Position Description: Directors At-Large are Board members with full voting rights. They are expected to adopt a primary focus to serve the Board in areas not discussed in the chapter board policy or in the chapter Bylaws. There may be up to five (5) Directors At-Large.
Candidate: Patrick Gregory McAtee, Project Manager, Neel-Schaffer
Positions Sought: Director At-Large
I have been attending meetings and happy hours with the Atlanta Chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) since its founding back in spring 2012. I have been a member since 2014 and think the membership benefits are phenomenal. I have met so many interesting individuals over the years and really enjoyed the meetings and events. I am quite impressed at the caliber of speakers that YPT Atlanta is able to bring to their meetings.
A little bit about my background, I am a civil engineer specializing in roadway design and work at Neel-Schaffer in Buckhead. I am originally from Mobile, Alabama, attended college at Auburn University, and have been living in metro Atlanta since 2006. I’m a member of two engineering societies – American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) since 2006 and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) – Georgia Chapter since 2008. I have been heavily involved in the past with ITE holding different chair positions – Assistant Chair of the Social Committee in 2011, Chair of the Social Committee in 2012, Affiliate Member Director in 2013, and Social Media Chair in 2014. I was also selected and participated in a Mentor/Protégé Program and Leadership Program. I’m also involved in the community volunteering at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival almost every year since 2002, food drives for Buckhead Christian Coalition, Midtown Assistance Center, and Atlanta Community Food Bank, MedShare, and park cleanup events in DeKalb County, Georgia.
I enjoy attending different transportation related conferences and discussions throughout the year such as the ASHE National Conference, the ITE International Conference, Georgia ITE Summer Seminar, ASHE/Georgia ITE Winter Workshop, Transportation Camp South, and Midtown Alliance programs.
I have experience with organizing and running social and volunteer events and membership responsibilities. I have a passion for transportation and planning and getting people involved within the community that I would bring to YPT Atlanta. For these above reasons, I feel that I would be able to contribute to continuing YPT Atlanta’s success in the future and expand its presence in metro Atlanta.
Candidate: Craig Scott, Student
Positions Sought: Director At-Large
There has never been a time in Atlanta’s storied history that has seemed momentous as this. With the region growing and infrastructure stressed beyond its capacity, the need for smart, equitable planning is needed. MARTA expansion, the Atlanta BeltLine, and even the possibility of regional transit expansion all underscore how important this time is. The Young Professionals of Transportation is one of the voices that can lead this call.
I would be honored to serve as a Director at Large of YPT Atlanta. Since moving to Atlanta just over a year ago, I have received a warm response by YPT members and Atlanta area transportation professionals. My passion for transit and urban planning remain strong, and it is a amazing to see so many like-minded individuals dedicated to improving our transportation options in our sprawled out region. As Director at Large, I would first learn from the current leadership on where I can most apply my skills. As I become more comfortable in the role, I aim to contribute all the ways I can in order to promote our cause. I am a team player, and I am ready for any role or task requested of me to help YPT Atlanta succeed.
Candidates for 2016-2017 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
Treasurer/Vice Chair for Finance – Matt Pettit – Citilabs
Vice Chair for Membership
Vice Chair for Programs
Vice Chair for Sponsorship
Vice Chair for Communications and Outreach Erin McGehee, Georgia Commute Options
Director-at-Large (Five Positions) – Patrick Gregory McAtee, Project Manager, Neel-Schaffer; Craig Scott