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 immediate past chair

Membership Sales

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

Marketing and Communications

  • Julie Roper, Dominion Energy – chair
  • Linda Hall, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina – vice chair

Events

  • Will Letchworth, PE, WSP

Engagement

Rapid Research

  • Jay Irby, First Citizens Bank – chair
  • Eric Olsen, Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC – vice chair

Emerging Technology and Paradigms

  • Katy Salamati, Ph.D., SAS – chair
  • Lisa Silverman, Red Hat – vice chair

Legislative and Policy

Freeways

Streets and Intersections

  • Adrianne Elder, PE, Duke Energy – chair
  • Greg Kuruc, Kane Realty – 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
  • Pam Baden, WakeMed Health and Hospitals – vice 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
  • The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro – 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

  • 2018 – present – Geoff Lang, MetLife
  • 2017 – 18 – 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