Board of Directors

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

For more information on each Board of Director role description, please click here.

YPT 2022-2023

Amanda Minutello – Deputy Director of Communications, AECOM | Phoenix, AZ

Board of Advisors 2023-2025

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.

Nathaniel Ford – CEO, Jacksonville Transportation Authority | Jacksonville, FL

Joung H. LeeDeputy Director – Chief Policy Officer, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials | Washington D.C. 

Andy Palanisamy – Director & Head of Practice – Smart Cities, Parsons Corporation | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Chris Pangilinan – Vice President, Paratransit, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority | New York, NY

Robert Puentes President & Chief Executive Officer, Eno Center for Transportation | Washington D.C.

Christof Spieler – Vice President, Director of Planning, Huitt-Zollars | Houston, TX

Audrey Wennink – Director of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Council | Chicago, IL

Kimberly Williams – Chief Innovation Officer, Houston METRO | Houston, TX

Sam Zimbabwe – Practice Builder, Kimley-Horn | Seattle, WA

Allie Isbell – Assistant Director, Transportation, Houston-Galveston Area Council | Houston, TX

Sally Librera – Senior Vice President, Transit Market Sector Leader, AECOM | New York, NY

Kimberly Feldbauer – Director of Strategic Transformation, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority | Washington D.C.

Norman Forde – Vice President, Project Delivery Fleet and Facilities, Amtrak | Nokomis, FL 

Molly King – Executive Vice President, Project Connect Integration, CAPMetro | Austin, TX 

Shailen Bhatt – Federal Highway Administrator, Federal Highway Administration | Washington D.C.

Lori Labrum – West Transit Market/Bus Rapid Transit Leader, TranSystems | South Jordan, UT

Carita Ducre – Vice President of Workforce Development & Educational Services, American Public Transportation Association | Washington D.C.

Sofia Berger – Senior Vice President, Transportation National Business Line Leader, WSP | New York, NY

Deanna Leggett – Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit | Dallas, TX

Jim Mathews – President & Chief Executive Officer, Railroad Passengers Association | Washington D.C.