YPT-NYC Chapter Leadership

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2017-2018 Board of Directors

Alex Engel, Chair
Senior Program Associate, NACTO

Alex Aiello, Deputy Chair
Strategic Analyst, MTA Bridges and Tunnels

Robert Abugel, Secretary
Data Science Intern, NYC DOT

Darian Jefferson, Treasurer 
Staff Analyst, MTA NYCT

Tyler Green, Communications Manager
Software Engineer, Intersection

Anne Patrone, Sponsorship Director
Senior Transportation Planner, Arup

David Andrew, Events & Programs Manager 

Olya Arakhouskaya, Events & Programs Manager
Field Engineer, NJ Transit

Jeffrey Brauner, Membership Manager
Principal Transportation Planner, PANYNJ

Ai Yamanaka, Professional Development Manager
Senior Policy Analyst, PANYNJ

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Board Position Descriptions

The Chair is responsible for day-to-day implementation of the policy and guidelines of the Board of Directors. The Chair shall preside over Chapter Board meetings, create and appoint members to Committees, and act as chief official representative of YPT-NYC. The Chair shall have served at least one full-year term on the YPT-NYC Board of Directors, or have equivalent experience serving on the Board of Directors of any other YPT chapter or the YPT-International Board of Directors.

The Deputy Chair shall help to coordinate activities involving multiple Officers 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.

The Secretary shall keep full and accurate records of all business and proceedings at Chapter Board meetings. The Secretary shall prepare meeting minutes, keep accurate organization records, and manage the election process.

The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of dues, budget forecasting, and the safekeeping of funds, including reporting of receipts, expenditures, and balances at the request of the Chapter Board.

The Communications Manager shall run YPT-NYC’s communications, including its website, newsletter, and social media presence. (S)he should have a background or interest in graphic design and/or photography, and an ear for inspiring language.

The Sponsorship Director shall be responsible for coordination and management of YPT-NYC’s sponsorship program, as well as partnerships with other organizations. As such, (s)he will: actively pursues sponsorships; maintain/update the list of prospective and active sponsors; be knowledgeable about YPT-NYC’s sponsorship policies; provide recommendations to amend the sponsorship policies; act as the liaison between YPT-NYC and these sponsors; and report on updates at monthly board meetings. The position will also help liaise between YPT and like-minded organizations, broadening YPT‘s reach and membership.

The Events and Programs Managers are responsible for the planning and execution of all events, including event registration management, and the development of a full year schedule of engaging events, while drawing upon other board members for event ideas and logistical support. Events range from tours to lectures to social opportunities.

The Membership Manager utilizes the resources of YPT to manage the membership records and works to provide maximum value for all members, increase the membership of YPT-NYC, increase the visibility of YPT, explore business development opportunities and provide other services to meet the needs of the members of YPT, and support the Events and Programs Managers where necessary.

The Professional Development Manager shall work with the Membership and Events and Programs Managers to create professional development programming, including student outreach. The ideal candidate would have connections with local schools/student groups that could be leveraged.