memphis, TN; Denver, CO; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; Tulsa, OK; and Austin, TX.
Throughout his career, Fredhas been an active member and passionate advocate for APTA, lending his talents to numerous committees and positions on APTA’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and the American Public Transportation Foundation.
Fred also devoted himself to the development of Leadership APTA, a program through which hundreds of emerging leaders have received transformative professional development and training. He will be remembered for mentoring many emerging leaders throughout his career and continuing to do so after his retirement.
Jack R. Gilstrap
During his 15 years as APTA executive vice president, the American Public Transit Foundation and Transit Cooperative Research Program were established.
A dominant figure in transit and the first general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, who oversaw development of Washington’s thriving rail transit system.
Kenneth M. Gregor
A transit leader and recipient of the Jesse L. Haugh Award, who headed the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority for 12 years.
David L. Gunn
For 40 years, David L. Gunn has been a champion of the transportation industry – demonstrating professional excellence, actively participating in APTA, and mentoring public transit professionals. Known for his commitment to strong management teamwork and “a state of good repair” operating philosophy, he successfully headed Amtrak and transit systems in some of North America’s largest markets, including New York City, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, and Toronto.
David G. Hammond
An internationally recognized rail authority who improved rail track design, construction, and safety as an engineer and administrator.
Gerald T. Haugh
SamTrans general manager for 18 years, whose initiatives led to the evolution of the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and a healthier community.
Jesse L. Haugh
A visionary leader in all modes of transportation, president of the American Transit Association, who started transit systems in the western U.S.
Louis L. (Larry) Heil
He spent 32 years striving for excellence in the management of public transportation services. As president of McDonald Transit for 23 years, he was dedicated to introducing public transportation to middle-size and small communities. He served as a mentor to assist and counsel new transit managers.
George W. Heinle
A dominant figure in New Jersey transit whose 50-year career resulted in many contributions to New Jersey Transit Corporation.
Elonzo (Lonnie) W. Hill
Hill’s career at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) began as a bus operator in 1961. During his 35-year-plus career at CTA, Hill held numerous positions with the agency; in 1991 he was promoted to executive vice president/service delivery. From 1987-1989, Hill chaired APTA’s International Bus Roadeo Committee and in this position helped develop the Rail Rodeo, which has expanded to rail cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Further, Hill mentored hundreds of public transit professionals locally and nationally through his professional affiliations with numerous transit systems, APTA, COMTO, DOT, businesses and individuals. From 2003-2009, Hill served on the Metra Board of Directors.
F. Norman Hill
A transit professional involved with the formation of APTA, who gave long years of service to the transit system in San Antonio.
Harold R. Hirsch
The dean of transit planning, a founding member of APTA’s Multimodal (now intermodal) Operations Planning Committee.
John F. Hoban
A transit innovator who merged technological improvements with state-of-the-art management concepts to help shape the transit industry.
Thomas P. Hock
Hock began his career in 1970 with the Cincinnati law firm of Kennedy and Moore, which specialized in labor relations. In 1974, he joined ATE Management and Service Company (which later became Ryder/ATE) as labor counsel. From 1987-1993, Hock served as vice president of transit manage¬ment for Ryder/ATE. From 1993-1999, he was vice president of labor relations for the company. In addition to labor negotiations, he was instrumental in assisting public transit systems in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee to change the impasse procedure in their 13(c) agreements from binding interest arbitration to non-binding fact finding.
Over the course of his distinguished career, Hock’s impact in the industry, specifically labor relations, has been indisputable. He has negotiated more than 400 agreements in 38 different states, as well as overseeing the negotiation of countless other agreements.
William B. Hurd
A pioneer in the birth and development of the federal transit program, providing guidance and financial assistance to the nation’s transit systems.
John F. (Jack) Hutchison
A recognized leader for 47 years; his coalition-building efforts assured strong state support for transit in California.
Donald C. Hyde
A pioneering developer of new transit systems and an effective leader, who excelled in public transportation management and operation.
Houston P. Ishmael
A driving force for transit for over 30 years in both the private and public sectors, this APTA president was a trainer of countless transit managers.
In her 45-year career, Sharon Greene has been a leader in nearly all areas of transportation, from highways and transit services, to commuter, intercity, and high-speed rail, to the freight industry. She is a strategic transportation planner, expert in infrastructure finance and has earned accolades for her innovative work in financing projects, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Most of all, Greene is now, and has always been, a woman with ground-breaking ideas. She was one of only two women in her graduating class when she received her master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard.
Greene has achieved many firsts: she managed the first federally funded multimodal alternative analysis for the I-5 Corridor, which included a multi-county and multi-agency commuter rail demonstration project; as the founding executive director of the Los Angeles – San Diego Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN), she oversaw the creation of the first-ever intercity rail Joint Powers Agreement in 1989; her work funding a $2.4 billion financial implementation program for the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority combined a variety of sources from bonds to user fees, plus a federal loan that became the template for the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA).
Her financial expertise and innovations were particularly evident in her role as principal consultant and regional development manager of Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink), where she not only helped to create the joint powers board governing the five-county project, but also developed cost-sharing agreements for the $1.8 billion program for construction and operations.
Greene continued to find new strategies for developing funding for transportation clients worldwide as president of Sharon Greene + Associates, LLC, and as senior vice president and director of global financial consulting practices at HDR, to whom she sold her firm. Her detailed financial analyses earned her accolades from USDOT and FTA.
In her current role as managing partner at InfraStrategies LLC, Greene consults with transportation agencies on every aspect of their projects. She remains active in several research and improvement boards, in particular the Transportation Research Board, where she has the distinction of being the first private-sector member elected to chair the Transit Cooperative Research Program.
Greene has been active in APTA for more than 40 years, serving as chair of the Federal Funding, Finance, and Tax Policy Legislative Subcommittee; chair of the Business Member Board of Governors and co-chair of the Finance Subcommittee of the Intercity and High-Speed Rail Committee. She is immediate past chair of the Innovative Funding, Finance, and P3 Committee and has served on the Legislative Steering Committee, among others.
Among her numerous awards are being named by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials as one of the 2017 Women Who Move the Nation and the APTA 2011 Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member of the Year award.