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We’re Hiring! Featured COMTO Positions

Associate, Membership & Chapter Services The Associate, Membership & Chapter Support oversees the full lifecycle of membership at COMTO including retention and recruiting. As the major touchpoint for membership, the Associate will provide support to 35 COMTO chapters across North America with outreach, tools, and best practices in membership programs. In coordination with external affairs, …

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2022 Transportation Senior Executive Program

Let’s be honest, we’ve all had a “rough go” during 2020 and 2021. We’ve learned a few hard lessons and are now ready to reconnect in a different, perhaps more meaningful, way. The 2022 Transportation Senior Executive program (TSE) is a part of the PULSE™ series: an intensive, advanced leadership development path designed to meet …

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CDOT Welcomes Marsha Nelson to Lead Environmental Justice and Equity Branch

Congratulations to COMTO Colorado Chapter President Marsha Nelson on being selected to lead the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) newly-created Environmental Justice and Equity Branch! Nelson joins CDOT from the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure of the City and County of Denver, where she helped lead the department’s priorities in transportation equity and the …

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For Immediate Release: COMTO Announces Strategist and Association Leader April Rai As New President & CEO

Rai Brings Over 15 Years of Experience to the Transportation Organization as It Builds Upon Its 50-Year Legacy as the Voice of Equity in the Industry For Immediate ReleaseNovember 15, 2021 Alexandria, VA—The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), a nonprofit organization founded in 1971 dedicated to advancing minorities in the transportation industry with 35 …

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FAA Deputy Administrator Brad Mims Receives the 2021 Distinguished Service APTA Award

COMTO congratulates former President & CEO and Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator, Brad Mims, on receiving the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Distinguished Service Award. This APTA award honors significant contributions to public transportation through policy, legislative initiative and leadership. With over 40 years as a transportation professional in both the government and private sectors, …

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Meet the Newly Appointed COMTO National Board Members: Yvette Janniere-Houlder and Dr. Lester Woods

Rounding out the 2021–2023 COMTO National Board of Directors are Yvette Janniere-Houlder, Lead Program Management, Enterprise Applications, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, State of New York and Dr. Lester Woods, Chief Administrative Officer, Missouri Department of Transportation, appointed as At-Large Members by Tanya Adams, Chair, COMTO National Board of Directors.  “Ms. Janniere-Houlder and Dr. Woods are the perfect addition to our 2021-2023 …

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COMTO Industry Awards Shine a Light on Excellence in Transportation

For Immediate Release October 14, 2021 2021 COMTO Industry Awards Shine a Light on Excellence in Transportation Awards Recognize Accomplishments Which Took Place During the Height of the COVID-19 Pandemic The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), a nonprofit organization founded in 1971 dedicated to advancing minorities in the transportation industry with 35 chapters in …

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Registration Is Open: COMTO 50th Anniversary National Meeting and Training Conference (Virtual)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Please join us (virtually) for the COMTO 50th Anniversary Virtual National Meeting and Training Conference from September 28–30, 2021! #COMTO50 #COMTO50NMTC REGISTER: https://members.comtonational.org/page/2021-conference The deadline to register is September 24, 2021. Sponsor, exhibit and advertising opportunities are available! We will bring together industry leaders from across all modes of #transportation for the …

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