Elections 2019 – 2020

Hey YPT members this is your opportunity to get involved in building an organization dedicated to the professional advancement and development of young professionals in the field of transportation. We need your help and look forward to your participation in the elections and your contributions toward another great year ahead!

What are the Board Positions?

The 9-Board position descriptions can be found here.

What exactly does being on the Board of Directors entail?

Directors typically offer a time commitment of 3-5 hours per week. Directors must be able to call into monthly Board of Directors meetings and may be asked to attend a yearly Board meeting.

Why should you join?

Be part of a team that is running a 10-year old nonprofit where you can build on your current skills or gain new skills. This is a great experience for keeping your resume up to date. Also if you like working in a diverse environment with forward thinking individuals, then you’ll fit in just fine. Our team is also comprised of enthusiastic transportation professionals of all backgrounds who are collectively working together to make sure our growing YPT international chapters are sustainable. Keep reading if you are inclined to join our team.

Nomination Process


Nominations for the nine Board of Director positions should be submitted by e-mail to YPT at deputy@yptransportation.org. Here’s what you should submit to us in a single PDF.

  • Your name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Contact information
  • The position(s) for which you are seeking nomination
  • Candidate statement (1 page or less) addressing why you would like to serve on the YPT International Board of Directors.

Candidate and Voting Eligibility


How does one know if they can run and or vote?

In order to run for a YPT International Board of Directors position or vote in the elections you must:

Already be or become a paid YPT Member by October 1, 2019, 11:59 PM EST
If you think you are already a Member but are unsure, you can check your membership status.

Elections Timeline


  • September 13, 2019, 11:50 PM EST Nominations for the nine Board of Director positions should be submitted by e-mail to YPT at deputy@yptransportation.org.

  • October 1, 2019: All eligible voters will receive the full slate of candidate statements via email (there will also be a local chapter slate sent that day).

  • October 14, 2019: Election ballots to be sent out by International to eligible voting Members for all Chapter and International elections at 9:00 AM EDT.

  • October 25, 2019: Online elections close at 8:00 PM EDT. International and Chapter board members and nominees will be notified of election results shortly thereafter.

  • November 1, 2019: New Board term for all winning candidates begins.


Pending any runoff elections, the results will be made available to the YPT membership in early November.

Announcing YPT’S 2014-2015 International Board of Directors!

Please help welcome the new YPT 2014-2015 International Board of Directors!!

All terms start on November 1 and will last until October 31, 2015. The YPT International Board would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the incoming YPT leadership across the US and Canada, and of course, thank everyone in YPT leadership, outgoing and incoming, past and present, for their hard work. Also, if you want to get involved, it’s not too late! YPT is always looking for volunteers at the international or local level. If you’re interested, please contact info@yptransportation.org to get started.

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YPT International 2014-2015 Board of Directors Candidates

The nominations are in for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors elections and we have a great field of candidates. We have a few weeks before the elections for all YPT members to review all the nominees.  The slate of candidates and their statements are below. Now is also the time to make sure your membership is up to date, or to become a member, if you want to vote this year.

ELECTIONS PROCESS

  • September 24, 2014: All eligible voters will receive the full slate of candidate statements via email (there will also be a National board ballot sent that day).
  • October 13, 2014:  All eligible voters will receive an email with voting instructions.  Online voting for National and Chapter elections opens at 10:00 AM EST.
  • October 24, 2014: Online voting for National and Chapter elections closes at 6PM local time.

If you have questions about the elections process, please do not hesitate to contact us at elections@yptransportation.org.

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YPTers – Interested in being on the Board of Directors??

This is a reminder for those who are interested in getting involved in determining the future of Young Professionals in Transportation. We are currently collecting nominations for the 2014-2015 YPT International Board of Directors and there is just one week left to submit a nomination!

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Announcing: 2013-14 Board of Directors Across the U.S.

Wondering who won this year’s YPT election? Maybe you know someone who won in your city, or maybe even across the country! Well, we have the results of the elections and are happy to announce the next Board of Directors for the 2013-14 fiscal year for the International Board and for 9 YPT chapters that held their own elections.

All terms started on November 1 and will last until October 31, 2014. The YPT International Board would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the incoming YPT leadership, and of course, to thank everyone in YPT leadership, outgoing and incoming, past and present, for their hard work. Also, if you want to get involved, it’s not too late! YPT is always looking for volunteers at the International or local level. If you’re interested, please contact info@yptransportation.org to get started.

And drum roll, please!

YPT International Board of Directors

  • Katherine Kortum (TRB) – Chair
  • Candace Brakewood (Georgia Tech) – Deputy Chair
  • Boris Lipkin (Parsons Brinckerhoff) – Vice Chair for Administration
  • Andy House (AASHTO) – Vice Chair for Finance
  • Stephanie Dock (DDOT) – Vice Chair for Membership
  • Brittney Kohler (ASCE) – Vice Chair for Programs
  • Melissa Chow (WMATA) – Vice Chair for Communications
  • Nikola Ivanov (Univ. of Maryland Center for Adv. Transportation Tech. Laboratory) –  Vice Chair for Chapter Development
  • Emma Chapman (Fitch Ratings) –  Vice Chair for Sponsorship

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YPT Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors

  • (vacant) – Chair
  • Chris Rome (Foresite Group) – Deputy Chair
  • Lindsey Dunahoo (AECOM) – Vice Chair for Administration
  • France Campbell (AECOM) – Vice Chair for Finance
  • Nila Jackson (Norfolk Southern) – Vice Chair for Communications and Outreach
  • Phillip Cherry (Parsons Brinckerhoff) – Vice Chair for Membership
  • (vacant) – Vice Chair for Sponsorship
  • Jeremy Daniel (Georgia DOT), Aaron Fowler (Southern Polytechnic State Univ.), and Landon Reed (Georgia Tech) – Directors At-Large

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YPT Austin Chapter Board of Directors

  • Nick Wood (TTI) – Chair
  • David Williams (HNTB) – Deputy Chair
  • Julia McAdams (HDR) – Vice Chair for Administration
  • Nicola Gheno (HVJ Associates) – Vice Chair for Finance
  • Zachary Elgart (Texas A&M Transportation Institute) – Vice Chair for Communications

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YPT Boston Chapter Board of Directors

  • Eric Halvorsen (Metropolitan Area Planning Council) – Chair
  • Tegin Teich (IBI Group) – Deputy Chair
  • Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal (TranSystems)– Vice Chair for Administration
  • Conor Semler (Kittelson & Associates) – Vice Chair for Finance
  • Mike Tremblay (Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Inc.) – Vice Chair for Communications
  • Gretchen Johnson (Nelson\Nygaard) – Vice Chair for Programs
  • Jennifer Slesinger (MassDOT) – Vice Chair for Membership
  • David Baumgartner (Cambridge Systematics) – Vice Chair for Sponsorship
  • Rebecca Gould (Accenture) – Vice Chair At-Large

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YPT Chicago Chapter Board of Directors

  • Erik Cempel (Cambridge Systematics) – Chair
  • Christina Arthur (Chicago Transit Authority) – Deputy Chair
  • Brenda Christopher (HNTB Corporation) – Vice Chair for Administration
  • Elizabeth C. Gonzalez (Load Delivered Logistics, LLC) – Vice Chair for Finance
  • Jared Voto (Regional Transportation Authority) – Vice Chair for Programs

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YPT Minneapolis Chapter Board of Directors

  • Laura Eash (The MN Transportation Alliance) – Chair
  • Michael Petesch (The Ackerberg Group) – Deputy Chair
  • Erik Sowers (Neighborhood Energy Connection) – Vice Chair for Administration
  • Nicklaus Ollrich (SRF Consulting Group) – Vice Chair for Finance

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YPT New York City Chapter Board of Directors

  • Joseph Ehrlich (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) – Chair
  • Elizabeth Paul (MTA Bridges and Tunnels) – Deputy Chair
  • Annalisa Liberman (MTA New York City Transit) – Vice Chair for Administration
  • Julia Kerson (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) – Vice Chair for Finance
  • Steve Michejda (MTA Bridges and Tunnels) & Mike Banoub (Parsons Brinckerhoff) – Co–Vice Chairs for Programs
  • Erica DeCrescenzo (NYC DOT) – Vice Chair for Membership
  • Chrissie Carlin (MTA New York City Transit) & Jonathan Ehrlich (New York State Thruway Authority) – Directors At-Large

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YPT Philadelphia Chapter Board of Directors

  • Jenna Oskowitz (HNTB) – Chair
  • Oluwaseye P Akele (Maser Consulting, P.A.) – Deputy Chair
  • Erica Antoine (Burns Engineering, Inc.) – Vice Chair for Administration
  • Lindsey Graham (HNTB) – Vice Chair for Finance

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YPT San Francisco Bay Chapter Board of Directors

  • Andy Kosinski (Fehr & Peers) – Chair
  • Teresa Tapia (SFMTA) – Deputy Chair
  • Terra Curtis (Nelson\Nygaard) – Vice Chair for Administration
  • Ted Rosenbaum (LTK Engineering Services) – Vice Chair for Finance
  • David Weinzimmer (Student at UC Berkeley) – Vice Chair for Membership
  • Jessica Kuo (Serco Inc. supporting the SFMTA) – Vice Chair for Communications
  • Leon Raykin (Fehr & Peers) – Vice Chair for Programs
  • Michael H. Glaser (Parsons) – Vice Chair for Sponsorships
  • Shivam Vohra (Nelson\Nygaard) – Vice Chair of Collegiates

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YPT Washington, DC Chapter Board of Directors

  • Eduardo Maeyama (Parsons Brinckerhoff) – Chair
  • Paul Lewis (Eno Center for Transportation) – Deputy Chair
  • Amy Cavaretta (Eno Center for Transportation) – Vice Chair for Administration
  • Lucas Muller (Kimley-Horn and Associates) – Vice Chair for Finance
  • Kim Lucas (DDOT) – Vice Chair for Programs
  • Marla Westervelt (Eno Center for Transportation) – Vice Chair for Communications