Position Description: The Deputy Chair shall help to coordinate activities involving multiple Directors and assist the Chair in his or her responsibilities. In the absence of the Chair, the Deputy Chair shall act in the official capacity of the Chair and perform all duties of that office.
Candidate: David Ederer, PhD Student, Georgia Institute of Technology
Positions Sought: Deputy Chair
I enjoyed serving as YPT Deputy Chair over the past year and hope to do so again. Having worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more than 3 years, I bring a unique perspective to transportation. While at CDC, I was a member of the Transportation Safety Team, and ran CDC’s global road safety programs. My work focused on helping public health agencies in foreign countries collect data on road traffic injuries and deaths, and working at the United Nations to advance road safety issues in the Sustainable Development Goals and Habitat III Agenda. My unique background can help bring the fields of public health, urban planning, and civil engineering closer. Many of our Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) may not be aware of the many public health professionals working on transportation safety. As Deputy Chair, I hope to organize more public health related YPT events and connect YPT members to the public health community in Atlanta.
I began my PhD in transportation engineering at Georgia Tech last year. One of the main reasons I decided to attend Georgia Tech is the Institute’s close relationship with the City of Atlanta and its commitment to improving transportation for our city. For similar reasons, I hope to continue serving on the YPT board. Working with other committed young professionals will help ensure that the City of Atlanta makes transportation decisions that reflect the needs of young people Atlantans. Many of Atlanta’s current and future transportation leaders are YPT members. I hope to help YPT make sure that young people’s voices are heard as Atlanta makes decisions that impact our future for years to come.
Candidates for 2017-2018 YPT Atlanta Board of Directors:
Chair – Jeshua Pringle, City of Atlanta – Office of Transportation
Deputy Chair – David Ederer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Secretary/Vice Chair for Administration – Vacant
Treasurer/Vice Chair for Finance – David Boyer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Vice Chair for Membership – Nathaniel Horadam, Georgia Institute of Technology; Tyler Martin, Jacobs
Vice Chair for Programs – Vacant
Vice Chair for Sponsorship – Vacant
Vice Chair for Communications and Outreach Nicholas Gowens, MARTA; Tyler Martin, Jacobs
Director-at-Large (Five Positions) – Patrick Gregory McAtee, Neel-Schaffer; David Boyer, Georgia Institute of Technology