Angie Wilke, Vanpool Coordinator
Angie Wilkie, Vanpool Program Coordinator, joined Valley Metro in April 2014. With a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an extensive background with project management and marketing and communications, it was a perfect fit.

“I’m a people person,” explains Angie. “I was with Honeywell for 17 years and honed my marketing and communications skills, followed by 10 years at City of Glendale Neighborhood Services department, where I put my passion for helping others into play. 

Being exposed to government and non-government agencies, I saw big differences. But the common factor remains: projects that involve people require a composed, organized and thorough individual to manage all the moving parts and many personality types.” Angie is that individual and manages a fleet of nearly 400 vanpools, each with six to 15 participants, from all over Maricopa County.

Angie promotes the benefits of the vanpool program but also partners with the rest of Commute Solutions department to promote the benefits of all alternative modes of transportation and work schedules. “I telework and ride the RAPID bus to work each week,” explains Angie. “I favor telework because it’s a five step commute to my office, and I also enjoy riding the bus because I can relax, listen to music and save money while someone else is behind the wheel,” she smiles.

One of Angie’s short term goals is to raise awareness about vanpool promotions, such as the first month free to new groups this summer! Angie’s long term goals include growing the vanpool program each year with promotions, sharing success stories and connecting with the community.

“My outlet to recharge is spending time outdoors hiking, biking and golfing,” Angie shares. “I come from a military family and was born in Tokyo during my father’s service in the Air Force. I also have a son, who is the light of my life!”