WTS International Announces 2022 Recognition Award Winners


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WTS International Announces 2022 Recognition Award Winners
Transportation leaders and organizations honored for outstanding innovation and leadership within the industry. 

Seattle, Wash. (May 20, 2022) – The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 recognition awards, including the prestigious Woman of the Year award, at its 2022 Awards Gala on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7 p.m. PT, hosted during the 2022 WTS International Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash. The WTS recognition award winners represent the best and brightest in transportation innovation, effectiveness, and leadership, embodying the mission and vision of the organization.

"It is an honor to recognize the individuals and organizations who continually demonstrate their excellence and influence in transportation. Our 2022 award winners embody the utmost commitment to the values and mission of WTS,” said Paula Hammond, chair, 2020-22 WTS International Board of Directors.

Congratulations to the following organizations and leaders recognized:

Employer of the Year 
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award 
RK&K, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Strategic Recycling Program & Ridley Creek State Park Demonstration Project

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award
Honorable Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), United States Senate 

Honorable Ray LaHood Award
Bruce Wong, Director, Ada County, Idaho Highway District 

Member of the Year 
Barbara Arens, Managing Principal, Cincar Consulting Group (C2G) 

Woman of the Year
Inez Evans, President and CEO, IndyGo

Mary Peters Inspirational Leader Award
Dr. Beverly Scott, Founder and CEO, iyai+
Also honored at the 2022 Awards Gala were nine recipients of WTS Foundation scholarships. The WTS Foundation supports high school, undergraduate, and graduate level students pursuing studies in transportation-related fields. This year, the Foundation provided $45,000 dollars in funding at the event. Annually, the Foundation awards over $600,000 in scholarships. 

"These extraordinary honorees go above and beyond each day to continue to advance women and advance the transportation industry,” said Sara Stickler, President & CEO, WTS International. “It’s a pleasure to recognize the time, talents, and leadership of those dedicated to such meaningful growth and impact.


Attract. Sustain. Connect. Advance. Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International is the only organization dedicated to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable transportation industry through the global advancement of women. WTS is advancing Women, advancing Transportation. To learn more, visit www.wtsinternational.org.