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Chapter Awards

WTS-GNY has annual Chapter Recognition Awards that are then submitted to WTS International for consideration for the Annual Conference. These awards are: 

  • Member of the Year Award 
  • Employer of the Year Award 
  • Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award 
  • Innovative Transportation Solutions Award 
  • Honorable Ray LaHood Award 

Nominations are submitted by chapter members and voted on by the WTS-GNY Recognitions Committee, and the awards are announced during the Annual Meeting every January.

Please click HERE to submit nominations. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2021.

 

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

2021

Member of the Year - Fione Robe

Employer of the Year - Hatch/LTK

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award Carla Artis

Innovative Transportation Solutions - MTA LONG ISLAND RAILROAD (Positive Train Control)

 

2020

Member of the Year - Elizabeth Hynes, Parsons

Employer of the Year - Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)

Innovative transportation Solutions - One Metro New York (OMNY), Cubic Transportation Systems 

Ray LaHood Award -  Rick Cotton, PANYNJ

 

2019

Member of the Year - Tiffany Cummings, Stantec

Employer of the Year - HDR

Innovative transportation Solutions - MTA Reimagines the Customer Experience 

Rosa Parks - Dr. Angela Battle, NJ Transit 

Ray LaHood Award -  Stephen Dilts, HNTB

 

2018

Member of the Year - Beth DeAngelo, WSP 

Employer of the Year - Dewberry

Innovative transportation Solutions - LIRR, Flushing Main Street ADA Station 

Rosa Parks -Flora Castillo, NJ Transit 

 

2017

Member of the Year - Sutapa Bhattacharjee Phd, NJTPA

Employer of the Year - Arup

Rosa Parks Diversity - Denise Berger, AIA,PANY&NJ 

Innovative Transport Solutions - NYCDOT Queens Boulevard Safety Improvement Project 

Ray LaHood Award -  Patrick A. Nowakowski, LIRR

 

2016

Member of the Year - Barbara Kearse

Employer of the Year - HNTB

Innovative Transport Solutions -  Citi Bike

Ray LaHood Award -  Ian Campo

 

2015

Member of the Year - Polina Knaster

Employer of the Year - Jacobs

Innovative Transport Solutions -  MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Credit Card Pilot Program 

2014

Member of the Year - Stephanie Camay 

Employer of the Year - AKRF 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Leslie Mesnick-Uretsky   

Innovative Transport Solutions -  Boro Taxi Program 

 

2013

Member of the Year - Julia Kerson 

Employer of the Year - Vanasse, Hangen, Brustlin, Inc. 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Flora Ramos

Innovative Transport Solutions - MTA Bus Time 

 

2012

Member of the Year - Malinda Foy 

Employer of the Year - CH2MHill 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - NEW (Non-Traditional Employment for Women)

   

2011

Member of the Year - Daniella M. Bernett  

Employer of the Year - MTA New York City Transit 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Ella McLeod
Innovative Transport Solutions - Rehabilitation of the West 96th Street Station

 

2010

Member of the Year - Linda Travis  

Employer of the Year - Parsons Brinckerhoff 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Maria Garcia
 

2009

Member of the Year - Amy V. Kaufman 

Employer of the Year - New York City Department of Transportation 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Felicia Jones



2008

Member of the Year - Stacey Hodge
Employer of the Year - AECOM 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Cheryl George