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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.

2017-2018 Officers


Nat FordNathaniel P. Ford Sr.
Chief Executive Officer
​Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Jacksonville, FL

Nat's Notes/December 2017​

Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. is Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and current Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). His distinguished career spans more than three decades, including tenures as CEO of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. He has been active in APTA for more than 18 years serving in multiple leadership roles, including Vice Chair of the Management and Finance Committee, and Secretary/Treasurer.


Mr. Ford has built a legacy of organizational leadership, fiscal acumen and innovation throughout his distinguished career. He is a champion of multimodal transportation, walkable neighborhoods, public-private partnerships and transit-oriented development; and known for industry-leading insights and thought leadership on international transportation issues from trade and study missions to Australia, China, France, New Zealand, Russia, Cuba and Portugal.


Ford is a member of the Transportation Research Board, where he chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In addition, Ford is the immediate past chair of the Transportation and Expressway Authority Membership of Florida (TEAMFL). He is an active member of the local Jacksonville community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Goodwill Industries, and United Way of Northeast Florida, and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Florida.


He has received numerous awards for his transformational programs and initiatives, including the 2017 Thomas G. Neusom Founder’s Leadership Award from the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials and the White House Champion of Change from former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. He was named “Ultimate CEO” by the Jacksonville Business Journal and received the Urban League’s Clanzel T. Brown Award for diversity programs. Under Ford’s leadership, the JTA was recognized as the winner of the 2016 APTA Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award.


Mr. Ford holds an Executive MBA from the Davis School of Business at Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in organizational leadership from Mercer University. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Consortium Program at Emory University, has completed executive training at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and recently became a published author. Mr. Ford and his wife, Jannet, are the proud parents of six children.​

Vice Chair

  Doran BarnesDavid M. Stackrow, Sr.  
  Capital District Transportation Authority
  Albany, NY 



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

Immediate Past Chair

Phillip A. WashingtonDoran J.  Barnes
Executive Director
Foothill Transit
West Covina, CA​


2017-2018 Members-at-Large

Dorval Carter

Doug Allen
Chief Executive Officer
Virginia Railway Express
Alexandria, VA

Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee Representative


Dorval Carter

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

At-Large Member



  Frederick L. Daniels, Jr.
  Treasurer, Board of Directors
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
  Atlanta, GA 

  At-Large Transit Board Member​

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

  Rail Transit CEOs Subcommittee Representative

Dorval Carter

Carolyn Flowers
Senior Vice President
Los Angeles, CA

At-Large Member

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

  Top 10 Business Member Representative

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

  Top 10 Transit Agencies Representative 

Mitchell  Andrew Johnson
  Chief Operating Officer
  Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District
  Urbana, IL

  Small Operations Committee Representative

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

  At-Large Member

  J​ack Martinson
  Vice President/Customer Director
  ALSTOM Transportation Inc.
  New York, NY

t-Large Business Member
  Bacarra Sanderson Mauldin
  Board Member
  Birmingham Regional Paratransit Consortium dba ClasTran​
  Birmingham, AL

t-Large Transit Board 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

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

  Bus and Paratransit CEOs Committee Representative

  Greg Percy

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

   Canadian Member

Michael A. SandersLeanne P. Redden
Executive Director
Regional Transportation Authority
Chicago, IL

Legacy System Representative


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

  At-Large Business Member

Wharton  Jeffrey Wharton
  IMPulse NC LLC
  Mount Olive, NC

  BMBG Representative

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

  At-Large Business Member


  Maxine A. Wortham
  Chair of the Board of Trustees
  Greater Peoria Mass Transit District
  Peoria, IL

  Transit Board Members Representative

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