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American Public Transportation Association

 Program

Please note that the program is preliminary and subject to change.​​

 

Tuesday, January 22

Registration

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Orchid Foyer

Business Member Budget Committee Meeting

3 - 4 p.m.
Chair, Janet S. Rogers

Business Member Programs Committee Meeting

4 - 5 p.m.
Chair, Tony Kellen

Business Member Legislative & Business Member Procurement Committees Joint Meeting

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Chairs, Raymond J. Melleady & Natalie E. Cornell

 

Wednesday, January 23

Business Member Small Business Committee Meeting

8 - 9 a.m.
Chair, Jose R. Bustamante, P.E.

Registration

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Orchid Foyer

Business Member Workforce Development Committee Meeting

9 - 10 a.m.
Chair, Michael A. Allegra

Guests’ Breakfast (Dutch treat)

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Aura Restaurant

Business Member Business Development Committee Meeting

10 - 11 a.m.
Chair, Francis "Buddy" Coleman

Lunch

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

On Own
(Golfers - lunch included in golf fee; will be served at the course)

Afternoon Events

12 - 5 p.m.

~ Golf Outing at the Naples Gold Club - sign up by January 12 required
~ Optional Hotel Activities TBD 

Opening Reception and Dinner

6 - 8 p.m.
 

Thursday, January 24

Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Orchid Foyer

Call to Order

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
  • Huelon A. Harrison, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Principal, Legacy Resource Group, Dallas, TX

Opening Remarks

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Welcome to Naples
  • Michelle Arnold, Director, Public Transit & Neighborhood Enhancement, Collier County, Naples, FL
APTA Chair's Remarks & Report
  • David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA, Chair, APTA; Immediate Past Chair, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
President and CEO's Remarks
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
BMBG Chair's Report
  • Huelon A. Harrison, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Principal, Legacy Resource Group, Dallas, TX
~ Approval of Minutes from October 2018 BMBG Meeting
~ 2019 BMBG Nominations Committee
  • Jeffrey Wharton, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Director, Alternative Delivery Services, SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc., Bloomfield, NJ

APTA Finance Report

9:30 - 10 a.m.
Speaker
  • Kim R. Green, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Executive Director of Business Development, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL

FY2019 Business Member Activity Fund & Proposed FY2020 Activity Fund Report

10 - 10:30 a.m.
Speaker
  • Janet S. Rogers, Chair, Business Member Budget Committee; Vice President, Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., Alameda, CA

Networking Break

10:30 - 11 a.m.

SESSION: "Moving Forward" - The 2019 Legislative Agenda and BMBG Advocacy Plan for Transit

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Orchid 1-2
Speakers
  • Ward W. McCarragher, Vice President - Government Affairs, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • Raymond J. Melleady, Chair, Business Member Legislative Subcommittee; Executive Vice President, USSC Group, Exton, PA

Lunch

12 - 1 p.m.

(for all BMBG meeting attendees)

SESSION: Infrastructure Investment Legislation and Advocacy Plan

1 - 2:15 p.m.
Orchid 1-2
Speakers
  • Leanne P. Redden, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Public Transportation CEO Coordinating Council; Vice Chair, Legislative Committee; Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL
  • Ward W. McCarragher, Vice President - Government Affairs, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Networking Break

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

SESSION: Decision 2018 - Transit-Related Ballot Measure Review

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Orchid 1-2
Speakers
  • Josh Cohen, Campaign Manager, APTA Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC

SESSION: APTA Strategic Plan - Listening Session

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Orchid 1-2
Speakers
  • David J. Carol, Chief Operating Officer, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • Petra Mollet, Vice President - Strategic & International Programs, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

SESSION: BMBG Strategic Plan Presentation

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Orchid 1-2
Moderator
  • Raymond J. Melleady, Chair, Business Member Legislative Subcommittee; Executive Vice President, USSC Group, Exton, PA
Speakers
  • Mike Camburn, Engagement Manager, FMP Consulting, Arlington, VA
  • Daniel Ohmott, Senior Consultant, FMP Consulting, Arlington, VA

Reception and Dinner

6 - 8 p.m.
 

Friday, January 25

Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration

7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Orchid Foyer

SESSION: Navigating Transit Agencies Successfully

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Orchid 1-2
Speaker
  • Paul Comfort, Esq., Vice President - Business Development, Trapeze Group, Columbia, MD

SESSION: "State of the State" for Transit in Florida

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Orchid 1-2
Moderator
  • 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
Speakers
  • Michelle Arnold, Director, Public Transit & Neighborhood Enhancement, Collier County, Naples, FL
  • Lisa M. Bacot, Immediate Past Chair, State Affairs Committee; Executive Director, Florida Public Transportation Association, Tallahassee, FL
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Immediate Past Chair, APTA; Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council; Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
  • Paul Goyette, Lee County Transit (Lee Tran), Fort Myers, FL (invited)

Networking Break

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

SESSION: APTA Conferences, Sponsorships & EXPO

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Orchid 1-2
Speaker
  • Lenay Gore, Sr. Director - Meetings and Trade Shows, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
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