Leadership

Florida Public Transportation Association Officers, 2021-22

Board Chair

Clinton Forbes, Palm Tran

Board Vice Chair

Kurt Scheible, Pasco County Public Transportation

Board Treasurer

Michelle Arnold, Collier Area Transit

Past Chair

Murriah Dekle, St. Lucie County Transit

FTAFC Chair

Jesus Gomez, Gainesville RTS

Executive Director

Lisa Bacot

Committee Chairs, 2021-22

Government Affairs

Tiffany Homler, LYNX

2022 Florida Roadeo

FPTA, FDOT, CUTR, FACTS and RTS

FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Safety Summit

Stephanie Lewis, USF/CUTR and Lisa Bacot, FPTA

2022 Annual Conference

Host Property: Collier Area Transit
Coordinator: Lisa Bacot

Operator of the Year Award

Karen Deigl, Indian River/GoLine

Bus/Paratransit Technicians of the Year Award

Tony Brandin, FDOT

Safety Awards

Dean Kirkland-McMillian, USF/CUTR

Innovative System/Creativity Award

Liz Stutts, FDOT and Juan Battle, USF/CUTR

Hall of Fame Award

Joel Volinski

Marketing Awards

Wendy Ellis, Space Coast Advertising

Ex-Officio Members

Florida Department of Transportation

Elizabeth Stutts – State Transit Manager
605 Suwannee St, MS 26
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ph (850) 414-4530
Website

Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged

David Darm – Executive Director
605 Suwannee St, MS 49
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ph (850) 410-5700
Website

Center for Urban Transportation Research (USF/CUTR)

Lisa Staes – Associate Director
4202 E Fowler Ave, USF-CUT109
Tampa, FL 33620
Ph (813) 974-9787
Website

Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC)

Mark Reichert – Executive Director
605 Suwannee St, MS 28B
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ph (850) 414-4037
Website

Floridians for Better Transportation (FBT)

Sally Patrenos – President
136 S. Bronough St
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph (850) 521-1256
Website

Business Class Representatives to Board

Through Sept. 30, 2022

Robert Frick, Florida Transportation Systems
Brian Chappell, Creative Bus Sales

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