The Northeast Ohio Chapter was started to build a support network to advance women in the field of transportation. We started this journey in 2007 with the help of Erica Witzke (Columbus Chapter) presenting to a group of nearly 50 people that shared the same vision and desire for professional development, mentoring and leadership.
The Chapter was ratified on March 1, 2008 at the WTSI Board Meeting in Orlando, FL. Kirsten Bowen and Amilyn Cedergreen attended. While the first couple of years experienced slow growth, the Chapter membership doubled after the first ODOT District Deputy Director event and continued to grow with the support of our corporate sponsors and public partners.
No one could have imagined the success that the Chapter has had over the course of the last 15 years and the network of transportation professionals that we have built.
We thank all of the founding members and the first board for laying the foundation for success.