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Mon, Mar 7, 2011

Executive Director Honored as WTS 2010 Member of the Year

A special congratulations goes out to the Valley Metro RPTA executive director, Dave Boggs, who received the 2010 WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter Member of the Year on Saturday evening, March 5, at the annual awards and scholarship ceremony held at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Dave has been supportive of the WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter for more than nine years participating in the mentorship program and encouraging active participation at all levels in the association .

The event featured Master of Ceremonies Doug Nintzel, Media Relations Director for ADOT and Keynote Speaker Jennifer Toth, Director of Planning for ADOT. There were more than 150 transportation colleagues from both public and private organizations that attended the formal event.  In addition to the awards, there were four scholarships awarded to women who are currently studying in the transportation field and were viewed as having the ability to make a significant contribution to the local transportation industry. Katie Povee, Valley Metro Administration Assistant, received a scholarship award and is currently working towards a Master’s in Public Administration.

Congratulations Dave and Katie!

A complete list of winners is shown below:

Linda Kalaf, Veolia Transportation
WTS Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award

InfraConsult, LLC
WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Employer of the Year

City of Phoenix Aviation Department/Gannett Fleming
Planning and Design of the PHX Sky Train
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award

David A. Boggs
WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Member of the Year

Jane L. Morris
WTS Metropolitan Woman of the Year
About WTS:  Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. Boasting roughly 4,100 members - both men and women - WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry. Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal.
We are what we do. And the Women’s Transportation Seminar does a great deal. To fulfill its mission of advancing both the transportation industry and the professional women who are a growing part of it, WTS gives its members all of the necessary tools including access to other transportation professionals, monthly programs, annual awards, leadership opportunities, mentorship programs, and an annual conference.

The WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter was founded in 1985 and is dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages the advancement of women in the transportation industry. There are 120 individuals that support the local chapter and vast range of corporate sponsorship to support local events.

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