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IBTTA Distinguished Leadership Academy Alum of the Year 

The Leadership Alumni Association (LAAA) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2021 IBTTA Distinguished Leadership Academy Alum of the Year Award.  This award recognizes a leader that has demonstrated and made significant commitments to tolling and the transportation industry after graduating from the IBTTA Leadership Academy. Nominees for the IBTTA Distinguished Leadership Academy Alum of the Year should mirror IBTTA's focus on advancing leaders in the industry as well as serve to inspire others while building relationships.  This outstanding Alum will embody emerging mindsets and the evolution of transportation in their respective organization or agency, along with demonstrating an intense commitment to providing excellent service to the tolling industry and maintaining perseverance in the face of adversity.

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 Purpose

The 2021 Distinguished Leadership Academy Alum of the Year will honor an Academy graduate who has made significant contributions to the transportation/tolling industry in a way that mirrors the Association’s focus on advancing transportation by attracting and developing talent with a keen recognition of the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive leadership and membership.
 

The 2021 Distinguished Leadership Academy Alum of the Year will honor an Academy graduate who has made significant contributions to the transportation/tolling industry in a way that mirrors the Association’s focus on advancing transportation by attracting and developing talent with a keen recognition of the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive leadership and membership.

This outstanding Alum will have personal and professional priorities that exemplify overall leadership within a tolling agency, forging genuine human connections within and across diverse teams and people, and mentor and cultivate employees, creating a culture of respect that fosters an atmosphere conducive to advancement and enthusiasm for the tolling industry. This outstanding Alum will embody emerging mindsets and the evolution of transportation in their respective organization or agency, along with demonstrating an intense commitment to providing excellent service to the tolling industry and maintaining perseverance in the face of adversity. 

This distinguished Alum should inspire and encourage personal and professional development in others; build strong relationships that support a high level of trust and credibility; promote the transfer of knowledge and influence from person to person; and recognize and respond to differing learning preferences while cultivates other’s abilities and talents.

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 Nomination Criteria

The Leadership Academy Alum Award is open to all IBTTA Leadership Academy graduates.  Nominations may be submitted by an individual familiar with the work of a nominee. Self-nominations are also accepted. Please review the nomination criteria below before submitting a nomination form.
 

Nomination Criteria

The Leadership Academy Alum Award is open to all IBTTA Leadership Academy graduates.  Nominations may be submitted by an individual familiar with the work of a nominee. Self-nominations are also accepted. To be considered for the award, a nominee must meet the following criteria:    Nominee must be a graduate of the IBTTA Leadership Academy.

  • Nominee must have demonstrated a continuing interest in and support of IBTTA and the Leadership Academy through the contribution of time, talent, or resources.
  • Nominee must have contributed to the betterment of the bridge, tunnel, and tolling industry.
  • Nominee should have demonstrated, through personal, professional and/or organizational achievement, initiatives outlined by IBTTA President during his term.
  • During the current year, the Nominee must have served as a Leadership Academy mentor or must have guided and assisted others during participation in IBTTA committees, conferences, or activities.
  • Nominee must be a current member of IBTTA.
Selection Methodology:
  • Nominations will be submitted and distributed to the LAAA Awards selection committees. Only the nomination forms will be reviewed by the committee and numbered.  The LAAA Awards committee will select three finalists and from there, will make the selection, based on numerical scoring.
  • All nominees will be considered but only will be notified if they are selected for the award.
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2021 Submissions Timeline
  • Submission period opens: Open Now
  • Submission deadline: June 18, 2021
  • Winners by Category announced: mid-to-late August
  • Award to be presented at the 89th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in October 2021
Contact

  Myneca Ojo, LAAA Awards Program Subcommittee (LAAA Programs & Planning Committee)


LAAA Co-Chairs

Lauren Hakos, Training and Development Manager, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission

Mary Sallach, Director of Strategic Initiatives, State Road & Tollway Authority

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Programs and Planning

This committee supports the planning of LAAA initiatives and the implementation of programs. This includes LAAA events, meetings, webinars, socials, in-person gatherings, reunions, awards, etc. Planning is done in coordination with IBTTA. This committee plans these programs, which are then publicized by the Communications Committee. This committee includes a sub-committee focused on LAAA specific awards to be coordinated with IBTTA Awards Committee.

 

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Communications

This committee is focused on communications within LAAA including social media (LinkedIn and Facebook groups), advertisements in IBTTA programs, award information, event details and LAAA presentation content at Leadership Academy or other IBTTA events. This committee supports the other committee requests for support of events or awards.

 

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Dee Anne Heath, Director of External Affairs, CTRMA

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Membership and Finance

This committee is focused on keeping up the membership database, soliciting sponsorships for LAAA events, collecting budget information from other committees and surveying membership periodically.

 

Chair

Mark Hicks, Senior Toll Technology Specialist, RS&H

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  • Scott Rundell, Director of Tolling Operations, Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development
  • Jonathan Tursky, Associate Vice President, Transcore

 

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