Leaders of NYPTA are elected by regular members of the Association each year, for two year terms. The Board of Directors includes representatives of large and small public transit systems and organizations across New York State, as well as industry business partners.


 

  • Bill Carpenter
    President
    RTS
  • Tom George
    Vice President
    NFTA
  • Leslie Leone
    Treasurer
    CNYRTA
  • Greg Kilmer
    Secretary
    Broome County
  • Carm Basile
    Past President
    CDTA

Board Members
  • Buddy Coleman
    Clever Devices, LTD
  • Tim Ellis
    MTA
  • Naomi Klein
    Westchester County DPW and Transportation
  • Rick Lee
    CNYRTA
  • Ray Melleady
    USSC Group

  • Cynthia Ruiz
    Dutchess County

  • Michael Setzer
    NICE Bus
  • Michael J. Shine, Jr.
    Rockland County DPT
  • Scott Sopczyk
    GGFT

Designated Board Participants
  • Dwight Mengel
    Tompkins County DSS
  • Jerry Sheehan
    Gillig, LLC
  • KellyAnne Gallagher 
    MTA

Ex-Officio Board Participants
  • Ron Epstein
    NYS DOT

Transit Training Task Force
  • Scott Sopczyk
    GGFT
  • Bill Telovsky
    NYSDOT

  • Tom George
    NFTA 
  • Donal Burns
    FTA
  • John Crocker 
    FTA
  • Dwight Mengel 
    Tompkins County 
  • Jerry Sheehan 
    GILLIG 
  • Ron Epstein 
    NYSDOT 
  • Jonathan Nicastro 
    NYSDOT
  • Douglas Stephens
    FTA
  • Kathleen A. Van De Loo
    Executive Director
  • Bob Zerrillo
    Policy Director
  • Therese Daly
    Communications & Program Director 
  • Reid, McNally Savage
    Government Relations
Legislative Committee 
 
 
  • Carm Basile
    CDTA 
    Bill Carpenter

    RGRTA
  • Tim Ellis
     MTA
  • Tom George
    NFTA
  • Padraic Bambrick
    RM&S
  • Rick Lee
    CENTRO
  • Michael Setzer
    NICE Bus
  • Scott Sopczyk
    GGFT
  • Bob Zerrillo
    NYPTA
  • Bob Reid
    RM&S
  • Naomi Klein
    Westchester County
  • Greg Kilmer
    Broome County
  • Cynthia Ruiz
    Dutchess County

Nominating Committee
  • Scott Sopczyk
    GGFT
  • Carm Basile
    CDTA
  • Mike Setzer
    NICE BUS

Transit Training Committee
  • Scott Sopczyk, Chairperson
    GGFT
  • Tom George
    NFTA
  • Bill Telovsky
    NYSDOT
  • John Crocker
    NYSDOT
  • Dwight Mengel
    Tompkins Countu
  • Jerry Sheehan
    GILLIG
  • Cynthia Ruiz
    Dutchess County
  • Ron Epstein
    NYSDOT
  • Jonathan Nicastro
    NYSDOT
  • Douglas Stephens
    FTA

Finance Committee
  • Leslie Leone, Treasurer
    CNYRTA
  • Bill Carpenter, President
    RGRTA

Corporate Committee
  • Buddy Coleman
    Clever Devices, LTD
  • Ray Melleady
    USSC Group
  • Jerry Sheehan
    Gillig, LLC

PTLI Advisory Committee

  • Tom George
    NFTA
  • Scott Sopczyk
    GGFT

 

Strategic Planning Task Force
  • Bill Carpenter
    RGRTA
  • Carm Basile
    CDTA
  • Tom George
    NFTA
  • Rick Lee
    CNYRTA
  •  Tim Ellis
     MTA
  •  Robert Zerrillo
     NYPTA
  • Scott Sopczyk
    GGFT
  • Greg Kilmer
    Broome County

 
  • Carm Basile (2010-2016)
  • Frank Kobliski (2009-2010)
  • Raymond Melleady (2008-2009)
  • Scott Sopczyk (2006-2008)
  • Stephen Bland (2005-2006)
  • Frank Kobliski  (2003-2005)
  • Rod Ghearing (1999-2003)
  • Joseph Calabrese  (1998-1999)
  • Richard Swist  (1996-1997)
  • Dennis Fitzgerald (1994-1995)
  • Karen Rae (1992-1993)
  • Jack Garrity  (1990-1991)
  • Joseph Boardman  (1987-1989)
  • Bernie Carpenter  (1985-1986)
  • Edmund Shultis  (1983-1984)