Meet COMTO National's Staff

COMTO National is staffed by a team of professionals who are committed to the mission and vision of the organization. They are supported by volunteer board members who are among their professions’ most respected and experienced leaders.

Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd

Interim President & CEO

Dr. Boyd is an executive leader in higher education especially in the areas related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). She has more than 33 years of experience in mechanical engineering with specific expertise in acoustics submarine navigation systems analysis at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. While there, Dr. Boyd was an executive leader in engineering, diversity, inclusion and equity leadership. She most recently served as President of Alabama State University.

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

Mariah Stanley

Program Manager

Mariah Stanley has over 10 years of experience in the transportation industry with extensive Institutional and Youth and Student Outreach project portfolios as well as experience managing early career and mid-level manager, complex multi-use workforce development programs in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion. She is skilled in nonprofit management, government contracting, team building, business writing and fundraising.

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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