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CLASS OF 2015 GRADUATES
  • Omar Alvarado
    Senior Vice President & Scheduling Analyst
    NICE Bus

  • Larry Kaminski
    Mobility Management Planner
    Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network

  • Joseph Landy
    Assistant Superintendent
    CDTA

  • Richard Nasso Jr.
    Assistant Superintendent
    CDTA

  • James Morrell
    Service Manager
    NFTA

  • James Ramos
    Manager of Transit Center Operations
    RTS

CLASS OF 2016 Graduates
  • Jason Abounader
    Manager Finance & Administratration
    Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

  • Ken Boasi
    Director of Scheduling
    Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

  • Alice Eccleston
    Acting General Manager
    Tompkins County Area Transit

  • Gary Guy
    Superintendent, Schenectary Division
    BRT Operations Manager

    Capital District Transportation Authority

  • Carol Hargrove
    Deputy Director
    Ulster County Area Transit

  • Dave Williams
    Assistant Superintendent, Maintenance
    Capital District Transportation Authority

  • Michele Westphal
    Project Coordinator 
    Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System
     

CLASS OF 2017 PARTICIPANTS
  • Gary Bennett 
    Senior Transportation Planner 
    Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority 

  • Patricia Cooper
    Comptroller 
    Capital District Transportation Authority 

  • Geoff Hoff
    Project Manager
    Central New York Regional Transportation Authority

  • Dan Holdsworth
    Budget Analyst 
    Capital District Transportation Authority

  • Megan Morsch 
    VP Marketing & Customer Service 
    Regional Transit Service 

  • Susan Sherwood
    Associate Principal 
    Wendel 

  • Julie Tolar 
    Director of Planning 
    Regional Transit Service

  • Chris Tuff 
    Senior Transportation Analyst
    Central New York Regional Transportation Authority 

MENTORS

Leadership Institute mentors are presidents/CEOs, executive staff, senior management and directors of local, state and national transit organizations who are distinguished professionals with notable achievements and successes in the transit industry. The mentors serve as discussion leaders and mentors who will also be in contact with you throughout the year to help facilitate your program, and answer questions.


The 2016-2017 Leadership Institute Mentors include:

  • Carm Basile
    Chief Executive Officer
    Capital District Transportation Authority

  • Bill Carpenter
    Chief Executive Officer
    Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

  • Ronald Epstein
    Chief Financial Officer
    NYS Department of Transportation

  • Tom George
    Director, Public Transit
    Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

  • Richard Lee
    Chief Executive Officer
    Central New York Regional Transportation Authority

  • Scott Sopczyk
    Transportation Director
    Greater Glens Falls Transit

  • Mike Setzer
    Chief Executive Officer
    NICE BUS

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