In the beginning of March, thirty-six top transit executives from across the country traveled to Alexandria, VA to take part in Eno’s 15th annual Transit Senior Executive (TSE) Program. TSE students come together for a week of interactive workshops and guest lectures focused on strategic management, leadership development and critical issues facing the transit industry.

Highlights of the week included hearing from a number of distinguished speakers, including current and past transit general managers such as Phil Washington, CEO, LA Metro, Kenneth McDonald, President and CEO, Long Beach Transit, Tina Quigley, CEO, RTC of Southern Nevada, Greg Kelly, CEO – USA, WSP, Thomas Prendergast, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, STV Group, Inc., Matt Welbes, Executive Director, Federal Transit Administration, Katharine Eagan Kelleman, CEO, Port Authority of Allegheny County, and many more. At the end of the week, TSE students participated in a case study simulation where they had to handle a crisis situation as leaders of a transit agency and run a mock press conference with reporters.

Beyond hearing from guest lecturers, students were engaged in small groups where they discuss the issues facing them every day back at the work place. They receive advice from peers, as well as coaching from staff on how best to handle the challenges. This is a time for reflection and students to open up to one another.

Congratulations to the 2019 class, who join over 600 distinguished alumni of the program. Our alumni are moving their agencies, as well as the transit industry, forward with the skills and lessons learned from participating in the TSE Program.

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2019 Transit Senior Executive Class

John Andoh
Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET)-  Columbia, SC, United States

Lacy Bell
Sound Transit- Seattle,WA, United States

Jeffrey Bennett
DDOT- Washington,DC, United States

Megan Blum
Federal Transit Administration- Washington,DC, United States

Lou Cripps
Regional Transportation District- Denver,CO, United States

Mark Fuhrmann
HDR- Minneapolis,MN, United States

Kevin Gaddis
Metro Transit Police Department WMATA- Washington,DC, United States

Thomas Goodyer
WSP USA, Inc.- Chicago,IL, United States

Carla Grano
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority- Washington, DC, United States

Gwendolen Gray
G2B Consulting- Whittier,CA, United States

Polly Hanson
American Public Transportation Association- Washington DC, DC,United States

Michael Heidkamp
Port Authority of Allegheny County- Pittsburgh,PA, United States

Ruby Horta
County Connection- Concord,CA, United States

Candace Key
Federal Transit Administration  – Washington , DC,United States

Ashley Liang
Long Beach Public Transportation- Long Beach, CA, United States

Maggie McJilton
Orange County Transportation Authority- Orange, CA,United States

Heather McKillop
Regional Transportation District- Denver,CO, United States

Kelli O’Leary
Jacksonville Transportation Authority- Jacksonville,FL, United States

Jeanet Owens
LA Metro- Los Angeles,CA, United States

Geoff Patrick
Sound Transit- Seattle,WA, United States

Vanessa Rauschenberger
Gold Coast Transit District – Oxnard, CA, United States

Manjeet Ranu
LA Metro- Los Angeles,CA, United States

Tracy Reed
Sound Transit- Seattle,WA, United States

Margaret Schilling
Federal Transit Administration – Washington, DC,United States

Jarrett Stoltzfus
Proterra- Walnut,CA, United States

Metropolitan Authority of Harris County- Houston, TX,United States

William Tonis
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District- Oakland ,CA, United States

Norman Tuitavuki
Monterey-Salinas Transit District (MST)- Monterey, CA,United States

Erik Van Hagen
TriMet- Portland,OR, United States

Jyotsna Vishwakarma
Regional Transportation District- Denver,CO, United States

David Vitezy
Museum of Transport- Budapest,AE, Hungary

Frank White III
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority – Kansas City, MO, United States

 Douglas Woodbury
HNTB Corp.- Chelmsford,MA, United States

Lisa Woodruff
LA Metro- Los Angeles,CA, United States

Steve Young
VIA Metropolitan Transit- San Antonio, TX, United States