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IBTTA Leadership Academy Gives Participants Leadership Abilities To Lead Future Transportation Infrastructure Demands

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, over thirty emerging leaders in the transportation and infrastructure industry will converge on Washington, DC for a weeklong leadership academy sponsored by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) Foundation. IBTTA’s Foundation is the research, educational and charitable arm of IBTTA, the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them.

Included in the 2014 IBTTA Leadership Academy class are several transportation officials from the Dallas, TX metro area.  Those Dallas area attendees include:

  • Michael Copeland, Principal Planner & Group Leader, CDM Smith
  • Christine Caruso, Technology Program Manager, Milligan Partners
  • Brian Swindell, Transportation Planner Area Leader, HDR Engineering, Inc.

The IBTTA Leadership Academy is tailored specifically for senior-level managers in public-and private-sector organizations that serve the toll industry. The IBTTA Leadership Academy takes place February 9-14, 2014 in Washington, DC, where this year’s participants will learn from a distinguished faculty of leadership and transportation experts, including current and former executive directors of toll agencies and concessionaires with international experience. During the week long IBTTA Leadership Academy, topics will include transportation policy, managing by metrics, emotional intelligence, developing winning strategies, building partnerships for success and effective communications.

“Our IBTTA Leadership Academy is designed to broaden the perspective of some of our industry’s emerging leaders so they may gain a fully developed picture of the multifaceted business of tolling,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO of IBTTA. “Their time in Washington, DC gives them a unique opportunity to learn from expert faculty and other participants to enhance their role as future leaders in shaping transportation infrastructure around the world.”

You may read more about the IBTTA Leadership Academy here.

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in more than 20 countries and on six continents. Through advocacy, thought leadership and education, members are implementing state-of-the-art, innovative user-based transportation financing solutions to address the critical infrastructure challenges of the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ibtta.org or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.