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10/14/2019



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APTA announces executive committee members for 2019-20


Nuria Fernandez has been elected chair of APTA's Executive Committee.
Photo – Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) late last week elected Nuria Fernandez as chair and Jeffrey Nelson as vice chair during the organization's TRANSform Conference being held in New York City.

Fernandez is general manager and chief executive officer of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, California. Nelson is GM of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District in Moline, Illinois.

“It is an honor to take the reins of the association that represents the industry that has been part of my life throughout my 39-year career,” said Fernandez in a press release.

Freddie Fuller II, VP of electronic payment systems at Jacobs, will remain secretary-treasurer of the committee. David Stackrow, board treasurer of the Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany, New York, will serve as immediate past chair.

In addition, the following were named to serve three-year terms on the committee: Thomas Waldron, senior VP, HDR; Michele Wong Krause, secretary, Dallas Area Rapid Transit; Henry Li, GM and CEO, Sacramento Regional Transit District; Richard Leary, CEO, Toronto Transit Commission; and Raymond Melleady, EVP, USSC Group.



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