The RTA chair, the various focus area chairs and vice chairs, and other RTA Steering Committee members comprise the senior volunteer leadership of the Regional Transportation Alliance. These business leaders are committed to the execution of the RTA Action Plan and to improving the future mobility of the region.

The RTA Steering Committee is comprised of our chairs council, RTA Sustaining Gold members, and founding chambers of commerce: Cary, Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Durham, and Raleigh.

See below for our the current members of our RTA chairs council and the rest of our RTA Steering Committee.


RTA Chairs Council

RTA chair

RTA chair-elect

Membership Sales

  • Robert Doreauk, AT&T North Carolina – chair
  • Creighton Blackwell, Coastal Federal Credit Union – vice chair
  • Chris Bell, SunTrust Bank – vice chair

Engagement

Communications and Marketing

  • Julie Roper, PSNC Energy – chair

Events

  • Will Letchworth, PE, WSP

Rapid Research

  • Jay Irby, First Citizens Bank – chair
  • Keith McDonald, Credit Suisse – vice chair

Emerging Technology and Paradigms

  • Linda Hall, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina – chair

Legislative and Policy

Freeways

Streets and Intersections

  • Adrianne Elder, PE, Duke Energy – chair
  • Greg Kuruc, Kane Realty – vice chair
  • Eric Johnson, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC – vice chair

Regional Transit

  • Brad Ives, UNC Chapel Hill – chair
  • Richard Adams, PE, Kimley-Horn – vice chair
  • Anne Lenart-Redmond, STV – vice chair

Traffic Operations and Safety

  • Josh Hurst, PE, Clark Nexsen – chair

Intercity Rail

RDU Air Service

Regional Travel Experience

  • Jim Beley, The Umstead Hotel and Spa – chair
  • Rob Herman, Lenovo – vice chair

RTA Steering Committee member companies

  • Forge Communications – Roger Friedensen, Ray Hornak
  • Fred Smith Company – Jule Smith, Walter Viele
  • MetLife – Geoff Lang, Peter Jones
  • Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina – Scott Levitan, Linda Hall
  • Cary Chamber of Commerce – Howard Johnson, Perry Wester
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce – Aaron Nelson, Katie Loovis
  • Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce – Geoff Durham, Bryan Fox
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce – Adrienne Cole, Dana Martinez
  • Wake County Economic Development / EDGE 5 – Michael Haley

History of RTA Chairs

  • 2017 – present – Bruce Sargent, IBM
  • 2015 – 17 – Steve Brechbiel, QuintilesIMS
  • 2013 – 15 – Ed Paradise, Cisco Systems
  • 2011 – 13 – Clymer Cease, Clark Nexsen
  • 2009 – 11 – Rick Weddle, The Research Triangle Park
  • 2008 – 09, 2011 – Jim Captain, Credit Suisse
  • 2007 – 08 – Rusine Mitchell-Sinclair
  • 2006 – 07 – Ed Willingham, First Citizens Bank
  • 2005 – 06 – Joe Freddoso, Cisco Systems
  • 2004 – 05 – Peter Anlyan, Capitol Broadcasting Company
  • 2003 – 05 – Duane Long, Longistics
  • 2003 – 04 – Bill Shore, GlaxoSmithKline
  • 1999 – 2003 – Smedes York, York Properties
  • 1999 – 2003 – Bob Ingram, GlaxoSmithKline