Directors and Advisors

Board of Directors

The National Board of Directors is based in Washington, DC and elected each November to provide guidance and leadership for the nationwide organization as a whole.

Katherine Kortum, YPT Chair
Transportation Research Board

Zachary Bugg, Deputy Chair
Kittelson & Associates

David Gerstle, Vice Chair of Administration – Secretary
Caliper Corporation

Whitney Sullivan, Vice Chair of Communications
Tennessee DOT

Aaron Zimmerman, Vice Chair of Finance – Treasurer
Montgomery County Planning Department

James Robertson, Vice Chair of Membership
City of College Station

Elicia Elliott, Vice Chair for Programs
British Columbia Transit

Richard Sun, Vice Chair of Chapter Development
McKinsey & Company

Emma Chapman, Vice Co-Chair of Sponsorship
Fitch Ratings

Jack Cebe, Vice Co-Chair of Sponsorship
Alta Planning + Design

In addition, each individual chapter elects a local Board of Directors to provide local leadership.

Board of Advisors

YPT’s Board of Advisors are preeminent public and private sector leaders in transportation with a wide range of exemplarily experience in the field. We are grateful for their participation and willingness to assist the development of a new generation of transportation professionals.

  • Bud Wright, Executive Director, AASHTO
  • Mortimer Downey, Chairman, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Emil Frankel, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Jane Garvey, North American Chairman, Meridiam Infrastructure
  • Jonathan Gifford, Professor and Associate Dean for GMU’s Transportation Policy, Operations & Logistics Masters Program
  • Art Guzzetti, Vice President for Policy, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • Janet F. Kavinoky, Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Mary Peters, Former Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation
  • Joshua Schank, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
  • Bob Skinner, Executive Director, Transportation Research Board (TRB)

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