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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.


 

Executive Committee

President
Bill Carpenter (RTS)

Vice President
Tom George (NFTA)

Treasurer
Rick Lee (CENTRO)

Secretary
Greg Kilmer (Broome County)

Past President
Carm Basile (CDTA)

Board Members

Martin Burke (Dutchess County)

Buddy Coleman (Clever Devices, Ltd)

Tim Ellis (MTA)

Jack Khzouz (NICE Bus)

Naomi Klein (Westchester County)

Ray Melleady (USSC Group)

Michael J. Shine, Jr. (Rockland County)

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

Scot Vanderpool (TCAT)

Designated Board Participants

Dwight Mengel (Tompkins County)

Jerry Sheehan (Gillig, LLC)

 

Ex-Officio Board Participant

Ron Epstein (NYSDOT)

Staff

Strategic Team Leader
Kathleen A. Van De Loo

Policy Director
Bob Zerrillo

Communications and Program Director
Robin Granger

Program Assistant
Nicole Connell

Government Relations
Reid, McNally Savage

Transit Training Task Force

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

Bill Telovsky (NYSDOT)

Tom George (NFTA)

Donald Burns (FTA)

Dwight Mengel (Tompkins County)

Jerry Sheehan (Gillig, LLC)

Ron Epstein (NYSDOT)

Jonathan Nicastro (NYSDOT)

Strategic Planning Task Force

Bill Carpenter (RTS)

Carm Basile (CDTA)

Tom George (NFTA)

Rick Lee (CENTRO)

Tim Ellis (MTA)

Robert Zerrillo (NYPTA)

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

Greg Kilmer (Broome County)

Legislative Committee

Carm Basile (CDTA)

Bill Carpenter (RTS)

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)

 

Nominating Committee

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)

Carm Basile (CDTA)

Mike Setzer (NICE Bus)

 

Past Presidents

Thank you to our past leaders:

basile   Carm Basile (2010-2016)
 Frank Kobliski  Frank Kobliski (2009-2010)
 Ray Melleady Headshot  Raymond Melleady (2008-2009)
 scopczyk  Scott Sopczyk (2006-2008)
 Bland  Stephen Bland (2005-2006)
 Frank Kobliski  Frank Kobliski (2003-2005)
 ghearing  Rod Ghearing (1999-2003)
 Calabrese.58ada46d29a35  Joseph Calabrese (1998-1999)
rickswist Richard Swist (1996-1997)
 fitzgerald Dennis Fitzgerald (1994-1995)
 rae Karen Rae (1992-1993)
 garrity Jack Garrity (1990-1991)
 boardman Joseph Boardman (1987-1989)
 carpenter Bernie Carpenter (1985-1986)
 shultis Edmund Shultis (1983-1984)

Finance Committee

Treasurer
Rick Lee (CENTRO)

President
Bill Carpenter (RTS)

 

Corporate Committee

Buddy (Coleman Clever Devices, Ltd)

Ray Melleady (USSC Group)

Jerry Sheehan (Gillig, LLC)

 

PTLI Advisory Committee

Tom George (NFTA)

Scott Sopczyk (GGFT)