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.
Kittelson & Associates
Administer monthly board meetings
Oversee day-to-day implementation of the international by-laws
Supervise international board positions
Serve as the official face of YPT-International
Dr. Zachary Bugg has been a transportation analyst at Kittelson & Associates, Inc. in Baltimore since 2012. A native of Memphis, he holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and Mathematics from Mississippi State University, as well as a PhD in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Zachary has been involved with YPT since 2012, participating in both the Washington, DC and Portland chapters and helping to found the Baltimore chapter in 2014. In addition to serving on the YPT International Board, he is an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and is engaged in the Transportation Research Board.
Zachary’s experience includes project work in the areas of transit planning, microsimulation analysis, roundabout design and operations, highway safety, and complete streets planning. His main research interests are in transit preferential treatments and microsimulation, and he also has several publications in the areas of highway capacity and the operational effects of geometric design. Zachary is actively engaged in professional development and enjoys speaking at conferences and guest lectures, as well as mentoring interns and new staff.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Assist the Chair in administering the international board and with any miscellaneous needs
Set up monthly board meetings
Administer the subsequent year’s election process
Stand in for the Chair when necessary
Jack Cebe is a masters candidate in the urban planning and civil engineering dual degree program at Georgia Tech. He began the program in the fall of 2015 to pursue further education in transportation following four years working in the transportation field for Alta Planning + Design. His work at Alta in both the Chicago and Greenville, SC offices included complete streets design, large-scale state and regional bicycle and pedestrian master plans, city-wide and community bicycle and pedestrian plans, and bikeway feasibility studies.
Jack initially became involved with YPT through the Chicago chapter and began working with Emma Chapman as YPT International sponsorship co-chair in 2013. After two years serving as sponsorship co-chair, he was elected as deputy chair in 2015, and is excited to continue working with the organization as it continues to grow in membership and influence! Feel free to reach out to Jack at anytime to let him know your ideas on how to improve YPT, and if you’d like to get involved with the YPT International board.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Record minutes for all monthly board meetings
Oversee international awards and other major activities
Keep accurate records of the organization
Additionally, David is an active advocate for transportation development that represents all modes with a wide variety of fantastic organizations. He is very happy to live in Boston with his wife and two dogs.
Montgomery County Planning Department
Collect individual dues and redistribute to chapters
Provide accurate budget information at monthly board meetings or at the board’s request
Aaron Zimmerman is a Transportation Planner in the Washington DC area for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in Silver Spring, MD. He holds a Master’s degree in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics from George Mason University (GMU) and a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from the State University of New York at Albany.
During graduate school, he was recognized as GMU’s recipient of the Outstanding Student of the Year award by USDOT’s University Transportation Center (UTC) Program. In 2008, he earned his Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certification. Aaron joined the YPT Board of Directors in its first year (2008-2009 term) as Deputy Vice Chair for Administration and has since been elected to several positions on the International Board of Directors (formerly joint with the DC Chapter Board) including Administrator and Treasurer. In his more than six years of involvement as an organizer, he has been instrumental in shaping the direction of YPT in areas such as chapter development, building relationships with sponsors, event planning, election organizing, and developing an integrated membership-payment system.
Aaron’s professional interests include Bikesharing, Carsharing, Bus Rapid Transit, Dynamic Toll Pricing Systems, Mixed-Use Trip Generation, and Multi-Modal Planning.
American Bus Association
Monitor YPT membership numbers
Grant administrative access to the Contact Relationship Management System (CivicCRM)
Setup new chapters in database
Remove duplicate membership from the membership database
Assist chapters in using CiviCRM
Allison Brewer joined the American Bus Association as its Member Services Coordinator in July 2010. Prior to joining ABA full-time, she served the organization in a variety of capacities both as a temporary employee focused on editing and preparing the annual Motorcoach Marketer and as a Marketplace volunteer. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, Lexington.
Plan/oversee events in conjunction with major conferences
Support chapter programming, especially when major conferences are held near chapters
Coordinate events with the Director of Finance and the Director of Membership
David Moyer is a transportation engineer for McMahon Associates in Boston Massachusetts. At McMahon he is involved in a variety of transportation projects including roadway and signal design, development of traffic management strategies, and public transit projects. He has been involved with YPT since 2013 where he has served in the programs role on the local YPT Boston Board and is currently the Vice Chair for Finance of the Boston Chapter.
David grew up in southern Maine and graduated from Northeastern University in 2011 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He studied abroad in the Netherlands where he learned to appreciate the countries bicycle infrastructure. He likes working with YPT to provide young transportation professionals with opportunities to connect and collaborate. David enjoys exploring cities and urban spaces, and plans to take up snowboarding as his newest mode of transportation.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Manage social media pages
Send official YPT-International emails
Compile annual report
Cary Bearn is finishing up a dual Masters Degree program in Transportation Planning and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is currently working on a thesis evaluating bicycle connectivity around the Oakland City MARTA rail station in Atlanta, GA.
Cary is originally from Bethlehem, PA and has a BA in Biology from Williams College. Before finding her true calling in transportation, she worked at the University of Pennsylvania Sleep Center researching obstructive sleep apnea. Now, as a budding transportation professional, Cary finds herself at the intersection of planning and engineering with interests in transit systems and operations, bike-ped planning, and data visualization.
Antonio Xu Liu
Stony Brook University
Communicate with local chapter leadership and hold monthly chapter calls
Assist interested individuals in establishing new YPT chapters
Assist chapters with day-to-day chapter management
Monitor chapters with low or changing membership numbers
Serve as a liaison between chapter leadership and International Directors
Antonio Xu Liu is an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University working towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering science, concentrating on civil engineering and minoring in business management. He is currently an engineering intern in the Maintenance of Way – Track and Structure department of Metro North Railroad (MNR) working out of White Plains, NY, where he focuses on design, repair and maintaining of MNR structures. He is also a research helper at the Center for Thermal Spray Research in Stony Brook, NY where his focus is on the use of plasma thermal spray and the effect of ceramic coatings on steel structures.
Antonio is originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela but grew up in Queens, NY where he had the pleasure of riding NYC Transit and seeing its growth and development throughout the years.
Solicit and maintain international sponsors
Administer and keep up-to-date sponsorship levels
Provide accurate sponsorship information to the Director of Finance for budget planning
Emma Chapman co-founded YPT’s New York City Chapter and now sits on YPT’s Chicago Board as Program’s Chair as well as the National Board as Sponsorship Chair. She has held board leadership roles for the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) both in New York and Washington D.C. In Chicago, she is currently on the board for Women in Public Finance and is a founding member of the Boundless Readers Auxiliary Board.
As an Associate Director in Fitch Ratings’ Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group and passionate about understanding how infrastructure works, she analyzes transportation credits and authors publications across all sectors of Fitch’s transportation portfolio. Prior to joining Fitch, Emma ran transportation engineering, environmental policy, and city planning projects for Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro), the Eno Transportation Foundation, and the City of New Haven, Connecticut. She led municipal coordination across complex teams on multi-regional toll road, airport, highway, traffic, public transit, security, zoning, and housing projects including public private partnerships in New York, Illinois, California, Virginia, Connecticut, and Washington, DC.
Emma earned a BA in Political Science and a BA in Art History concentrating in Urban Studies and Architectural History at Yale University, and her recommendation for a pedestrian friendly corridor as part of her thesis on New Haven’s Union Station is currently under construction.
YPT’s Board of Advisors are preeminent public and private sector leaders in transportation with a wide range of exemplary experience in the field. We are grateful for their participation and willingness to assist the development of a new generation of transportation professionals.