Joe Milazzo II, PERTA Executive Director

Joe directs the regional business community’s leadership and advocacy efforts on transportation issues, policy, and strategy. His primary role is to bring the business community together, leverage their strength, and accelerate success on key priorities for our growing region.

Joe holds master’s degrees in both business management and civil engineering from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He has been a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina for more than 20 years, and a registered lobbyist in North Carolina for more than 15 years. He has been with RTA since 2002.

You can read Joe’s perspectives on the RTA “Thursday Thoughts at 3” blog.

Natalie Griffith RidoutRTA Policy and Member Engagement Director

Natalie leads RTA organizational management and engagement through communication, marketing, and membership and community outreach. She works to effectively demonstrate RTA’s mission, objectives, and accomplishments which allow RTA to fully engage stakeholders and provide valuable opportunities for the regional business community.

Natalie has coordinated RTA meetings and events with transportation professionals from across the country, as well as state and federal leaders and elected officials to advance transportation in the Triangle.

Natalie has been a member of the RTA staff since 2011, and previously served as RTA Marketing and Policy Manager and RTA Operations Manager. She is a graduate of N.C. State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, and is currently completing a Master of Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development at Penn State.

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