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Leadership2019-06-26T15:51:59-04:00

Paul P. Skoutelas

President and CEO

Paul P. Skoutelas is president and chief executive officer of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). His entire career has been in public transportation, with more than 40 years spent in both the public and private sectors. He served as CEO of public transit systems in Pittsburgh and Orlando and as senior vice president for WSP USA, one of the world’s largest architectural and engineering firms.

Skoutelas has also served in leadership positions on numerous boards and committees for transportation organizations, including on APTA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Transportation Research Board, National Transit Institute, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, and the Transit Cooperative Research Program.

Most recently, he was national director of WSP USA’s Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center where he provided strategic direction with a focus on growing the firm’s transit and rail business, enhancing marketing capabilities and strengthening client relationships.

Prior to WSP, Skoutelas was the chief executive officer at two prominent public transportation agencies — the Port of Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX), Orlando, Florida. His achievements at these agencies include the successful implementation of major capital programs including the South Hills Stage II Light Rail Program, the North Shore Rail Connector, a comprehensive rail station improvement program, major rail rolling stock acquisitions and three Bus Rapid Transit projects; the Airport/West Busway, the Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway Extension and the Orlando/Lymmo BRT.

Skoutelas received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Penn State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a licensed professional engineer.


APTA Chair

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

David M. Stackrow Sr. is a board member of the Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany, NY and current Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Stackrow was appointed to the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Board in 1995, serving as board chair during three different terms. He has also served as vice chair and secretary of the board, as well as chair of the governance committee.

Stackrow is a managing partner at Scott, Stackrow & Co., where he has worked since 1986 and is responsible for the general oversight of firm operations, quality control of accounting/audit services, and strategic planning.

In 2010, he became an active member of APTA, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014, and the Executive Committee in 2016. He is chair of APTA’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee and is the immediate past chair of APTA’s Transit Board Members Committee. He also is active in many APTA committees to include: Finance, Mid-Size Operations, Legislative, Human Resources, Member Services, and the Diversity Council. He participates in several APTA task forces as well.

CDTA is a recipient of APTA’s Outstanding Mid-Sized Public Transportation Award for its innovative board. Stackrow is a 2009 recipient of APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member of the Year.

A graduate of La Salle Institute and Siena College, Stackrow is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the NYS Society of CPAs. He is the recipient of La Salle Institute’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

He is a lifelong resident of Rensselaer County where he lives with his wife, Karen (Rosenberger) Stackrow, and their two children, Michael and Kathryn.


Vice Chair

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


Secretary/Treasurer

Freddie C. Fuller, II
Vice President, Electronic Payment Systems
Jacobs
Arlington, VA


Immediate Past Chair

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


Executive Committee

Doug Allen
Chief Executive Officer
Virginia Railway Express
Alexandria, VA

Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee Representative


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

At-Large Member


Francis “Buddy” Coleman
Chief Customer Officer
Clever Devices
Woodbury, NY

Top 10 Business Member Representative


David A. Genova
General Manger and CEO
Regional Transportation District
Denver, CO

Top 10 Transit Agencies Representative

Michael Goldman
Principal Director, State of Maryland; Board Vice Chair
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington, DC

At-Large Transit Board Member


Huelon A. Harrison
Principal
Legacy Resource Group
Dallas, TX

At-Large Business Member


Carol Herrera
Board Member
Foothill Transit
West Coniva, CA

Transit Board Member Committee Representative


Kevin J. Holzendorf
Board Member
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Jacksonville, FL

At-Large Transit Board Member


Karen H. King
Chief Executive Officer
Golden Empire Transit District
Bakersfield, CA

Bus & Paratransit CEOs Committee Representative


Jeanne Krieg
Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority
Antioch, CA

At-Large Member


Thomas Lambert
President & CEO
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
Houston, TX

Rail Transit CEOs Subcommittee Representative


Adelee Marie Le Grand
Chief Strategy Officer, VP Transit Planning
Regional Transit Authority
New Orleans, LA

At-Large Member


Jack Martinson
Vice President/Customer Director
ALSTOM Transportation Inc.
New York, NY

At-Large Business Member


Diana C. Mendes
Mid-Atlantic Div. President & Nat’l Transit/Rail Market Sector Leader
HNTB Corporation
Arlington, VA

Legislative Committee Chair


Brad J. Miller
Chief Executive Officer
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
St. Petersburg, FL

Mid-Size Operations Committee Representative


Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto, ON

Canadian Members Representative


Allan PollockAllan Pollock
General Manager/CEO
Salem-Keizer Transit
Salem, OR

Small Operations Committee Representative


Leanne P. Redden
Executive Director
Regional Transportation Authority
Chicago, IL

Legacy System Representative


William T. Thomsen
President & CEO
Urban Engineers of New York, P.C.
New York, NY

At-Large Business Member


Jeffrey Wharton
Director, Alternative Delivery Services
SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc.
Bloomfield, NJ

Business Member Board of Governors Representative

Michele Wong Krause
Secretary
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas, TX

At-Large Transit Board Member


2018-2019 Board of Directors

  • John O. Adler
  • Joseph C. Aiello
  • Michael A. Allegra
  • Doug Allen
  • Anthony Anderson
  • Jameson T. Auten
  • Debra Avila
  • Doran Barnes
  • Anna M. Barry
  • Roberta Boomer
  • Christopher P. Boylan
  • Alice N. Bravo
  • Ron L. Brooks
  • Dee Brookshire
  • Louis J. Brown, Jr.
  • Joseph A. Calabrese
  • Bill Carpenter
  • Dorval R. Carter, Jr.
  • Don Chartock
  • Randy Clarke
  • Francis “Buddy” Coleman
  • Marlene B. Connor
  • Kevin Corbett
  • Natalie E. Cornell
  • Donna DeMartino
  • Jim Derwinski
  • Samuel M. Desue, Jr.
  • Dawn Distler
  • Julie Dorazio
  • Sue Dreier
  • Laura Dudukovich
  • Katharine Eagan Kelleman
  • Albrecht P. Engel
  • Ronald L. Epstein
  • Stanley G. Feinsod
  • Nuria I. Fernandez
  • John C. Fink, III
  • Carolyn Flowers
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.
  • Russ Frank
  • Freddie C. Fuller, II
  • Rob Gannon
  • David Genova
  • Gary S. Giovanetti
  • Michael Goldman
  • Jeffrey Gonneville
  • Janet Gonzalez Tudor
  • Kim R. Green
  • Sharon Greene
  • Veronique Hakim
  • Huelon A. Harrison
  • Carol Herrera
  • Kevin J. Holzendorf
  • Todd Horsley
  • Paul C. Jablonski
  • Doug Kelsey
  • Susannah Kerr
  • Karen H. King
  • Jeffrey D. Knueppel
  • Wes Kooistra
  • Michele Wong Krause
  • Jeanne Krieg
  • Thomas C. Lambert
  • Richard J. Leary
  • Douglas Lecato
  • Adelee Marie Le Grand
  • Henry Li
  • Jack Martinson
  • M.J. Maynard
  • Erika Mazza
  • Jonathan H. McDonald
  • Diana C. Mendes
  • Angela Miller
  • Brad Miller
  • Jeffrey A. Parker
  • Marie Parker
  • Ronald A. Pavlik, Jr.
  • John R. Plante
  • Joe Policarpio
  • Allan Pollock
  • Robert Powers
  • Arun Prem
  • Kevin B. Quinn, Jr.
  • Leanne P. Redden
  • Ferdinand Risco
  • Michael I. Schneider
  • Kimberly Slaughter
  • Allen C. Smith, III
  • Scott Smith
  • David M. Stackrow, Sr.
  • Robin Stimson
  • Shunsake Takaya
  • Neil Tamppari
  • Gary C. Thomas
  • William T. Thomsen
  • Doug Tisdale
  • Thomas Topolski
  • Luc Tremblay
  • William Tsuei
  • Matthew Tucker
  • JC Vannatta
  • Peter Varga
  • Thomas R. Waldron
  • Jannet Walker Ford
  • Jeff Walker
  • Dottie L. Watkins
  • Jeffrey Wharton
  • Paul J. Wiedefeld
  • Eve Williams
  • Kimberley Williams

Honorary Board Members

Past Chairmen and Past Presidents of the American Public Transportation Association, American Transit Association, and the Institute for Rapid Transit.

  • Joseph Alexander
  • Doran J. Barnes
  • Ronald L. Barnes
  • John P. Bartosiewicz
  • Mattie P. Carter
  • Flora M. Castillo
  • Peter M. Cipolla
  • Shirley A. DeLibero
  • Rod Diridon, Sr.
  • George F. Dixon, III
  • Bernard J. Ford
  • James H. Graebner
  • Laurence W. Jackson
  • Celia G. Kupersmith
  • Reba Malone
  • Valarie J. McCall
  • Michael J. Scanlon
  • Beverly A. Scott
  • Howard Silver
  • Richmond J. Simonetta
  • Gary C. Thomas
  • Ronald J. Tober
  • Michael S. Townes
  • Peter Varga
  • Phillip A. Washington
  • Leslie R. White
  • Richard A. White
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