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.

See below for our 2017-18 RTA chairs council and the rest of our RTA Steering Committee.

RTA 2017-18 Chairs Council:

RTA chair

Membership Sales

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

Communications and Engagement


  • Mary Heath, McAdams Company – chair
  • Greg Kuruc, Kane Realty – vice chair

Rapid Research

  • Jay Irby, First Citizens Bank – chair

Emerging Technology and Paradigms

  • Matt Parson, Red Hat – chair
  • Linda Hall, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina – vice chair

Legislative and Policy



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

Regional Transit

Freight and Commerce

  • Julie Roper, PSNC Energy – chair

Intercity Higher Speed Rail

RDU Air Service

Regional Travel Experience

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

Immediate past chair (2015-17 RTA chair)

RTA prior past chair (2013-15 RTA chair)


Other RTA Steering Committee members:

Fairway Outdoor Advertising

  • Aaron Guyton, Paul Hickman

Forge Communications

  • Roger Friedensen, Ray Hornak

Fred Smith Company

  • Jule Smith


  • Geoff Lang, Peter Jones

Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

  • Scott Levitan, Linda Hall

Wake County Economic Development / EDGE 5

  • Michael Haley

Cary Chamber of Commerce

  • Howard Johnson, Allie Withers

Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

  • Aaron Nelson, Katie Loovis

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

  • Geoff Durham

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

  • Adrienne Cole, Dana Martinez