Saturday, September 14, 2019

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Ca.

Leadership Summit Photos 


On September 14, 2019, Latinos In Transit held the first ever Leadership Summit. The summit featured some of the nation’s top transportation leaders. This event was designed for middle managers who may be ready to move to the next level in their careers. The event was a full day of networking opportunities with top transit professionals from around the country.  This event could not have happened without the support of our sponsors. From the bottom of our hearts, Gracias to all of our sponsors, speakers, and volunteers for being part of this milestone!  

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


Confirmed speakers and panelists included:

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

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

​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

Pablo Martinez, Sr. Manager of Workforce Training and  Talent Acquisition, Utah Transit Authority

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

Vasti Amaro, Chief of Staff,  Allegheny County Port Authority


Also featured - Flora Castillo as the moderator of a special session with top executive recruitment professionals which included:

Juan Gonzalez, Board Chair, IndyGo

Michele James, CEO, Avery-James, Inc.

Gregg Moser, Principal, Krauthamer & Associates

Yvonne Lopez-Diaz, VP Human Resources, HNTB 



Leadership Summit Photo Album 

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LIT Board of Directors with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (L to R) Elba Higueros, Alva Carrasco, Aida B. Berry, Milo Victoria and Aurora (AJ) Jackson
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