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WTS Breakfast at APTA Annual Meeting in Atlanta


Attention 2017 APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO Attendees!

In conjunction with WTS International, you are cordially invited to the


Climbing the Ladder, Building the Pipeline

7:30am - 9:15am

October 11, 2017
Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom, 5th Level

Georgia World Congress Center
Tickets required

WTS_regular_sizeWhat are young professionals looking for from the public transit industry to build and advance their careers? How can seasoned professionals help young professionals climb the career ladder and develop a pipeline of the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and doers? How do young women and young men view workplace needs and expectations differently?

Kick start your day by attending this breakfast session, a lively, moderated panel discussion with young professionals who will share their perspectives about what it takes to attract, retain, nurture, and reward their career paths.

Program Itinerary

WTS Introduction - Diane Woodend Jones, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Chair, WTS International; Chairman of the Board and Principal, Lea+Elliott, Inc., Grand Prairie, TX

Sponsor Recognition - Ulisses Camilo, VP, Rail & Transit Sector Manager, Atkins, New York, NY

Panel Discussion – Moderated by Jannet Walker Ford, Vice President and General Manager, Eastern Region, Americas, at Cubic Transportation Systems; Secretary, WTS International Board of Directors


  • Malika Reed Wilkins, PhD, ARC, President, WTS Georgia Chapter; Senior Principal, Transportation Marketing Manager, Mobility Services Division, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Atlanta, GA
  • Richard W. Andreski, Chair, Emerging Leaders Committee; Chair, Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2018; Co-Chair, Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2017; Bureau Chief, Public Transportation, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Newington, CT
  • Janet R. Gonzalez, ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C, Vice Chair, Sustainability Committee; Transportation Sustainability Director, Senior Transit Planner, HDR, Chicago, IL

To attend:

  1. The WTS Breakfast is included in the registration price of the APTA Annual Meeting.
  2. EXPO-only and local guests may attend by completing this registration form in advance and submitting it by email to: Jasmine Byrd at jbyrd@apta.com


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