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2020-21 Leadership Fellows

Angela Martinez

Angie Martinez is the Senior Right-of-Way Manager with the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, Division of Permits & Inspections. Angie and her team oversee the review, issuance, and inspection of more than 20 unique types of permits and plans needed to construct or occupy the public right-of-way (ROW). In 2019, the division […]

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Jennifer Ruley

Jennifer Ruley is the Mobility and Safety Division Manager for the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works. The focus of this newly formed division is to ensure multimodal design in street projects that improves mobility options and increases safety for people walking, bicycling, accessing transit, and driving. Her team leads highly collaborative projects […]

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Valérie Gagnon

Holder of a bachelor’s degree in Biology, a certificate in Administration and a master’s degree in Environment – risk management, Ms. Gagnon was appointed to the position of Director of the Directorate of Mobility – Department of Urban planning and Mobility of the City of Montreal – since January 2019. She is in charge of […]

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Charles Penny

With 17 years of land use and transit/transportation planning experience in the Mid-Atlantic region, Mr. Penny has successfully navigated a career in both the public and private sectors. As the former manager of a regional transportation planning practice, Mr. Penny oversaw the growth of the department in the Virginia, D.C., Maryland and Eastern Pennsylvania markets. […]

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Betty Smoot-Madison

Betty is an Urban Planner w/ expertise in Transportation and Community Planning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Morgan State University. Upon completion of grad school, Betty began her planning career in Prince George’s County, one of the nation’s […]

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Brad Rawson

Brad Rawson serves the City of Somerville, MA as Director of Mobility within the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development. He is a community planner by training, and has spent more than eighteen years in local and regional government. During twelve years of service in Somerville, Brad has worked in geographic information systems, […]

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Jennifer Donlon Wyant

Jennifer Donlon Wyant is the Transportation Planning Manager for the City Sacramento. Jennifer manages the long-range transportation planning team that conducts area transportation plans as well as corridor planning. She also manages the Active Transportation, Shared Micromobility, and Vision Zero programs. Jennifer’s role requires attention to detail, budgeting, collaboration and bridge building within the City […]

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Jacquelyn Hayward

Jacquelyn Hayward is the Director of Transportation Project Design & Management at the City of Toronto – the 4th largest and most culturally-diverse City in North America. In this role, Jacquelyn is responsible for a fantastic team of professionals leading the design and delivery of a wide-range of projects including Vision Zero road safety projects, […]

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Cindy Patton

Cindy Patton is the Interim Director of Transportation Operations where she oversees a team of approximately 140 managers, supervisors and staff to deliver annual work programs and special projects for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI). Her oversight includes the maintenance of all signs, traffic signals and striping; curbside and parking management; transportation network […]

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Hank Kelley

Hank Kelley is a Transportation Planning & Programs Supervisor for the Mobile GR Department in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hank’s role in charge of the Transportation Planning, Policy and Communications (PPC) division focuses primarily on transit and new mobility initiatives. These include managing Grand Rapids’ Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) circulator, AVGR autonomous vehicle […]

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Anna Chamberlin

Anna has worked at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for over 12 year starting as a Capital City Fellow, where she drafted the first Complete Streets policy for the agency and installed the first public curbside level 2 EV chargers. She created the first Open Streets event in the District this past October and […]

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Katie Roth

Katie Roth is passionate about the role faster, better bus service can play in building a more livable Twin Cities region. She manages Metro Transit’s arterial bus rapid transit program, leading a planning and engineering team responsible for implementing a network of planned BRT lines, starting with the successful launches of the region’s A Line […]

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