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Secretary, US Department of Transportation (Retired)

Founder, Mineta Transportation Institute

Norman Y. Mineta is the President and CEO of Mineta and Associates, LLC and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

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Karen Philbrick, PhD
Executive Director

Executive Director

Mineta Transportation Institute

Karen Philbrick serves as the executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San José State University, a position she has held since 2014. 

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Head of Regional Transportation Strategy

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Winsome is a public transportation professional with over 25 years in the engineering consulting industry –with a focus on transit project development and delivery. She has provided transit industry leadership, recruitment, retention, management and mentorship of transportation professionals for some of the top 10 engineering consulting firms.

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Co-Founder

Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

David Castagnetti is a legislative and political strategist with a history of delivering for clients. A trusted Democratic advisor who understands how to talk to business, he has played a critical role in shaping many significant policy issues of the past two decades.

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Vice President

Americas & U.S. Government Relations Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Maria Cino is Vice President, Americas & U.S. Government Relations at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. She manages HP’s relationships with governments and political stakeholders in Washington, D.C. and throughout the Americas. She also oversees HP’s U.S. political programs, including the HP political action committee.

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Principal

Crunican, LLC

Grace Crunican, principal of Crunican, LLC, has held key leadership posts in the transportation industry for over 40 years.

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Chief Executive Office

San Joaquin Regional Transit District

Ms. DeMartino serves as the Managing Director for the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency, leading efforts to improve passenger rail ridership, reliability, coordination, and safety. 

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General Manager & CEO

Valley Transportation Authority

Nuria Fernandez, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of VTA, plans, organizes, directs and administers all functions of VTA, under policy direction of the Board.

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Senior Fellow

Silicon Valley American Leadership Forum

John Flaherty has been at the intersection of transportation and technology for over three decades with experience in both the public and private sectors.

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President and CEO

AMTRAK

The Amtrak Board of Directors appointed William J. Flynn President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 15, 2020. Mr. Flynn is the twelfth executive to lead America's Railroad since the company began operations in 1971.

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Board Member

Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board

Rose Castillo Guilbault is a Communications and Public Affairs Executive with an impressive history of success in business, media, and the community.

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Senior Vice President - Government Affairs, Incoming President and CEO

Association of American Railroads

As senior vice president – government affairs, Ian Jefferies is responsible for leading the development, promotion and implementation of legislative priorities for the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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Principal and Chair of Board

Lea+Elliott, Inc.

Diane Woodend Jones began her career at D/FW Airport Board in 1980 and later joined the transportation consulting firm, Lea+Elliott, Inc., in 1989. During the past 30 years, she has been directly involved in a number of projects specializing in the transportation/aviation industry.

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Will Kempton
Vice Chair

Retired Executive Director

Sacramento Transportation Authority

Transportation innovator and manager, Will Kempton, has dedicated more than 46 years of experience to transportation, public service and government affairs. Mr. Kempton recently came out of retirement to serve as the Executive director of the Sacramento Transportation Authority, where he is focused on the development and management countywide transportation sales tax program.

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Secretary

California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)

David S. Kim became the third Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) on July 1, 2019 following his appointment by Governor Newsom in April 2019. In this role, David is responsible for oversight of 40,000 employees across eight departments, boards and commissions whose mission is to advance a safe, environmentally sustainable transportation system that maximizes mobility for all Californians.

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Executive Director 

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Therese Watkins McMillan is Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), assuming the agency's top staff position March 1, 2019. She also serves as the top executive for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

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President and CEO

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)

A. Bradley Mims has served as a transportation professional in government and the private sector for over 35 years. Mr. Mims has built an extensive government relations and multi-modal transportation portfolio.

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President & COO

Econolite Group Inc.

Abbas Mohaddes is the President and COO of Econolite Group, Inc., a leader in Traffic Management Systems and Sensors technology based in the United States.

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Managing Principal

InfraStrategies, LLC

Jeff Morales has led some of the country’s largest and most complex transportation agencies and programs, employing innovative approaches to produce unprecedented results. He has successfully navigated challenges at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as in the private sector.

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Lucas College & Graduate School of Business

San José State University

Dr. Dan Moshavi joined SJSU in February, 2017 as dean of the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. Dan previously served as professor of management and dean of the business schools at both Dominican University of California and Montana State University. He began his academic career at San Jose State as an assistant professor in the late 1990s.

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Director

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Toks Omishakin was appointed the 33rd Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) by Governor Gavin Newsom and sworn in October 2019.

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Chairman & CEO

Allied Telesis, Inc

Mr. Takayoshi Oshima is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Telesis Holding K.K., and Chief Executive Officer of the Allied Telesis, Inc. Group. Mr. Oshima founded Allied Telesis in March 1987, and has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director since its inception.

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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

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President

Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

As the President and CEO, Beverley’s primary task is to uphold the USRC mission statement, including management of the leased operations of the multi modal transportation and retail center, and oversight of the redevelopment of the station complex alongside planning partners Amtrak and Akridge.

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Executive Director

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Jim Tymon is the Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a non-profit, non-partisan association that supports and represents the interests and missions of state departments of transportation. His experience includes service in key Congressional and federal agency roles, as well as non-profit association management.

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President (Deceased Nov. 2020)

Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Larry I. Willis passed away unexpectedly in November 2020. The transportation community lost an outstanding leader and his death is mourned deeply by the staff and trustees of the Mineta Transportation Institute.

Larry I. Willis was elected President of TTD in 2017.As president, Larry oversees the organization’s daily operation and is TTD’s spokesperson and chief strategist.

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