The COMTO Accessibility Committee works to ensure that the transportation needs of people with disabilities are incorporated into COMTO’s constituency. The committee highlights contributions that people with disabilities make to the transportation industry, bringing greater emphasis to disabled veteran-owned businesses among the historically underutilized businesses for which COMTO advocates.
The COMTO Careers in Transportation for Youth (CITY) Internship Committee is committed to helping the next generation of transportation leaders climb the ladder of opportunity.
- Colean Bembry, Regional Quality Manager, Mass. Electric Construction, firstname.lastname@example.org
The COMTO Emerging Leaders Committee works on key initiatives to engage COMTO professionals seeking to build the requisite skills to advance toward the rank of Officer or Executive in public or private organizations within the transportation industry. The emerging leader has demonstrated a desire to produce at the executive levels within the transportation industry in his or her current role. Because of industry trends, he or she is expected to excel in order to develop and lead new infrastructure and technological initiatives and will benefit from mentoring and guidance to navigate into a plausible succession plan within the transportation industry.
COMTO members who self-identify as an emerging leaders are placed into one of four tiers:
Tier 1—Entry Level/Young Professionals: COMTO members who work in entry-level positions who seek to advance to their first management position.
Tier 2—Middle Management: COMTO members who are responsible for planning and directing the work of others and/or key projects in light of organizational goals.
Tier 3—Senior Management: COMTO members who in addition to planning and directing the work of others, also are responsible for allocating resources and for working across the organization to facilitate the development and dissemination of organizational goals.
Tier 4—C-Suite Executives: COMTO members who are in charge of an organization or a primary function of an organization. They are responsible for ensuring the achievement of the organizational goals by advising senior management on strategies to accomplish goals.
The COMTO Historically Underutilizes Business (HUB) Committee assists the COMTO National Office with developing and maintaining a comprehensive and energetic program to promote the use of HUB vendors throughout the procurement process.
- Gwendolen Gray, Second Vice Chair, COMTO National Board of Directors; Project Controls Director and Vice President, HNTB, ggray@HNTB.com
The COMTO Industry Awards Committee reviews award nomination submissions, selects final award honorees and hosts the COMTO Industry Awards, the official closing program of the annual COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference.
The COMTO Legislative Advisory Council promotes policies and programs that advance the organization, as well as the mission, vision and strategic plan.
The COMTO Membership Committee generates initiatives to recruit and retain members, all subject to the review and approval from the COMTO National Board of Directors.
The COMTO Program Planning Committee develops workshops and forums for the annual COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference. This committee reviews and evaluates ‘Call for Papers’ submissions in order to ensure that the workshops, continuing education units and forums meet the educational needs and goals of COMTO’s membership.
The COMTO Scholarship Committee cultivates scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. This committee also educates members on the scholarship application process, as well as promotes scholarship opportunities to COMTO’s networks and throughout the transportation industry.
The COMTO Strategic Developing Committee maintains and refreshes the strategic plan to align with the mission, vision and goals of COMTO and to ensure that the COMTO strategic plan appropriately guides the organization to achieve its strategic direction desired.
The COMTO Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Steering Committee ensures the successful planning and execution of COMTO’s Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation ceremony traditionally held annually during Women’s History Month. Activities include ensuring COMTO meets its revenue goals, choosing honorees that meet all predefined criteria, securing all honorees will be present at the ceremony, planning logistics of the event and participating in teleconferences to ensure all timeline items are completed on schedule and assisting with all assigned onsite duties the day of the event.
- Tanya Adams, Chair, COMTO National Board of Directors; Vice President, Inclusion & Diversity, WSP USA