Leadership

Florida Public Transportation Association Officers, 2021-22

Board Chair

Clinton Forbes, Palm Tran

Board Vice Chair

Michelle Arnold, Collier Area Transit

Board Treasurer

Karen Deigl, GoLine/Senior Resource Association

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

2023 Florida Roadeo

FPTA, FDOT, CUTR, FACTS and LYNX

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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