President and CEO
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Paul Skoutelas was recently selected in an unanimous vote to become the President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association. Previously he was National Director of WSP USA’s Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center (TEC). ln this position, he provided leadership and strategic direction with a focus on growing the firm's transit and rail business, enhancing marketing capabilities and strengthening client relationships. He also served as National Transit and Rail Market Leader with responsibility for strategic and tactical advice to clients on a wide range of transit and rail issues including, project delivery, management and operations.
Prior to his role with WSP he was chief executive officer at two prominent public transportation agencies - the Port of Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX), Orlando, Florida. His achievements include the successful implementation of major capital programs including the South Hills Stage ll Light Rail Program, the North Shore Rail Connector, a comprehensive rail station improvement program, major rail rolling stock acquisitions and three Bus Rapid Transit projects; the Airport/West Busway, the Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway Extension and the Orlando/Lymmo BRT.
A recognized and respected industry leader, Mr. Skoutelas has served on numerous boards and committees for transportation organizations in leadership positions, including the Transportation Research Board, National Transit Institute, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, and the Transit Cooperative Research program. He previously served on the APTA Board of Directors and the APTA Business Member Board of Governors.
Mr. Skoutelas holds an M.B.A. as well as M.S. and B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer.