Join us for LIT’s Inaugural Leadership Summit and hear from the nation’s top Latino transit leaders. This event is perfect for middle managers ready to move to the next level in their careers. This one day event will provide information and networking opportunities with top transit professionals. 

Latino transit professionals are joining the industry in record numbers, yet Latinos make up the smallest number of executive leadership. The purpose of the LIT Leadership Summit is to provide a forum for Latino transportation leaders to share best practices and help prepare Latinos In Transit for the next level. The Leadership Summit is deigned for both learning and networking opportunities.

Featured Luncheon Speaker is Ms. Terry Garcia Crews, FTA Administrator, Region 3. 


Confirmed speakers and panelists from across the country include:

Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (D) California's 32nd District 

Alberto Marino, Senior Diversity Officer, Washington  Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

David Armijo, Executive Director, South Central Regional Transit District, and Adjunct Professor, CSU Long Beach

​Debra Avila, Chief, Vendor/Contract Management Officer, Los Angeles Metro 

Ed G. Venegas, Career Counselor, Liaison to the College of Science, Cal Poly Pomona Career Center

Flora Castillo,  New Jersey Transit Board Member of 20 years,  first Latina chair of the APTA Executive Board of Directors 

John B. Catoe, President & CEO of The Catoe Group and APTA Hall of Fame 2016  Award Recipient

Nuria I. Fernandez, General Manager/CEO, Valley Transportation Authority, and Vice Chair APTA Executive Board of Directors 

Patricia (Patty) Francisco, Chief of Human Resources, Southern California Regional Transit Authority

Rolando Cruz, Transit Chief Officer, Culver CityBus

Salvador Llamas, Chief Operations Officer, AC Transit

Terry Solis, Principal, The Solis Group, and Latinos In Transit Founder Award Recipient 2017 


Registration is $100 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.  Students are free with proof of enrollment. To register, click here: 





Scroll down for Schedule at a Glance. To become a LIT Leadership Summit sponsorship, email us at LITleadershipsummit@gmail.com or complete the form below.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Ca. 

Schedule at a Glance

Gold Level (Logo on website, prominent event signage, full page program ad, recruitment table and 4  registrations)

Silver Level (Logo on website, event signage, half page program ad, recruitment table and 3 registrations)    

Bronze Level (Logo on website, event signage, recruitment table and 2 registrations)

Amigo Level (Logo on website, recruitment table and one registration)

​Recruiter (Recruitment table, includes breakfast and lunch for one attendee) 

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All contributions are tax deductible.  Mail check to: Latinos In Transit c/o Leadership Summit

PO Box  4382

Covina, Ca. 91723

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