Mineta Leadership Fellows

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At the Mineta Transportation Institute we understand that leaders are made, not born, and that leadership competencies are learned and developed as a result of experience, self-reflection, and coaching. Leadership competencies include articulating an inclusive vision built on strong relationships, demonstrating active listening and empathy, and acting with integrity. 

The Mineta Leadership Fellows Program, under the guidance of Patrick Sherry, PhD, Director of the MTI Leadership Academy, showcases influential leaders in transportation discussing their leadership philosophies, the challenges they have faced and how they have successfully built strong, inclusive teams by achieving consensus based on shared values and a vision for the future.

This collection provides students and professionals with enlightening insights, new perspectives, and practical suggestions for enhancing their effectiveness as leaders.


Winsome Bowen is a public transportation professional with over 25 years in the A/E consulting practice–with a focus on delivery of multimodal transportation and community development projects. She has provided transit industry leadership for some of the top 10 civil engineering consulting firms.

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Shannon A. Brown is the Senior Vice President of Eastern Division U.S. Operations and Chief Diversity Officer at FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company. In this role, Brown is responsible for station, hub, and ramp operations in the eastern U.S. region. As Chief Diversity Officer, his work also includes maintaining an effective diversity and inclusion environment where every team member is valued and has an equal opportunity to succeed.

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Carl Guardino serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Policy for Bloom Energy, a company focused on making clean, reliable energy available to everyone in the world. 

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Beverly A. Scott, PhD, is a trailblazing leader in public transportation management. Dr. Scott has served as CEO/General Manager at four transit agencies and has held senior management positions in several major Metropolitan areas throughout the country including: Atlanta, Boston, Houston, New York, and Washington DC. 

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The Honorable Gregory D. Winfree currently serves as Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), a position he has held since 2016. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law. Previously he served as Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation

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