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Transit Board Members Board Support Staff Workshop

Transit Board Members Board Support Staff Workshop2018-12-07T13:07:35-04:00
We look forward to welcoming you to APTA’s Transit Board Members Governance Workshop. The program below, created exclusively for transit board members, outlines the activities of this Tuesday-only workshop. Please note that only Transit Board Members from APTA member operating transit agencies may attend this workshop.
 
At the conclusion of the Transit Board Members Governance Workshop, continue your learning experience at the Industry Leadership Summit that all Board Members are automatically registered for. 

For your convenience the program is also outlined below.

Please note that the programs are preliminary and subject to change.

Last Updated:Oct. 8​​​​​​​​​

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Transit Board Members Governance Workshop Progam

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Tuesday, November 27

Registration

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Registration, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

Transit Board Members Committee Meeting

9 – 10 a.m.
Renaissance Ballroom West A, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

Chair, Carol Herrera

Ice Breaker Activity / Networking Break

10 – 10:15 a.m.
Renaissance Pre-Function, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

GENERAL SESSION: From the Ground Up

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Renaissance Ballroom West A, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

How Transit Boards Members Can Strengthen their Grassroots Advocacy

As public transit agencies navigate today’s complex environment, transit board members are increasingly important as “boots on the ground” advocates, ambassadors, and partners with local and state leaders. The panel discussion will explore a few critical questions: How can board members strengthen their transit-related outreach and be effective in their community and in the political arena? What are the risks and rewards of outreach to elected officials, especially those with whom transit board members have independent relationships?

Moderator

  • Valarie J. McCall, Vice Chair, Meetings Programming and Site Selection Committee; Member, Board of Trustees, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH

Panelists

  • Flora M. Castillo, C.H.I.E., New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Ventnor, NJ
  • Doug Tisdale, Chair, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

GENERAL LUNCHEON: The Board-Staff Partnership – Cultivating Candor, Communication, and Collaboration

12 – 1:30 p.m.
Renaissance Ballroom East, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

A Transit Board Members and Transit Board Administrators Joint Session

A strong and healthy board-staff partnership provides flexible and resilient leadership that contributes positively to the organization’s overall impact. The keynote presentation addresses best practices of effective board/staff partnerships, followed by Q&A with the audience.

Introduction/Moderator

  • Carol Herrera, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Transit Board Members Committee; Chair, Transit Board Members Executive Council; Executive Board Vice Chair, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA

Featured Speaker

  • Artis Hampshire-Cowan, former WMATA Board Member; former Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Board, Howard University; Senior Fellow, Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges, Washington, DC

Networking Break

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Renaissance Pre-Function, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

EXCEPTIONAL GOVERNANCE IN A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

1:45 – 3 p.m.
Renaissance Ballroom West A, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

The Essential Characteristics of Exceptional Transit Board Service

What makes an effective board? What works? What doesn’t? How is the role of a transit board changing, and what is on the horizon?

– Rapid-Fire Presentations
1:45 – 2 p.m. 
 
Brief “case studies” from a few transit board members who can tell personal stories about the changing nature of their board service. What’s different? What’s next?
 

Moderator

  • Gary S. Giovanetti, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Secretary, Transit Board Members Committee; Board Member, San Joaquin Regional Transit District, Stockton, CA

Presenters

  • Michele Wong Krause, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Secretary, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
  • Diane Burgis, Chair, Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, Antioch, CA

– Panel Discussion

2 – 2:30 p.m.

Rapid-fire presentations lead into a panel discussion that explores the changing nature of governance and individual board service, followed by small group discussions. Each panelist makes a brief presentation, followed by moderated Q&A, which is then followed by small-group discussions moderated by panelists.

Moderator

  • Carol Herrera, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Transit Board Members Committee; Chair, Transit Board Members Executive Council; Executive Board Vice Chair, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA

Panelists

  • David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA, Chair, APTA; Immediate Past Chair, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
  • Bacarra Sanderson Mauldin, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, APTA Awards Committee; Vice Chair, Membership Committee; Chair, Transit Board Members Legislative Subcommittee; Interim Executive Director, Birmingham Regional Paratransit Consortium dba ClasTran, Birmingham, AL
  • Michael Goldman, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Board Member, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC

– Small Group Discussions, moderated by panelists

2:30 – 3 p.m.

Networking Break

3 – 3:15 p.m.
Renaissance Pre-Function, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

TRANSIT BOARD MEMBER BOOTCAMP: Leadership and Team Building

3:15 – 5 p.m.
Renaissance Ballroom West A, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

This “workshop inside the workshop” format focuses on leadership and team building – recognizing the strengths of different board members and how to develop/use these strengths to become a more effective board. How do you work with different leadership styles as a cohesive, unified board? What are the qualities that make for a good chair?

Facilitators

  • Dr. Barbara K. Gannon, Chair, Organizational Development Subcommittee; Principal, GannonConsult, Gloucester, MA
  • Lindsey C. Robertson, Director – Workforce Development, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Welcome Reception

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Renaissance Ballroom East, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

A Joint Reception For All Attendees of APTA’s Industry Leadership Week’s Events

All registrants and their guests are invited to mix, mingle, and connect with old and new colleagues at this opening welcome reception, which will be sure to set the tone for a busy week of activities.

 
 
 
 

 

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Tuesday, November 27

Registration

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Registration

Welcome Reception

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Renaissance Ballroom East, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

A Joint Reception For All Attendees of APTA’s Industry Leadership Week’s Events

All registrants and their guests are invited to mix, mingle, and connect with old and new colleagues at this opening welcome reception, which will be sure to set the tone for a busy week of activities.

 

Wednesday, November 28

Registration

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Registration

Continental Breakfast

8 – 9 a.m.
Grand Ballroom Pre-function, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

Breakfast sponsored by MV Transportation, Inc.

OPENING GENERAL SESSION: Innovation and Disruption – Two Sides of the Same Coin

9 – 9:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom North, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

The public transportation industry is increasingly challenged by shifting disruptive forces: rider and stakeholder expectations, rapidly changing technology, big data and open data, changing demographics, and connectivity are just a few. These complex and inter-related forces also represent opportunities for organizational improvements, new partnerships, and service innovations. Discover some new ways to think about innovation and disruption in these remarks, which will set the stage for the rest of the day.

APTA Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA, Chair, APTA; Immediate Past Chair, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY

Introduction

  • David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA, Chair, APTA; Immediate Past Chair, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY

Keynote Address

  • David Zipper, Fellow, Urban and Regional Policy Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC

Networking Break

9:45 – 10 a.m.
Grand Ballroom Pre-function, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

PANEL DISCUSSION: Embracing Disruption: Success Stories from Other Industries

10 – 11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom North, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

The public transportation industry is experiencing rapid change, disrupted by advancing technology, shifting customer expectations and preferences, generational change, and new service providers. As transit leaders explore new best practices and operating models to meet these changes, there are important lessons to learn from other industries experiencing transformation by the same forces. This panel of industry leaders will explore the changing world around us, including how their industry is responding, how disruption had prompted improvements, and what is on the horizon.

Sponsored by INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc.

Moderator

  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Sponsor Recognition

  • Roland H. Staib, President/Chief Executive Officer, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA

Panelists

  • Robyn Boerstling, Vice President, Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources Policy, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC
  • Ed Mortimer, Executive Director, Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition; Vice President, Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC
  • Robert Morgan, Vice President, Emerging Technologies, American Banking Association, Washington, DC
  • Artemis Berry, Vice President, Member Engagement, National Retail Federation, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Martha M. Parham, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC

LUNCHEON: The Role of Public Transit in Reinventing Cities

12 – 1:45 p.m.
Renaissance Ballroom East, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

Mobility is central to individual prosperity, commerce, and the growth of communities. As city leaders and transportation leaders partner to develop, refine, and strengthen the existing transportation network, what are the emerging trends that are shaping the future? Learn more about the transformational trends influencing urban regions today and the growing role of transit in reinventing cities for the 21st century.  

Sponsored by Ecolane

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Presiding

  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Sponsor Recognition

  • Ryan J. Larsen, Senior Vice President, Ecolane USA, Inc., Elk Horn, IA

Featured Address

  • Clarence E. Anthony, CEO/Executive Director, National League of Cities, Washington, DC

PANEL DISCUSSION: Transit Agencies as Disrupters: How Transit Systems Are Changing Communities

2:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

Many transit agencies are acting with local officials and other partners to proactively transform and reshape their communities, and in so doing, have become disrupters themselves, engaging in a wide range of innovative policies and practices related to new service models, land use and zoning, traffic and travel patterns, recreation opportunities, employment hubs and housing centers, neighborhood revitalization, and economic development initiatives, among others. These transit leaders will share their vision for positioning their agencies as change agents and discuss how their vision and activities have impacted travel patterns, workforce development initiatives, strategies for balancing near-term priorities and long-range planning, and the very nature of the cities and communities they serve.

Moderator

  • Tham Nguyen, Senior Manager, Transportation Planning, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA

Panelists

  • Katharine Eagan Kelleman, AICP, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Mobility Management Committee; Chief Executive Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Doug Kelsey, Member, APTA Board of Directors; General Manager, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), Portland, OR
  • Laura Koprowski, Vice President of Government Affairs, Marketing and Communications, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, OH
  • Edgar H. Benning, General Manager/CEO, Mass Transportation Authority, Flint, MI

Diversity and Inclusion Council

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Renaissance Ballroom West A, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

Chair, Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.

POST-ELECTION UPDATE: Lessons Learned from Transit Ballot Campaigns

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

Public transit had a great year at the ballot box this past election, with voters supporting transit measures across the nation, including in California, where voters rejected a proposal to repeal a historic $54 billion investment over 10 years in transportation infrastructure, including public transit projects. Transit opponents, however, remain committed to advancing drastic measures that would defund transit in communities throughout the country. Listen as three experts and transit campaign veterans recount lessons learned for positioning a pro-transit message in this challenging environment.

Moderator

  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Vice Chair, APTA; Chair, Conference Planning Committee; Chair, Rail Transit CEOs Committee; Chair, Rail Transit Committee; Vice Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council; General Manager/CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA

Presenters

  • Josh Cohen, Campaign Manager, APTA Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC
  • Michael Quigley, Executive Director, California Alliance for Jobs, Sacramento, CA
  • Scott Smith, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ
 

Thursday, November 29

Small Operations Committee

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Penn Quarter, 2nd Floor, Renaissance Washington, DC

Chair, Allan Pollock

Registration

7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Registration

Continental Breakfast

8 – 9 a.m.
Grand Ballroom Pre-function, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

PANEL DISCUSSION: Individualizing the Mass Transit Experience

9 – 10:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom North, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

Transit passengers are a diverse group, with a wide range of behaviors, needs, and preferences. Transit industry leaders face critical challenges as they adapt to the diverse and changing rider preferences, needs, and expectations, made all the more complex by the amazing pace of digital change. Agencies must decide whether and how to invest in the appropriate research and analysis of available data to understand passenger behaviors, needs, and attitudes, and then leap forward to deliver the next generation transit experience—giving passengers more autonomy and options that include a fully integrated and personalized experience. 

Session sponsored by Genfare 

Moderator

  • Jeff Hiott, Assistant Vice President – Technical Services and Innovation, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Panelists

  • Randy S. Clarke, President/CEO, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, TX
  • Thomas C. Lambert, Member, APTA Executive Committee; President & CEO, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
  • Francis “Buddy” Coleman, Member, APTA Executive Committee; 2nd Vice Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Chair, Business Member Business Development Committee; Chief Customer Officer, Clever Devices Ltd., Woodbury, NY
  • Adelee Marie Le Grand, AICP, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Vice Chair, Workforce Development Committee; Vice President, Transdev, and Chief Strategy Officer, Regional Transit Authority, New Orleans, LA
  • Herbert Higginbotham, National Director, Transit & Shared Mobility, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Marcus Welz, President & CEO, Bytemark, Inc.; CEO, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems in U.S., Siemens Industry, Inc., Mobility Division, Washington, DC

Networking Break

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom Pre-function, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

PANEL DISCUSSION: Leveraging Resources to Create Value

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

How do transit agencies maximize, prioritize, and manage their strategic resources to provide value to their stakeholders—riders, communities, partners, and suppliers—and to adapt to rapid change that impacts the needs and expectations of these stakeholders? This panel will explore critical approaches and experiences relating to leveraging the full financial and funding toolbox to provide the value their customers and stakeholders demand.

Session sponsored by WSP USA

Moderator

  • Katherine Mattice, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (Co-owner of the Virginia Railway Express), Arlington, VA

Sponsor Recognition

  • Julie Dorazio, P.E., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Senior Vice President, National Market Leader-Transit and Rail, WSP USA, New York, NY

Panelists

  • David A. Genova, CSSD, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Vice Chair, Rail Transit CEOs Committee; Vice Chair, Rail Transit Committee; General Manager and CEO, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO
  • Donna DeMartino, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Mid-Size Operations Committee; Chief Executive Officer, San Joaquin Regional Transit District, Stockton, CA
  • Joseph C. Aiello, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Fiscal Management & Control Board, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Rob Gannon, Member, APTA Board of Directors; General Manager, King County Metro Transit Division/Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA

CLOSING LUNCHEON: A Political Insider’s Look at the Mid-Term Elections

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Renaissance Ballroom East, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

What will the mid-term elections mean for public transportation at the federal and state levels? This session features an inside look from one of the most respected voices on the national political scene.

Moderator

  • Diana C. Mendes, AICP, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Legislative Committee; Mid-Atlantic Division President, HNTB Corporation, Arlington, VA

Featured Address

  • Stuart Rothenberg, Ph.D., Political Analyst & Speaker; Senior Editor, Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales, Washington, DC

Legislative Committee Meeting

2:45 – 5 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

Chair, Diana C. Mendes, AICP

Capitol Hill Reception

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Longworth House Office Building Cafeteria 

Meet and greet lawmakers and their staffs as we close the seminar with a Capitol Hill reception that will provide a chance to talk transit in a relaxed setting.

Directions to the Reception
Take Metrorail to the Capitol South Metro Station (Orange/Blue/Silver lines). Metrorail provides easy access to the Longworth House Office Building.

 

Friday, November 30

APTA Board of Directors Meeting

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Renaissance Ballroom East, Ballroom Level, Renaissance Washington, DC

(continental breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.)
Chair, APTA, David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA


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