Chapter Awards

2022 WTS Annual International Conference Scholarship - Apply Today!

Are you hoping to attend the 2022 WTS Annual Conference? 

The conference will be held on May 18-20 in Seattle, Washington.

We are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to apply for a WTS-GNY scholarship to attend the Annual Conference. 

Please submit the application form (click below) and a statement of interest to wtsgny@gmail.com by Friday, April 8th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us with "2022 WTS Annual Conference Scholarship" as the subject line.

We look forward to reviewing your applications!

Conference Information:

The 2022 WTS Annual Conference offers special rates for students and public sector members, as well as corporate partners. 

Click here to access conference information!

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Annual 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.




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)



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



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



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 



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



Member of the Year - Barbara Kearse

Employer of the Year - HNTB

Innovative Transport Solutions -  Citi Bike

Ray LaHood Award -  Ian Campo



Member of the Year - Polina Knaster

Employer of the Year - Jacobs

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


Member of the Year - Stephanie Camay 

Employer of the Year - AKRF 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Leslie Mesnick-Uretsky   

Innovative Transport Solutions -  Boro Taxi Program 



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 



Member of the Year - Malinda Foy 

Employer of the Year - CH2MHill 

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



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



Member of the Year - Linda Travis  

Employer of the Year - Parsons Brinckerhoff 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Maria Garcia


Member of the Year - Amy V. Kaufman 

Employer of the Year - New York City Department of Transportation 

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Felicia Jones


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

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Cheryl George