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History

WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter

In 1985, a group of dedicated and hardworking professionals recognized the need for an organization that can provide elements not always available to them through their other professional affiliations.  The group launched the WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter with the goal of creating an environment that encourages the advancement of women in the transportation industry.  While the Chapter started out small, today it has more than 120 individual members and the support of key transportation leaders across the Valley.

Originally known as WTS Phoenix/Valley of the Sun, the chapter changed its name in 1996 to WTS Metropolitan Phoenix to include all the cities that make up the Phoenix metropolitan area.

 

Annual Award Recipients

2016

Trailblazer Award – Alan Wulkan, The Wulkan Group

Woman of the Year - Phoenix Vice Mayor Kate W. Gallego

Employer of the Year - Hill International, Inc. & Maricopa County Department of Transportation

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Kent Lane, ADOT

Innovative Transportation Solutions - Valley Metro/Cities of Phoenix and Mesa

New Member of the Year - Paul Basha, City of Scottsdale

Member of the Year - Petrina Lundy, Hill International, Inc.

2015

Woman of the Year - Former City Councilwoman Shana Ellis

Employer of the Year - Arizona Department of Transportation

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - 

Innovative Transportation Solutions - 

New Member of the Year - Jenny Robertson, PSM2

Member of the Year - 

Alicia Robertson Metropolitan Phoenix Presidential Scholarship - 

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship - 

Molitoris Leadership Scholarship - 

Helene M. Overly & Esther Kmetty Scholarship - 

2014

Woman of the Year - Karla Petty, Federal Highways Adminstration

Employer of the Year - Sundt/Stacy Witbeck Joint Venture

Innovative Transportation Solutions - City of Phoenix Public Transit Department’s Senior Shuttle Program

New Member of the Year - Sherly Baker, Sundt

Member of the Year - Christina Bird, Keolis Transit

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship - Stephanie Stearns, Northern Arizona University

Molitoris Leadership Scholarship - Dana Bennewitz, Arizona State University

Helene M. Overly & Esther Kmetty Scholarship - Mary O’Brien, Arizona State  

2013

Woman of the Year - Zoe Richmond, Union Pacific Railroad

Employer of the Year - City of Phoenix

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Stephen Banta, Valley Metro

Innovative Transportation Solutions - Dr. Patricia Moore, Moore Deisgn Associates

New Member of the Year - Karla Ricci, AECOM

Member of the Year - Lupe Harriger

Alicia Robertson Metropolitan Phoenix Presidential Scholarship - Dawn Fortuna

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship - Alicia Becker

Molitoris Leadership Scholarship - Ashley Welton

Helene M. Overly & Esther Kmetty Scholarship - Paulina Reina

2012

Woman of the Year - Jennifer Toth, Arizona Department of Transportation

Employer of the Year - PSM2

Innovative Transportation Solutions - Valley Metro RPTA

Member of the Year - Jennifer Maples, City of Phoenix

Kammy Horne Metropolitan Phoenix Presidential Scholarship - Monica Soto

Arizona Centennial Scholarship - Melissa McLaughlin

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship - Amelia Celoza

Molitoris Leadership Scholarship - Breezy Shama

Helene M. Overly & Esther Kmetty Scholarship - Ellie Volosin

2011

Woman of the Year – Jennifer Toth

Employer of the Year – PSM2

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership – Hill International Inc.

Member of the Year – Jennifer Maples

Innovative Transportation Solutions – Valley Metro RPTA - Valley Metro Notes Promotional Campaign

2010

Woman of the Year – Jane Morris

Employer of the Year – InfraConsult

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership – Linda Kalaf

Member of the Year – Dave Boggs

Innovative Transportation Solutions – City of Phoenix Aviation Department and Gannett Fleming for Planning and Design of the PHX Sky Train™

2009

Woman of the Year – Carol Ketcherside

Employer of the Year – City of Phoenix Aviation Department

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership – Veolia Transportation

Mary O’Connor Member of the Year – Alicia Robertson

Innovative Transportation Solutions – Jennifer Love, Parsons Brinckerhoff

2008

Woman of the Year – Melissa Boyles – Valley Metro Rail, Inc. (METRO)

Employer of the Year –URS Corporation

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership – Hunt Construction

Member of the Year – Dawn Fortuna

Innovation in Transportation – Light Rail Transit System –Valley Metro Rail, Inc. (METRO)

2007

Woman of the Year – Tamie Fisher

Employer of the Year – Jacobs Carter Burgess

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award – City of Tempe

Member of the Year – Kristy Lockhart-Corbett

2006

Woman of the Year – Mary O’Connor

Employer of the Year – Regional Public Transportation Authority/Valley Metro

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership – Veolia Transportation

Member of the Year – Debbie Moffett

2005

Woman of the Year – Mary Peters

Employer of the Year – Valley Metro Rail, Inc. (METRO)

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership – Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council

Member of the Year – Melissa Boyles

2004

Woman of the Year – Terry Gruver

Employer of the Year – Parsons Brinckerhoff

Member of the Year – Vasti Mugica

2003

Woman of the Year – Debra Brisk

Employer of the Year - HDR

Member of the Year – Lupe Harriger

2002

Woman of the Year - Mary O’Connor

Employer of the Year - Parsons Brinckerhoff

Member of the Year - Susan A. Lewin

2001

Woman of the Year - Mary Peters

Employer of the Year - S.R. Beard & Associates and Arizona Department of Transportation

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