Eno Welcomes New Board of Advisors Members

Eno Welcomes New Board of Advisors Members

April 22, 2022  | Jonathan Hammond

(Washington, DC) – The Eno Center for Transportation announces the appointment of a new slate of members to its Board of Advisors. Eno’s Board of Advisors provides valuable expertise on critical and emerging topics in transportation, assists in finding new fields deserving of attention from Eno, contributes to Eno research initiatives, and assists with disseminating analyses and publications.

Pierce R. Coffee—President of North America at Transurban. Pierce Coffee has been an integral part of Transurban’s North American team since 2009. She joined when Transurban was establishing operational protocols and customer tools for the 495 Express Lanes. Alongside Operations and Technology, Coffee has championed the customer experience and implemented successful communications strategies around the construction and launch of the 495 and 95 Express Lanes. In her previous role as Vice President Customer Experience and Operations, Coffee was responsible for end-to-end customer experience and operations across Transurban’s growing 63-mile network of Express Lanes – including road operations, maintenance, dynamic pricing, customer service, tolling and account management, digital and product development for Transurban North America. Prior to Transurban, Coffee launched the products for a VC-backed online start-up company where she led all marketing efforts and served as key member of senior management team. Coffee began her career working at a public relations firm supporting consumer, technology and public affairs clients.

Thomas F. Jensen—Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Transportation, Infrastructure and Logistics Committee. Thomas F. Jensen is a senior government relations executive in the Washington, DC office of UPS. In this capacity, he is UPS’s leading federal authority and chief advocate on all modes of surface transportation legislative and regulatory issues including commercial vehicle fleet matters, highway and infrastructure policy, autonomous vehicles, ocean freight shipping, and railroad and intermodal transportation concerns. In addition, he is responsible for the UPS public policy portfolio related to sustainability, climate and environmental issues.

April Rai—President & CEO of COMTO. As President & CEO, April Rai works to build upon COMTO’s 50-year history of ensuring equitable opportunities and maximum participation for minority individuals, veterans, people with disabilities and minority, women and disadvantaged business enterprises (MWDBEs). With over 15 years of experience managing private, public sector and non-profit organizations, Rai’s career focus has centered on strategic partnership development, coalition building, people and project management. Under the direction of the COMTO Board of Directors Chair, Tanya Adams, Rai provides strategic leadership, guidance and ensures COMTO operates effectively to further the mission.

P.S. Sriraj—Director and Research Associate Professor, Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. P.S. Sriraj is the Director and Research Associate Professor at the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published numerous technical papers and reports, including over 20 refereed journal papers. He served on the Committee on Socio-economic Factors in Transportation and Environmental Justice on the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. He received the Outstanding Paper Award from TRB. His areas of expertise include visualization of transportation data, transportation asset management, public transportation planning, information management systems, and data development and analysis.

Sara Stickler—President & CEO of Women’s Transportation Seminar. As President & CEO, Sara Stickler works to set and execute WTS International’s organizational strategic priorities, working closely with the WTS International Board of Directors to continuously assess and develop the WTS brand and the association’s programs. Stickler implements growth and retention strategies, and she fosters meaningful relationships with WTS chapters, members, key industry stakeholders and other professionals to elevate the organization. Stickler also works with the WTS Foundation and its Board of Directors to realize its mission of supporting the next generation of transportation professionals and advancing the principles of WTS.

Andy Taylor—Head of Global Strategy at Cubic. Andy Taylor is a global transportation expert with over 30 years of experience in such diverse domains ranging from air traffic management to multi-modal integration. Taylor is the Head of Global Strategy for Cubic and has overseen the evolution and development the global strategy over the last seven years, focusing on strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology and software companies. In that role, he has spearheaded the Mobility-as-a-Service solution to help cities and transit agencies evaluate the potential benefits of integrated multi-modal transport options. Andy is currently educating user communities and transit agencies on the true benefits and impacts of Mobility-as-a-Service and the importance of cities taking ownership of MaaS as a Multi-modal Management Model.

“We are excited and honored that such a talented, enthusiastic, and driven group of people are joining our board, and we are looking forward to working with them on a variety of important projects,” says Eno President and CEO Robert Puentes.

For a full list of all members, visit Our Boards page.

Eno is an independent, non-partisan think-tank that shapes public debate on critical multimodal transportation issues and builds an innovative network of transportation professionals. The leader in our field for nearly a century, government and industry leaders rely on Eno for timely research and an independent voice on policy issues. Our professional development programs strengthen the leadership and practical skills of transportation professionals across the industry.

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