Letter from the desk of Eno’s President
Alumni Newsletter Winter 2018
You spoke – we listened!
Recently, many of you gave us feedback though an online survey about what Eno is doing well and where we could provide additional resources. The feedback from that survey told us that you wanted more virtual learning opportunities and opportunities to connect with your peers.
As a result, this February Eno will launch a new Virtual Innovation Exchange to provide a forum for sharing lessons learned about specific innovative practices in transportation. Each Exchange will feature an overview of the agency’s experience and provide an opportunity to ask questions and share lessons learned among participants. The Exchanges will be interactive and attendance will be limited to provide plenty of time for input and they will not be recorded. If you have ideas about topics you’d like to see explored or that you’d be willing to share, please reach out to Erin Shumate.
Eno will also expand our popular Leadership Webinar series to bring in top leaders across modes to provide their insights on how you can be a leader in your organization and advance your career. In January, this series will feature John Porcari, who has served in top leadership positions at the Maryland Department of Transportation and U.S DOT, and currently heads the Gateway Development Corporation. We will continue to look for more ways to provide opportunities to learn and build networks among the alumni through our expanded Board of Regents. Applications are still open to join the Board of Regents, if you’d like to get involved. Or you can support these programs directly with a donation.
We will also continue to be a resource of practical and independent research and analysis that you can depend on. We recently provided the most comprehensive coverage of billions of dollars of transportation initiatives through our Transportation at the Ballot Box initiative, including a popular podcast series highlighting several measures in races across the country. Our recent work on The Implications of the Federal Ban on Chinese Railcars provided valuable analysis of the recent federal policy and its potential effects on transit agencies.
Eno is also growing: we are increasing our staff and have welcomed three new board members: Marjorie Dickman, Global Director and Associate General Counsel for Intel Corporation; Carolyn Flowers, Senior Vice President, Americas Transit Market Sector Leader for AECOM; and Diane Woodend Jones, Chair of the Board and Principal of Lea+Elliott, Inc. We are excited to start 2019 with so many fresh faces and hope you’ll join us in welcoming them.
Thank you all again for all you do to improve transportation in your communities and for being part of Eno’s dynamic and talented alumni network.