YPT Atlanta Chapter Leadership

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YPT Atlanta is governed by a Board of Directors who develops the organization’s mission and activities. Board Meetings are generally scheduled at 6pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Please contact us if you would like to attend an upcoming meeting. Each position’s responsibilities are outlined in the Chapter Bylaws or Chapter Board Policy. We are looking forward to connecting with you!

 

2021 YPT Atlanta Board of Directors:

Andrew Pofahl, Chair

Operations Planning Analyst
MARTA

Andrew Pofahl is a transportation planner working for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) as an Operations Planning Analyst. Andrew has experience working on various aspects of transit planning including comprehensive long-range planning, project development, and service planning. He is incredibly passionate about supporting and delivering efficient and equitable transit service. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In his free time, Andrew enjoys walking his dog, traveling, and biking around town.

Anna Baggett, Deputy Chair

Community Planner
VHB

Anna Baggett is a community planner with the consultant firm VHB and works to develop healthy and livable communities throughout the Atlanta region and the southeast. Her work places an emphasis on transit-oriented development, comprehensive planning, and sustainability. Additionally, she has a passion for active transportation, equitable and innovative engagement, climate resiliency, and food systems. She particularly enjoys working on projects at the nexus between land use and transportation.

Corey Klawunder, Vice Chair for Administration

Multimodal Transportation Engineer-in-Training
ATLDOT

Corey Klawunder is a Multimodal Transportation Engineer-in-Training working for the City of Atlanta’s Department of Transportation (ATLDOT).  Corey has 5 years of experience working on a wide variety of planning and civil infrastructure projects with a focus on urban design, complete streets, and active transportation.  He also has many more years of experience as an avid commuter cyclist, which feeds into his passion for bikeway planning and design.  Corey received his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Georgia where he also served as the Office of Sustainability’s first Complete Streets intern.  In his free time, Corey is a hobbyist bike mechanic that enjoys collecting and fixing up second-hand bikes.  He also enjoys going on bikepacking tours, playing video games, and writing short stories. 

Michelle Henriques, Vice Chair for Membership

Urban Roadway Analyst
Kimley-Horn

Michelle Henriques is passionate about making the journey just as important as the destination through prioritizing safety, access, and the environment while encouraging active modes of transportation. She is an urban roadway analyst at Kimley-Horn where she’s worked on multimodal focused roadway engineering projects throughout Atlanta including the Atlanta BeltLine and Summerhill BRT as well as Piedmont, West Peachtree and Spring Street bike lanes. She attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering in 2019. Outside of work Michelle enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, cycling, live music, and exploring Atlanta.

Brandon Martin, Vice Chair for Programs

Transportation Engineering Analyst
Kimley-Horn

Brandon Martin is a Transportation Engineering Analyst working at Kimley-Horn in Atlanta. He primarily works on traffic studies and Developments of Regional Impact studies, but has a vested interest and passion in transit and equitable transportation for all. Brandon received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Miami, with a specialized cognate in Brazilian Portuguese. During his time in university, Brandon held an internship with the USDOT, working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to improve vehicle occupant safety by analyzing data from the new THOR crash test dummy. Previously, Brandon held a position as a Track Office/Field Engineer working on the 160-mile Brightline Extension in Florida. In his free time, Brandon enjoys riding MARTA, researching new transit projects around the world, traveling, exploring Atlanta and practicing the Portuguese language.

Andrea ShermanVice Chair for Finance

Transportation Planner
WSP

Andrea is a Transportation Planner at WSP in Atlanta. She works primarily on environmental analysis for transit and roadway projects, and she has a particular fondness for data analysis through map making. Ultimately, Andrea strives to use transportation planning as a way to increase access and mobility. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Psychology at Vassar College and holds a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Andrea enjoys cooking, crocheting, and nerding out about buses.

Elizabeth Sandlin, Vice Chair for Communications and Outreach

Planner, Transportation Access and Mobility
Atlanta Regional Commission

Elizabeth is a Planner with the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Transportation Access and Mobility Group. She works on ARC’s Livable Centers Initiative, regional trail program, and community engagement efforts, and is passionate about working towards a more equitable, sustainable transportation system. Previously, Elizabeth worked with ARC’s Community Development Group, providing local government assistance on Comprehensive Plans and studies related to creative placemaking and economic development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Environmental Science from Barnard College. Elizabeth enjoys exploring new places by bike, playing music, cooking for friends and family, and traveling (and learning as much of a new language along the way as possible).

Chris Rome, Director At-Large

Senior Multimodal Transportation Engineer
ATLDOT

Chris Rome is a Senior Multimodal Transportation Engineer working for the City of Atlanta’s Department of Transportation (ATLDOT). Chris has 12 years of professional experience with a specialization in complete streets, active transportation, urban bikeway design, traffic signals, and pedestrian safety. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University as well as a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering: Transportation Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is licensed as a professional engineer in the States of Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana, and certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. Outside of work, his interests include urban design, neuroscience, and leveraging data and technology to create positive change in societies. His hobbies include backpacking, hiking, biking, basketball, cooking, and urban gardening.

     Vacant, Vice Chair for Sponsorship

     Vacant, Director At-Large

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