The RTA chair, the nine 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. See below for the members of the RTA chairs council and the RTA Steering Committee.


 

2016-2017 RTA Chairs council

RTA chair

RTA chair-elect

Membership Development

Communications and Engagement

Events and Sponsorships

Rapid Research

  • Peter Jones, MetLife – chair
  • Jeff Marcus, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina – vice chair

Emerging technology and paradigms

Legislative and Policy

Freeways

Streets

  • Sam Nichols, First Citizens Bank – chair

Regional Transit

Freight and Intercity Higher Speed Rail

RDU Air Service

Immediate past chair (2014-15 RTA chair)

Prior past chair


RTA Steering Committee members:

Cisco Systems

Fairway Outdoor Advertising

  • Aaron Guyton, Paul Hickman

Forge Communications

  • Roger Friedensen, Ray Hornak

Fred Smith Company

  • Jule Smith

GlaxoSmithKline

Golden Corral

MetLife

  • Geoff Lang, Peter Jones

Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

  • Liz Rooks, Linda Hall

Wake County Economic Development / EDGE 5

  • Adrienne Cole, Michael Haley

Cary Chamber of Commerce

  • Howard Johnson, Kyle Greer

Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

  • Aaron Nelson, Kristen Smith

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

  • Geoff Durham, John White

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

  • Tim Giuliani

RTA Chairs History

2015 – present- Steve Brechbiel, QuintilesIMS
2013 – 2015- Ed Paradise, Cisco Systems
2011 – 13 – Clymer Cease, Clark Nexsen
2011 – Jim Captain, Credit Suisse
2009 – 11 – Rick Weddle, The Research Triangle Park
2008 – 09 – 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