Eno Celebrates Centennial 2022 Leadership Award Reception

Just over two years ago, Eno officially launched our Centennial Celebrations. Throughout 2021 and 2022, we celebrated a century-strong legacy of innovation and impact. We hosted the Centennial Institute, a fully-virtual, multi-day conference, and the Martin Wachs Memorial Essay Contest, to explore innovative solutions to today’s transportation conundrums.  And on Wednesday, January 11th, we closed out our Centennial Celebration with the return of our in-person Leadership Award Reception at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel in Washington, D.C. For this year’s celebration, over 200 transportation professionals from academia to the private sector joined us – check out the full event photo album here.

In addition to its awards reception, participants enjoyed historical exhibits from Eno’s Library celebrating 100 years of operation. Highlights included a historical panorama of Eno’s contributions to the transportation sector, as well as the display of important historical documents and publications. Of special note was a recreation of the Enoscope, a 1927 device used to monitor vehicle speeds before the creation of radar technology.

Eno awarded five transportation leaders for their efforts and advancements in the field.

Lillian Borrone was honored with the Mineta Award for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation, which honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout their career in the transportation industry.

Eno Senior Fellow Emil Frankel was awarded the Eno Special Service Award for his many years of service to the organization and its efforts, especially during his term as Interim President and CEO. Frankel previously served as the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation as well as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department for Transportation.

The Wilbur E. Smith Friend of Eno Award was given to Billy Terry, Executive Director of the National Transit Institute (NTI) in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. This award is given to honor an individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding support to Eno.

Jeffrey Gonneville, Deputy General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), received Eno’s Distinguished Alumni Award. This award honors an individual who, having graduated from an Eno professional development program, has demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout their career in the transportation industry.

The Martin Wachs Thought Leader Award was presented to Sameer Sharma, Global GM (Smart Cities & Transportation) for Network & Edge Solutions at Intel. This award honors his exemplary achievement and thought leadership in his work on smart cities.

As always, Eno is grateful for the attendance and participation of the transportation community, and we are looking forward to next year’s Awards Reception.

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