Board Of Excellence

Freddie Fuller ll

National Chair | Vice President at JACOBS | Washington, DC

A proven leader and a true public servant, Freddie Fuller has spent his entire professional career in the public transportation industry.  For more than 22 years Freddie has utilized his education, expertise and relationships to engage and connect organizations and individuals within the transit industry. 

Tanya Adams

First Vice Chair | Central US WSP | Chicago, IL

Tanya Adams has 31 years of experience with diversity initiatives and recruitment/outreach in the transportation industry. As Vice President, Community Relations and Diversity Manager and Co-Chair of the Diversity Council for WSP USA, she advocates for minority business involvement in both the engineering and business communities, and also on WSP USA’s contracts.

Sharmyn Elliott

Second Vice Chair | Somat Engineering of Ohio | Detroit, MI

Sharmyn Elliott is Vice President of Somat Engineering Inc. (Somat), a full-service infrastructure solution provider. Bringing more than 40+ years experience to the industry, Mr. Elliott’s current responsibilities include operations manager for the firm’s geotechnical and construction engineering practice disciplines, client relations, and developing and implementing strategic operations planning.

Warren Montague

Immediate Past Chair | Philadelphia, PA

Warren Montague currently serves as the Manager of Mobility Services for MV Transportation in Detroit, MI. In this role, he is the liaison for the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) Compliance & Standards department which oversees the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, Title VI, Paratransit Services, Specialized Services and the Drug and Alcohol Program.

Loretta Kirk

Secretary and Treasurer | Cleveland, OH

Loretta Kirk was formerly the Deputy General Manager – Finance and Administration for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA). As Chief Financial Officer of the GCRTA, her primary role was to manage the financial resources of the organization.

Mark Gale

MEMBER AT LARGE | Broward County Aviation Dept | Hollywood, FL

Mark Gale assumed the position of CEO/Director of Aviation for the Broward County Aviation Department in March 2016. He is responsible for the executive management and operation of Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) and North Perry (HWO) Airports, including strategic vision development and implementation of capital programs, financial performance, new goals and objectives.

Carmen Garcia

MEMBER AT LARGE | Office of Diversity DART | Dallas, TX

Carmen García accepted the position of Director, Outreach Programs for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), July 14, 2008. Recently promoted to Assistant Vice President, Office of Diversity (February 2017).

Gwendolen Gray

Member At Large | G2B Consulting | Los Angeles, CA

Gwendolen Gray is President and Founder of G2B Consulting, Inc., a professional transportation management consulting, business development, and marketing firm.

Adelee LeGrand, AICP

MEMBER AT LARGE | Transdev North America | New Orleans, LA

Adelee LeGrand, AICP, recently started an exciting new chapter in her career joining Transdev North America as Vice President of Transit Planning and Chief Strategy Officer to enhance service design and long term transit planning initiatives.

Carla Williams

Member At Large | HART | Los Tampa, FL

Carla M. Williams is the Manager of Community Relations for the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) in Tampa, Florida. She has coordinated community relations, marketing and business outreach programs to promote HART’s services to the Hillsborough County community for over 19 years.

Ruben Landa

Council Of Presidents Representative | WSP USA | Dallas, TX

Ruben Landa is an experienced and accomplished leader in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. He has more than 19 years of experience in planning, public involvement, public affairs, communications and diversity program management. He leads the communications, public involvement and diversity for the Texas/Mountain Region for WSP USA, Inc. His career includes stints with STV Incorporated, HDR Inc., the Texas State Senate, and K Strategies Group.

Beverly Greene

Council Of Presidents REPRESENTATIVE | AC Transit | Oakland, CA

Beverly Greene is the Executive Director of External Affairs, Marketing & Communications at the Alameda – Contra Costa Transit District or AC Transit responsible for Legislative Affairs, Community Relations, Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service.

Michelle Hiett

Council Of Presidents REPRESENTATIVE | LTK Transit | Ambler, PA

“Helping others is the rent we pay for the space we occupy.”

This motto is the premise by which Michelle D. Hiett lives. With the goal of understanding the “Big Picture” towards adding immediate value personally and professionally, it is also the basis by which she orchestrates completion of each assignment.

Christian T. Kent

Board Advisor | Virginia Beach, VA

Christian T. Kent, Principal of Christian T. Kent, Transit Management Consulting, has over 30 years of experience in the public transit industry, and his consultancy serves both public and private-sector clients, primarily in paratransit operations, maintenance and technology; system evaluations in the style of a peer review or business analysis as required; contract management issues from both public and private-sector perspectives; leadership development, to include hands-on training of project managers, directors, and junior executives; strategic planning and execution, to include stakeholder vetting, particularly with the disability community; and innovative service models and alternatives with cost reduction strategies that, most importantly, do not detract from quality service for the customer.

India Birdsong

Council Of Presidents Advisor | Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority | Cleveland, OH

India Birdsong serves as the chief operating officer of WeGo Transit in Nashville and the Regional Transportation Authority. She began her duties in June 2015. Prior to joining the transit authorities, Birdsong served as the Senior Manager of Bus Supervision & Instruction, Central Region for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). During her tenure with CTA, she also held positions leading operations for a CTA Operating Division, Bus Operator Instruction, and Special Events Planning. Due to Birdsong’s hard work and dedication within the transportation industry, her skills, leadership, and positive outlook on the transportation industry was highly recognized. As a result, she now serves as the Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority (GCRTA) General Manager and CEO.