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Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy was founded in 2008 by the IBTTA Foundation Board of Directors. It is an executive development program tailored specifically for mid to senior-level managers in public and private sector organizations that serve the toll industry.  The Leadership Academy is funded by student tuition fees. This annual program is held every February in Washington, DC. The curriculum varies every year and spans all facets of toll agency operations, administration, finance, marketing, business development, board relations, public affairs and related topics. The week-long course is taught and directed by Barbara K. Gannon, Psy.D.  Dr. Gannon has designed and delivered education and training programs in the transportation sector for over 20 years. She is joined by Maggie Wilkins of Wilkins Strategies and numerous distinguished instructors from the public and private sectors.  

The Leadership Academy class of 2021 will take place on February 14-19, 2021 at the Westin City Center in Washington, DC. Tuition is $3,500 and is non-refundable after Tuesday, December 31, 2020. Applications are accepted from August through October each year for the following year's class. Please check back in August 2020 to download the application. In the meantime, download the 2021informational flyer.

Leadership Academy Chancellor
Philip Miller, P.E., WSP, Orlando, FL

Leadership Academy Alumni Association

Formed in 2019, IBTTA's Leadership Academy Alumni Association's (LAAA) mission is to foster meaningful and lifelong connections through the ongoing advancement of leaders, exchange of ideas and mobility solutions to link communities.  The LAAA represents 400 Leadership Academy alums through Committee work, webinars and meet-ups.  More information can be found HERE and on the LAAA social media sites.     View Photos of all 13 Leadership Academy classes.

Lauren Hakos, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, Berea, OH

Vice Chair
Mary Sallach, State Road and Tollway Authority, Atlanta, GA

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Staff Contacts

General Program Information: Wanda Klayman
Hotel and Logistics for in-person Program: Anna Ouellette
Media/Communications: Bill Cramer