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Committees, Working Groups and Councils

Standing Committees of the Board

Audit Committee

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the board of directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the association’s accounting and financial reporting processes and audits of the financial statements of IBTTA, by reviewing (1) the integrity of the association’s financial statements, (2) the independence and qualifications of its external auditor, (3) the association’s system of internal controls, (4) the performance of the association’s external audit process, and (5) compliance with laws, regulations, and ethics.

 

Chair
Deb Sharpless, Maryland Transportation Authority

Members

  • Jim Carone, New Jersey Turnpike Authority 
  • John Lawson, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Julià Monsó, Cintra
  • Kathi O'Connor, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority  
  • Amy Potter, Transportation Corridor Agencies
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Awards Committee

The purpose of the Awards Committee is to oversee and conduct the Toll Excellence Awards Program. The committee evaluates each submission based on all criteria and selects winners in the following categories: Administration and Finance; Customer Service and Marketing Outreach; Social Responsibility; Technology; Toll Operations, Engineering, and Maintenance; and Innovation in the Private Sector. The President’s Award for Excellence – the best of the best – is chosen from the winners of the other categories.

 

Chair
David Machamer, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

Members

  • Snehal Ambare, HNTB Corporation
  • Rachel Bell, Kansas Turnpike Authority
  • Jessica Carson, E-470 Public Highway Authority
  • Tom Delaney, Atkins N,A,
  • Bill Halkias, HELLASTRON
  • Reinland Jones, RCTC
  • John Mike, TransCore
  • David Pope, Silicon Transportation Consultants
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Compensation Policy Committee

The purpose of the Compensation Policy Committee is to ensure that the IBTTA board approved compensation policy and system is faithfully implemented.

 

Chair
Chris Tomlinson, State Road & Tollway Authority

Members

  • Samuel Johnson, Transportation Corridor Agencies

  • Mark Compton, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

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Council of Platinum Sponsors

The Council of Platinum Sponsors (CoPS) consists of representatives from each Platinum Sponsor. The Council meets at regular intervals to discuss IBTTA and industry-related topics including “mega issues” that are selected in concert with the IBTTA Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Through subcommittees, the council works collaboratively to establish positions, provide guidance, and develop materials that enable the IBTTA Board to better understand pertinent issues and make informed decisions. 

 

Our 2020 Platinum Sponsors designate up to two indivduals each as representation of their organization on the Council of Platinum Sponsors.  

Chair
Kary Witt, P.E., HNTB Corporation

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Finance Committee 

The purpose of the Finance Standing Committee of the Board is to review and evaluate the IBTTA annual operating budget, periodic reports of the association’s financial position, changes in policies and procedures for financial activities, and other duties assigned by the President and Board of Directors.

 

Chair
George Zilocchi, HNTB Corporation

Vice Chair
Susan Buse, SBuse Consulting

Members

  • JJ Eden, North Carolina Department of Transportation

  • Lisa Lumbard, Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX)

  • Donna Manuelli, New Jersey Turnpike Authority

  • Charles McManus, Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

  • Francis O'Connor, Atkins N.A.

  • Kent Olson, Kansas Turnpike Authority

  • Mary Jane O'Meara, HNTB Corporation

  • Teresa Slack, CDM Smith

  • Steven Snider, Halifax Harbour Bridges

  • Timothy Sturick, Thousand Islands Bridge Authority

  • Darby Swank, Kapsch TrafficCom

  • Gary Trietsch, Harris County Toll Road Authority

  • Kary Witt, HNTB Corporation

  • Tony Yacobucci, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission

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Investment Subcommittee of the Finance Standing Committee of the Board

The purpose of the Investment Subcommittee is to ensure that IBTTA investment activities conform to the IBTTA investment policy approved by the Board; review how IBTTA investment activities compare to market conditions; ensure that fees paid to manage IBTTA investments are reasonable and competitive; and recommend changes, as needed, to the existing investment policy.

 

Chair
Susan Buse, SBuse Consulting

Members

  • Lisa Lumbard, Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX)

  • Charles McManus, Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

  • Amy Potter, Transportation Corridor Agencies

  • David Roy, North Carolina Department of Transportation

  • Timothy Sturick, Thousand Islands Bridge Authority

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Government Affairs Committee

The purpose of the Government Affairs Committee is to be an advocate for tolling and provide guidance to the IBTTA board and staff on relevant issues that come before federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies.  

 

Chair
Joe Waggoner, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority

Members

  • José Alvarez, Illinois Tollway

  • Larry Bankert, Jr., Michael Baker International

  • Nic Barr, ITR Concession Company LLC

  • James Beattie, CDM Smith

  • Susan Buse, SBuse Consulting

  • Buddy Croft, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

  • Tim Gatz, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

  • Jordi Graells, AECOM

  • Mark Hicks, RS&H

  • Merryl Mandus, State Road & Tollway Authority

  • Frank McCartney, FGM Consulting

  • Marty Milita, Duane Morris Government Strategies

  • Julià Monsó, Cintra

  • Maria Moreno, SEOPAN

  • Mark Muriello, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

  • Ken Philmus, Conduent Transportation

  • Edward Regan, CDM Smith

  • Juan Toledo, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority

  • Kary Witt, HNTB Corporation

  • George Zilocchi, HNTB Corporation

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International Committee

The purpose of the International Committee is to enhance the value proposition for non-American members and develop plans to identify and attract new members from outside the U.S.

 

Chair
Malika Seddi, ASFA (Association Professionnelle Autoroutes et Ouvrages à Péage)

Members

  • Snehal Ambare, HNTB Corporation

  • Carlos Campo, WSP USA

  • Francesco Del Pizzo, Telepass SpA

  • Alain Estiot, AETC

  • Jordi Graells, AECOM

  • Bruno De La Fuente, SEOPAN

  • Pascal Lemonnier, Egis

  • Phil Miller, WSP USA

  • Maria Moreno, SEOPAN

  • René Moser, ASFINAG

  • Massimo Schintu, AISCAT

  • Emanuela Stocchi, AISCAT

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Membership Committee

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to improve membership recruitment and retention efforts, enhance the value of membership, and develop appropriate new sources of non-dues revenue.

 

Chair
Robert Horr, Honorary Member and Past President

Vice-Chair
Susan Buse, SBuse Consulting

Members

  • John Andrews, Bestpass, Inc.

  • Rachel Bell, Kansas Turnpike Authority

  • Michael Davis, RS&H

  • Robert Fischer, New Jersey Turnpike Authority

  • Tyler Milligan, Milligan Partners LLC

  • Francis O'Connor, Atkins N.A.

  • Patty Rubstello, Washington State Department of Transportation

  • Malika Seddi, ASFA (Association Professionnelle Autoroutes et Ouvrages à Péage)

  • Benton Tempas, Northwest Parkway LLC

  • Jeff Weiss, Gannett Fleming

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Nominating Committee

The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to review applications from those who wish to serve on the IBTTA board and develop a slate of candidates to stand for election at the annual business meeting in the fall of each year.

 

Chair
Chris Tomlinson, State Road & Tollway Authority and IBTTA Immediate Past President

Members

  • Mike Heiligenstein, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
  • Javier Rodriguez, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
  • Steve Snider, Halifax Harbour Bridges
  • Tim Stewart, E-470 Public Highway Authority
  • Emanuela Stocchi, AISCAT
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Past Presidents Advisory Council

The Past Presidents Advisory Council consists of all past presidents of IBTTA.  The council meets in conjunction with IBTTA board meetings, nominates Honorary Member candidates to be approved by the IBTTA Board, and performs other duties as assigned by the IBTTA President.

 

Chair
Chris Tomlinson, State Road and Tollway Authority

Members

  • Susan Buse, SBuse Consulting

  • Lisa Callahan

  • Santiago Corral

  • Buddy Croft, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

  • Henri Cyna, Cofiroute

  • Ronald Delaney

  • John Driscoll

  • James Ely, HNTB Corporation

  • R. D. Fogo

  • E. R. Foley

  • Jordi Graells, AECOM

  • Mike Heiligenstein, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

  • Rob Horr, Thousand Islands Bridge Authority

  • Allan Johnson

  • Stephen Mayer, HNTB Corporation

  • Frank McCartney, FGM Consulting

  • William Miller

  • Mary Jane O'Meara, HNTB Corporation

  • Jean Francois Poupinel

  • Javier Rodriguez, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority

  • Franco Schepis

  • Steven Snider, Halifax Harbour Bridges

  • Tim Stewart, E-470 Public Highway Authority

  • Emanuela Stocchi, AISCAT

  • Paul Violette

  • Russell Wilcox

  • Kary Witt

  • Hal Worrall, PayTollo

  • George Zilocchi, HNTB Corporation

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Working Groups and Councils

Emerging Technologies Committee

The purpose of this committee is to investigate and analyze technology-related issues, topics and trends and inform the membership about new and emerging technologies. Committee work is carried out by Subcommittees of the Emerging Technologies Committee,  broken out into five subcommittees representing each of the 2020 focus areas for the committee. The five sub-committees have recently authored a series of White Papers. [Download]

 

Committee Members

Chair
James Hofmann, North Texas Tollway Authority

Members

  • Joseph Averkamp, Parsons Corporation

  • Mary Biswell, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

  • Mark Cantelli, TollPlus LLC

  • Jeff Dailey, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

  • Mike Davidson, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

  • Michael Davis, RS&H

  • Tom Delaney, Atkins N.A.

  • Federico di Gennaro, AISCAT

  • Jose Dios, New Jersey Turnpike Authority

  • Bob Frey, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

  • Andy Lelewski, North Carolina Turnpike Authority

  • Marwan Madi, CDM Smith

  • Dimitrios Mandalozis, AEGEAN Motorway S.A.

  • Matt Milligan, Milligan Partners LLC

  • Titus Moore, State Road & Tollway Authority

  • René Moser, ASFINAG

  • Suzanne Murtha, AECOM

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  • Lev Pinelis, Transurban

  • Dick Schnacke, TransCore

  • Shannon Swank, BancPass

  • Robert Taylor, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

  • Benton Tempas, Northwest Parkway LLC

  • Frank Velez, North Texas Tollway Authority


Subcommittees

If you are interested in joining one of the sub-committees below, please email the appropriate Chair and copy Frank Velez, above.

Blockchain
Chair: Matt Milligan, Milligan Partners LLC

Big Data
Chair: Marwan Madi, CDM Smith

CASE
Chair:
Lev Pinelis, Transurban

  View Working Group Documents

Tolling & Customer Management
Chair: Shannon Swank, BancPass

Innovation
Chair, Jeff Dailey, P.E., Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

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Tolling Immersion Task Force

This is a special-purpose task force created by 2020 President Samuel Johnson to help attract younger and entry-level professionals to the tolling industry.  It serves a coordinating function among the Leadership Academy Alumni Association, the Council of Platinum Sponsors, the Young Professionals Council, and helps support internships and mentoring for those who are new to or considering a career in the tolling industry.

 

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Chair:
Patty Rubstello, Washington State DOT

Members

  • Natasha Ahsan , Transportation Corridor Agencies
  • Jessica Carson, E-470 Public Highway Authority
  • Kevin Hoeflich, HNTB
  • John Keller, New Jersey Turnpike Authority
  • Phil Miller, WSP
  • Tyler Milligan, Milligan Partners
  • Fran O'Connor, Atkins
  • Jim Wilson, Transcore
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Women In Tolling (WIT) Council

Mission:
Connecting women in tolling globally, supporting diversity in leadership, and promoting professional development.

Vision: 
IBTTA is a highly diverse and inclusive international organization, where everyone can see themselves reflected in the events and committees that serve the membership.

Objectives of the Council:
  • Ensure panel presentations reflect the diversity of our organizations and communities (includes women, other DBEs & young leaders from around the world)
  • Support and promote diverse international leaders into IBTTA leadership roles (Board, Committees, and Planning efforts)
  • Give back to the women in the communities where we hold IBTTA events
  • Hold informal socials at IBTTA events to give women a ‘friendly’ environment to engage with others attending the event
  • Host formal events to focus on topics specific to women
  • Support young professionals with paid conference fees to provide opportunities for IBTTA participation
  • Encourage STEM programs for students to lead them into transportation and tolling and partner with WTS on similar initiatives

Visit the WIT page


Committee Members

Chair
Patty Rubstello, Washington State Department of Transportation

Vice-Chair
Mary Sallach, State Road & Tollway Authority

Secretary
Snehal Ambare, HNTB Corporation

Members

  • Snehal Ambare, HNTB Corporation
  • Susan Buse, SBuse Consulting
  • Jennifer Frankl, HNTB Corporation
  • Galia Ivanov, Kapsch TrafficCom
  • Catherine Larson, Larson Consulting Associates LLC
  • Mary Jane O'Meara, HNTB Corporation
  • Terri Slack, CDM Smith
  • Wanda Sneed, ETC
  • Shannon Swank, BancPass, Inc.
  • Lisa Thompson, HNTB Corporation
  • Jessica Carson, E-470 Public Highway Authority
  • Jeff Dailey, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
  • Joi Dean, Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Laura Kelley, Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX)
  • María Moreno,SEOPAN
  • Kathryn O'Connor, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority
  • Malika Seddi, ASECAP
  • Emanuela Stocchi, AISCAT (Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori)


Liaisons to the Council

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Young Professionals Council (YPC)

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is comprised of young professionals from the tolling and transportation industry, working together to promote the vision to “Drive the Future of IBTTA.” The council’s mission is to develop and maintain a community that will enable young professionals to bridge the gap between generations of IBTTA innovators and integrators. Interested in joining the committee, please contact Chelsea Scheid with Atkins N.A. and leading the efforts on behalf of the YPC.

Visit the YPC Website