WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy and a national supplier of urban and regional development services, will be an Industry Partner at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) National Meeting on July 28 – August 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. COMTO is a leading advocacy organization for minority professionals and businesses in the transportation industry.
“WSP has proudly supported COMTO and its mission for several years,” said Tanya Adams, vice president and community relations and diversity manager for WSP USA’s transportation and infrastructure practice. “We are thrilled to have another opportunity to encourage the professional growth and development of the transportation leaders and innovators of today and tomorrow.” Adams will present four scholarships totaling $10,500 on behalf of WSP.
Joseph G. Pulicare, president of Transportation and Infrastructure at WSP USA, will speak at a Legislative Luncheon on Tuesday, July 31, sponsored by WSP. The firm will also co-sponsor the COMTO Florida Night 2019 Kick-Off Reception on July 31.
In addition to its event sponsorships, WSP technical experts will make technical presentations during the COMTO National Meeting:
Jameelah M. Ingram, lead structural engineer
The Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project: Progress Through Public-Private Partnership
Jerry Jannetti, Northeast Region Business Manager - Transportation & Infrastructure
Panelist, Historically Underutilized Businesses Forum (HUB/MBE/DBE/WBE)
Steve Kuciemba, vice president & national practice leader; and Oluseyi Olugbenle, transportation planner
Opportunities to Enhance Mobility and Equity Through the Use of Connected and Automated Vehicles
According to Adams, “COMTO’s goal aligns with WSP’s mission as well as my own – to overcome the challenges faced by minority firms and individuals aspiring to participate in the transportation industry, and a shared desire to create a level playing field.” As a member of the COMTO board, Adams works with industry professionals to develop and enforce strategic plans for the organization. She also serves on the corporate advisory council, program and planning committee, Women Who Move the Nation nomination committee and joint leadership committee.
About WSP USA
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