Month: March 2021

COMTO and Latinos in Transit Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

COMTO is pleased to announce we have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Latinos in Transit (LIT), forming an alliance to advance diversity and equity in the transportation industry. LIT, founded in 2016, is the premier organization dedicated to promoting the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in transportation. With a …

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Emerging Leaders Spotlight: Meet Fahteema Parrish, President, Parrish and Sons Construction

Fahteema Parrish’s road to entrepreneurship began at a young age as she watched her parents run their own HVAC company. Now, Fahteema is the President and Founder of her own company—Parrish & Sons Construction LLC—a 100% minority, woman-owned construction company in Kansas City, Missouri where she sees entrepreneurship as way to serve the community and …

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COMTO in Conversation: Joi Taylor Dean, Chief Executive Officer of Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority

In our first COMTO in Conversation series, we sat down with Joi Taylor Dean, Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Virginia (RMTA), about her experience in transportation where she says every day is an adventure. Joi is no stranger to being the only woman or woman of color in the room, …

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Freddie Fuller Promoted to New Role as Geographic Sales Manager for Mid-Atlantic at Jacobs

COMTO National congratulates our National Board Chair, Freddie Fuller, on his new role as Geographic Sales Manager (GSM) for the Mid-Atlantic within the People & Places Solutions (PPS) line of business at Jacobs. As the GSM for the Mid-Atlantic, Freddie will be responsible for ensuring the sales team achieves their financial goals for sales within …

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COMTO Miami Celebrates 35 Years of Service and Making History 

In celebration of their 35th Anniversary, COMTO Miami held its Kick-Off event on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm, via Zoom. The event recognized the chapter’s Founder and the first Executive Committee for their vision and dedication in establishing the chapter. The family of the late Carmen Hamm Davis, the chapter’s first Vice President, …

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COMTO to Host the 2020 Industry Awards

Please join us for the 2020 COMTO Industry Awards on April 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm EDT. Register for this awards program where we recognize individuals, organizations and COMTO Chapters who have made outstanding contributions to the transportation industry. We will virtually celebrate the 2020 Industry Awards winners for work completed in 2019. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to …

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Relive COMTO Women’s History Month Event

The COMTO Women Leaders in Transportation–Breaking Barriers & Making Lasting Change—Women’s History Month event—was a huge success! Our panel discussed women in transportation, including what can be done to ensure their success and how to make room for more women at the top. The panel also examined challenges that women of color face in transportation …

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