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Eno Welcomes Carolyn Flowers, Diane Woodend Jones to Board of Directors

December 10, 2018

The Eno Center for Transportation has appointed Carolyn Flowers and Diane Woodend Jones to its Board of Directors. Flowers is the former Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration. Woodend Jones is the Chairman of Lea+Elliott, Inc and the Immediate Past Chair of the Women’s Transportation Seminar’s International Board of Directors.

Carolyn Flowers brings over 25 years of experience in transit policy and practice to Eno’s Board of Directors. Currently, Flowers is the Senior Vice President, Americas Transit Market Sector Leader for AECOM. Before joining AECOM, she served as Acting Administrator of the FTA after serving as senior advisor for the agency. Flowers has decades of experience running public transportation agencies, having spent five years as the CEO/Public Transit Director of Charlotte Area Transit System and 19 years at LA Metro, ultimately serving as Chief Operations Officer. Flowers is a graduate of Eno’s Transit Senior Executive Program and participated in a 2005 international study project for the National Association of Sciences sponsored by the Eno Foundation for Transportation Studies. She received Eno’s Friend of Eno Award in May 2018.

“Eno is very excited that Ms. Flowers has joined our Board of Directors,” said Eno President and CEO Robert Puentes. “Public transit is undergoing a dramatic transition as economic and technological changes shift the needs and desires of existing and potential riders. Carolyn brings a wealth of experience in this dynamic sector that will have a very positive impact on our work.”

Diane Woodend Jones, who previously served on Eno’s Board of Advisors, is the Chairman of the Board and Principal of Lea+Elliott, Inc., an international transportation consulting firm specializing in comprehensive project delivery of automated transit systems. Woodend Jones has managed the firm’s operations and served on the firm’s Board for almost two decades, in addition to leading the firm’s strategic planning initiatives. She is also Immediate Past Chair of the Women’s Transportation Seminar’s International Board of Directors and sponsors one of Eno’s Future Leaders Development Conference graduate student fellows each year. Woodend Jones began her career as an architect and airport planner for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board.

“Ms. Woodend Jones’ extensive strategic planning, governance and management background, as well as her passion for lifting women’s voices in the transportation workforce, will greatly benefit our Board and Eno as a whole,” said Mr. Puentes. ”Diane brings a unique and fresh perspective and we are thrilled to have her join our Board of Directors.”

“Ms. Flowers and Ms. Woodend Jones bring an extraordinary breadth of knowledge and expertise to Eno’s Board of Directors. I look forward to working with them,” said Eno Board Chair and former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley.

They join three former U.S. Secretaries of Transportation and other distinguished leaders from across the transportation field currently serving on Eno’s Board of Directors. Eno previously announced the addition of Marjorie Dickman, Global Director and Associate General Counsel for Intel Corporation, to the Board of Directors in July 2018.

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