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Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year is a female leader in transportation who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry. The woman has directly contributed to the advancement of women and minorities through programs or opportunities in the transportation field.

Previous Award Winners

2007

Barbara Reese, VDOT 

2008

Donna Mays, VDOT

2009

Viktoria Badger, Richmond Virginia Economic Development Authority

2010

Irene Ricco, FHWA

2012

Patsy Napier, McCormick Taylor

2013

Thelma Drake, Director of Virginia Rail and Public Transportation

2014

Barbara Nelson, Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

2015

Grindly Johnson, Deputy Secretary of Transportation - Virginia

2016

Jennifer Mitchell, Director of Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

2017

Shannon Valentine, CTB Member

2018

Jessie Yung, FHWA

2019

Marcie Parker, VDOT

2020

Kerri S. Barile, PhD, Dovetail Cultural Resource Group