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Past Recognition Award Recipients

*Denotes WTS International Award Winner

2015
Member of the Year: Melany Alliston-Brick - Mid Atlantic Regional Engineering Director, Toole Design Group
Woman of the Year: Therese McMillan - Acting Administrator, Federal Transit Administration*
Employer of the Year: Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Representative Grace Napolitano
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: I-95 Express Lanes
Honorable Ray LaHood Award: Mortimer Downey

2014
Member of the Year: Avital Barnea - Policy Analyst, Office of the Secretary, USDOT
Woman of the Year: Patricia Hendren - Consultant, former Director of the Office of Performance, WMATA
Man of the Year: Richard Sarles - General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, WMATA
Employer of the Year: Nspiregreen, LLC
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx*
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: moveDC Plan (Colleen Hawkinson - Project Manager)

2013
Member of the Year: Anne Stubbs - Executive Director, Coalition of Northeastern Governors
Woman of the Year: Deborah Hersman - Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
Employer of the Year: Federal Transit Administration*
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Dr. Bryna Helfer - Director of Public Engagement, USDOT
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: I-395 Air Rights Environmental Assessment (STV, DDOT, and PGP)

2012
Member of the Year: Anja Graves
Woman of the Year: Beverley Swaim-Staley*
Employer of the Year: Holland & Knight LLP
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Rep. Donna Edwards
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: I-495 Express Lanes Project (Virginia Department of Transportation and Transurban-Fluor)
Lifetime Achievement Award: The Honorable Barbara Boxer - U.S. Senator from California
 
2011
Member of the Year: Greer J. Gillis - Assistant Vice President, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Woman of the Year: Lora Byala, AICP - President of Foursqaure Integrated Transportation Planning
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: McKissack & McKissack
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative (CAAFI)
 
2010
Member of the Year: Jennifer Mitchell
Woman of the Year: Karen Rae*
Employer of the Year: Sharp & Company
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Lorraine Greene
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: DDOT Capital Bikeshare
Lifelong Leadership Advancing Women in Transportation: Honorable James Oberstar
 
2009
Member of the Year: Sean Denniston - Transportation Industry Analyst, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration
Woman of the Year: Mariia Zimmerman, Senior Policy Director, Reconnecting America
Employer of the Year: Parsons Brinckerhoff
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board
 
2008
Member of the Year: Bonnie Shepherd - Vice President, Marketing, East Region, Hatch Mott MacDonald
Woman of the Year: Effie Stallsmith - Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration
Employer of the Year: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)*
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: District Department of Transportation - South Capitol Street Bridge Rehabilitation
 

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Member of the Year: Cathy Connor - Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Woman of the Year: Deborah Lipman – Director, Office of Policy and Gov't Relations, WMATA
Employer of the Year: Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Parsons Brinkerhoff
 
2006
Member of the Year: Christie Dawson - American Public Transportation Association
Woman of the Year: Cynthia J. Burbank - Federal Highway Administration/Federal Transit Administration
Employer of the Year: HDR
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Bea E. Hicks - Senior Operations Manager, WMATA
 
2005
Member of the Year: Sherry Ways - Transportation Planner, FHWA Office of Planning
Woman of the Year: Diana C. Mendes - Senior Vice President, DMJM Harris
Employer of the Year: Dewberry
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Linda J. Washington - Acting Assistant Secretary, USDOT
 
2004
Member of the Year: Margaret M. Ballard - Senior Transportation Planner, HDR
Woman of the Year: Anne Canby - President, Surface Transportation Policy Project*
Employer of the Year: Cairo Corporation
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
 
2003
Member of the Year: Leigh Smythe Merino - Manager, Tire Technical Standards, Rubber Manufacturers Association
Woman of the Year: Mary E. Peters - Administrator, Federal Highway Administration*
Employer of the Year: Jacobs Civil Inc.
 
2002
Woman of the Year: Edith Boyden - USDOT Volpe Center (retired)
 
2001
Member of the Year: Jan Balkin - Safety Consultant, North American Driver Safety Foundation
Woman of the Year: Cynthia Burbank - Assoc. Administrator, Planning, Environment and Realty, Federal Highway Administration
Employer of the Year: Federal Transit Administration
 
2000
Member of the Year: Felicia Young - Team Leader of Research and Financial Services, Federal Highway Administration Office of Interstate Border Planning
Woman of the Year: Luz Hopewell - Former Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business, USDOT

1999
Member of the Year: Wendy Klancher
Woman of the Year: Gerri L. Hall - President, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.     
Employer of the Year: American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

1998
Member of the Year: Nuria Fernandez
Woman of the Year: Linda Morgan - Chair, Surface Transportation Board  
Employer of the Year: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

1997
Member of the Year: Mortimer Downey
Woman of the Year: Lana Batts - American Trucking Association         

1996
Member of the Year: Elaine Murakami
Woman of the Year: Susan Perry - Senior Vice President of Government Relations, American Bar Association  
Employer of the Year: Bombardier Transit Corporation    

1995
Member of the Year: Debra Farrar-Dyke - WMATA
Woman of the Year: Jolene Molitoris - Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration  
Employer of the Year: Federal Highway Administration         

1994
Member of the Year: Elaine Dezenski
Woman of the Year: Karen Borhaug Phillips - Vice President for Legislation, Association of American Railroads & Past Vice Chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission
Employer of the Year: Surface Transportation Policy Project

1993
Member of the Year: Carra Schoene and Dee McDowell
Woman of the Year: Grace Crunican - Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration & Past President, WTS National     
Employer of the Year: Siemens Corporation 

1992
Member of the Year: Fran Bents
Woman of the Year: Sarah Campbell - Partner, TransManagement, Inc./First Executive Director, Surface Transportation Policy Project

1991
Member of the Year: Roslyn Kaiser
Woman of the Year: Gail Clements McDonald - Vice Chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission

1990
Member of the Year: Katherine Hooper and Judy Kaplan Weiner
Woman of the Year: Stephanie Lee-Miller - Director, Office of Commercial Space, USDOT      

1989
Member of the Year: Mary Van Engelen
Woman of the Year: The Honorable Barbara Mikulski - U.S. Senator from Maryland          

1988
Member of the Year: Leslie Baldwin and Sandra Hemmingway
Woman of the Year: Elaine Chao - Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission

1987
Member of the Year: Cynthia Burbank and Pat Cass
Woman of the Year: Diane Steed - Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration          

1986
10th Anniversary Year: All previous recipients acknowledged

1985
Member of the Year: Cynthia Burbank and Judy Meade
Woman of the Year (Achievement Award): Joan Bauerlein - Acting Deputy Director, Office of Budget, Federal Aviation Administration       

1984
Member of the Year: Shirley Lloyd
Woman of the Year (Achievement Award): Rosalind Knapp - Deputy General Counsel, USDOT       

1983
Member of the Year: Judy Kaplan
Woman of the Year (Achievement Award): Carmen Turner - General Manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority*

1982
Member of the Year: Katherine Hooper
Woman of the Year (Achievement Award): Sandra Spence - Amtrak               

1981

Member of the Year: Linda Lawson
Woman of the Year (Achievement Award): Lana Batts - American Trucking Association and Alinda Burke Page - Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration

1980
Woman of the Year (Achievement Award): Ellen Hanson - Interstate Commerce Commission

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