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Past Years Award Recipients

2019

Woman of the Year - Audra Koester Thomas

Employer of the Year - City of Phoenix Aviation Department

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Amanda McGennis

Innovative Transportation Solutions - Arizona Department of Transportation Wrong-Way Driver Detection System

New Member of the Year - Chelsea Bloom, AZTEC

Member of the Year - Melissa Boyles, Jacobs

Honorable Ray LaHood Award - David Schwartz

2018

Woman of the Year - Jodi Rooney

Employer of the Year - AECOM

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Connect 202 Partners

Innovative Transportation Solutions - Risk Management for the MAG Regional Freeway and Highway Program, MAG

New Member of the Year - Brenda Yanez, City of Phoenix

Member of the Year - Carrie Alexander, Valley Metro, and Jessica Rietz, AECOM

2017

Woman of the Year -Terri Collins, Valley Metro (retired)

Employer of the Year - Jacobs Engineering Group

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Phoenix Hispanic Network, City of Phoenix

Innovative Transportation Solutions - Valley Metro Public Art Program

New Member of the Year - Brenda Yanez, City of Phoenix

Member of the Year - Teresa Welborn, Maricopa County Department of Transportation

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, CEO of The Centers for Rehabilitation

Employer of the Year - Arizona Department of Transportation

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership - Valerie Churchwell, City of Phoenix Aviation

Innovative Transportation Solutions - Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation

New Member of the Year - Jenny Robertson, PSM2

Member of the Year - Alice Bimrose, City of Phoenix Aviation

2014

Woman of the Year - Karla Petty, Federal Highways Administration

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

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

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

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