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
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Ca.
Leadership Summit Photos