(August 8, 2018) The LIT Board of Directors is proud to announce Ms. Nuria Fernandez, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of VTA, as our featured speaker on September 23, 2018.
Ms. Fernandez is a Senior Executive with over 30 years of experience in the transportation field and a professional career that includes planning, design and construction of mass transit systems, airport operations and policy development of federal transportation programs. Nuria previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), where she was responsible for the overall security of the MTA system, development of its capital and environmental sustainability programs, federal and state government affairs and management oversight of the five operating agencies and capital construction. Her additional experience and accomplishments include managing the operations of O’Hare International Airport, providing high-level policy and program expertise at the U.S. Department of Transportation and managing the design and construction of multi-billion dollar rail expansion programs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Nuria has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bradley University and an MBA from Roosevelt University in Illinois. She also serves on various boards including APTA and Mineta Transportation Institute.
Dallas, Texas (February 12, 2019) – MV Transportation, Inc., a recognized leader in passenger transportation services, today announced a long-term partnership with Latinos In Transit (LIT), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in the public transit industry.
LIT members are public and private sector transportation professionals from across the United States supporting their mission through advocacy, professional development, mentoring and networking. With a multi-year partnership commitment, MV becomes LIT’s Founding Sponsor, the organization’s first corporate sponsor since it’s founding in 2016. MV also gains a seat on the LIT Board of Directors and will have a scholarship established in its name to be awarded annually to a Latino dedicated to a career in public transportation.
“We're extremely excited that a company with the heritage of MV’s has partnered with LIT,” said Milo Victoria, President of the LIT Board of Directors. “As an industry leader, they are uniquely qualified to help us meet our goals leveraging their national reach and strong commitment to diversity.”
“We are proud to be associated with Latinos In Transit and are enthusiastic about this new relationship,” said Kevin Jones, MV Chief Executive Officer. “Diversity is an important underpinning for the transit industry and we look forward to working with LIT to help develop a stronger workforce to serve our communities today and in the future.” For more information visit: http://www.mvtransit.com/news/MV-Announces_Partnership_With_Latinos_In_Transit
(Rev: September 17, 2019) Latinos In Transit invites members to apply for a seat on the Board of Directors. As a Board member, you will be part of the team of professionals guiding the vision and strategy of Latinos In Transit. Your ideas, dedication and skills will help propel the organization to broader impact and effectiveness. Multiple positions are available including President and Vice President.
The Board's role is of governance and oversight. The Board meets monthly via teleconference call. The term is for two years. If you are interested in serving as a Board member and/or have more questions, please email us at LITboardvp@gmail.com. Interested members will be asked to submit a letter of interest, resume and bio. Self nominations are encouraged! The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019. New members will be introduced at the LIT Membership Meeting scheduled to occur during the APTA Annual Transform Conference in New York City this fall.
(Nov. 20, 2017) On November 3, 2017, the Board of Directors held its first annual board meeting. Latinos In Transit (LIT) officers and board members convened and discussed their recommitment to LIT’s mission and to serving on the board. We are proud to share that we are blessed with talented board members from different regions of the country. They are fully committed to LIT’s mission and are eager to make things happen. A Board election was also held. A two-year term was established for officers and non-officer positions. The election results were as follows:
President: Milo Victoria (incumbent)
Vice President: Alva Carrasco (incumbent)
Treasurer: Aida B Douglas (former Director)
Secretary: Elba Higueros (former Director)
Jorge Cruz-Aedo (former Board Treasurer)
AJ Jackson (former Board Secretary)
Congratulations to our two new officers Aida and Elba! Thank you to AJ and Jorge for serving as officers during LIT's first year. They will continue to serve on the board as directors.