Meet the COMTO National Office

COMTO National is led by a team of professionals who are committed to the mission and vision of the organization. The national office is supported by a distinguished Board of Directors who are well-respected and experienced leaders in the transportation industry.

April Rai

President & CEO

As President & CEO, April works to build upon COMTO’s 50-year history of ensuring equitable opportunities and maximum participation for minority individuals, veterans, people with disabilities and minority, women and disadvantaged business enterprises (MWDBEs). With over 15 years of experience managing private, public sector and non-profit organizations, April’s career focus has centered on strategic partnership development, coalition building, people and project management. Under the direction of the COMTO Board of Directors Chair, Tanya Adams, April provides strategic leadership, guidance and ensures COMTO operates effectively to further the mission.

Phone: 202.506.2917

Melissa Dent

Chief Financial Officer

Melissa Dent has over 35 years of experience in Accounting and Finance. Her vast experience includes executive positions as Senior Internal/External Auditor, CFO, V.P. of Finance and Senior Business Consultant in the public accounting, federal and state governments, corporate, banking and nonprofit sectors. Melissa is a Certified Public Accountant and received her B.S. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Phone: 202.506.2917

Gatwiri Muthara

Membership & Communications Manager

 Gatwiri Muthara has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations for global corporations, nonprofits and membership associations. She is skilled in internal communications, public relations, news writing and reporting, social media, video production, web content management, marketing, business development and events in the nonprofit, corporate and federal sectors. 

Phone: 202.506.2917

Dante Flood

Executive Assistant, Administrator and Membership Coordinator

Dante Flood is a COMTO CITY Internship alumnus who assisted in the coordination of COMTO’s 43rd, 44th and 45th annual National Conferences. HE gained valuable insight into the efficient running of the organization. He currently assists the Membership Manager. 

Phone: 202.506.2917

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