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 Leadership APTA Committee

The officers and members of the Leadership APTA Committee are appointed by the APTA Chair. These individuals serve in senior and executive positions within their organizations.

The Committee leadership and its members provide the vision, direction, and guidance for APTA’s flagship Leadership APTA program. One of the primary responsibilities of the Committee is to select each incoming class. Committee members also are asked to serve as faculty and industry experts for the program. Many serve as coaches and mentors for class participants while they are in the program. 

Leadership APTA COMMITTEE BYLAWS - Approved July 11, 2017.pdfLeadership APTA COMMITTEE BYLAWS - Approved July 11, 2017.pdf

For additional information or questions, please contact this committee's staff advisor:

Joseph Niegoski
telephone (202) 496-4870
fax (202) 496-4323

​About Leadership APTA

Leadership APTA is the American Public Transportation Association’s premier professional development program designed to develop and support those experienced managers and leaders aspiring to hold senior and executive leadership positions in APTA, their organizations, and the public transportation industry.

Candidates for Leadership APTA should show the promise and potential to be part of executive teams, the ‘chief’s’ suite, and other senior leadership positions.

Leadership APTA is committed to identifying and selecting a diverse, broad-based group of highly motivated and dedicated industry professionals from among our membership to participate in this industry's highly recognized senior and executive leadership program. Leadership APTA has become the path to prepare you to join the next generation of senior and executive leadership of APTA and public transportation industry.

Each year, the Leadership APTA Committee selects 25 individuals from among APTA member applicants to participate in an intensive year-long program that includes skill-building workshops, conferences, executive roundtables, team leadership projects, teleconferences, online meetings, and web-based events.

Leadership Presentations and Papers from Previous Classes

As part of the program, Leadership APTA class members produce presentations and papers on a range of topics. These projects include interviews with industry leaders, related research, and recommendations for the industry about their topics.

Additional Resources


 Committee Contacts



Susannah Kerr Adler, AIA
telephone (202) 513-4632

Staff Advisor

Joseph Niegoski
telephone (202) 496-4870

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