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2018 Leadership Fellows

Ahmed Darrat

Ahmed Darrat is an engineer from the Seattle Department of Transportation with in-depth expertise in policy development, design, and project delivery.  He has managed diverse groups of 70+ staff ranging from signal engineers to maintenance laborers while balancing program management of $25+ million a year.  Ahmed has firsthand experience transforming Seattle values into sustainable everyday services that enhance the quality of life of […]

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Annick Beaudet

Annick Beaudet, AICP has over 20 years of experience in both land use and transportation in both the public and private sectors. She currently serves the City of Austin as an Assistant Director at the Austin Transportation Department and oversees four areas: Systems Development, Active Transportation and Street Design, Transportation Engineering and Special Events.  

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Brooke McKenna

Brooke McKenna is the Assistant Director for Street Management with the Department of Traffic, Parking + Transportation in Cambridge, MA. In this role, Brooke is responsible for overseeing the safe operation of Cambridge’s street network and leading the City’s Vision Zero Initiative. Brooke previously spent ten years with the New York City Department of Transportation.

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Janet Attarian

Janet Attarian joined the City of Detroit Department of Planning and Development in June 2016. She brings 20 years of expertise in large-scale sustainable transportation programs from Chicago. Acclaimed as a promising and gifted innovator in design, management and policy, she forms part of the leadership team transforming Detroit.

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Justin Stuehrenberg

Justin leads the 5-year implementation of the $500 Million Marion County Transit Plan, the basis of a November 2016 referendum to increase transit service in Indianapolis by 70%.  This represents the largest infrastructure investment the City of Indianapolis has seen in generations.  Justin co-authored the plan itself, including leading all of the capital planning and […]

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Kelley Yemen

Kelley is Director of Complete Streets for the City of Philadelphia with ten years of experience focusing on multi-modal transportation. She leads the City’s Vision Zero and Complete Streets efforts. Previously, Kelley was the Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator for Hennepin County, MN, and before that a Pedestrian Planner and Project Manager within the Office of […]

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Leah Dawson Mooney

Leah Mooney is the Director of Strategic Planning & Policy for the Chicago Transit Authority. She has worked for CTA since 2008 and in Planning since 2015. Her team plans major bus and rail projects and performs market survey research, maintains the CTA’s GIS database and coordinates with outside agencies.

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Marcel Porras

Marcel has over ten years of experience in transportation, planning, and economic development.  Prior to joining LADOT he was the Associate Director of Transportation for Mayor Eric Garcetti.  Marcel has a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA.

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Nichole Altmix

Nichole Altmix is the NYC Department of Transportation’s Executive Director for Transportation Planning & Management, where she directs the activities of the units responsible for complete street safety projects, strategic planning, traffic engineering, and geometric design and construction. She is dedicated to improving safety throughout New York City, by managing projects and programs to enhance the bicycle, pedestrian, bus, […]

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Uyen Dang

Uyen serves as the City Traffic Engineer for the City of West Palm Beach.  She is the project manager for various projects such as the WPB Mobility Study, Parking Study, and the Bicycle Masterplan.  Uyen is a registered engineer for the State of Florida and previously worked on many roadway reconstruction and streetscape projects.

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Viktoriya Wise

Since 2015 Ms. Wise has served as the Chief of Staff for the Sustainable Streets Division of the SFMTA.  Prior to that, Ms. Wise spent 10 years at the SF Planning Department as Deputy Director of Environmental Planning and Senior Transportation Planner.  She served on the San Rafael Planning Commission from 2009 to 2016.

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