Julie Green to Receive COMTO AwardWritten by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) will recognize Hatch LTK Vice President Julie Green and 12 other women for their “outstanding contributions to America’s transportation industry” during its virtual conference, to be held Sept. 28-30.
Green, one of Railway Age’s 2019 Women in Rail honorees, has served Hatch LTK for 25 years. She was the first woman at the firm to run a national practice (Revenue Systems & Technology) and the first female Vice President. Currently, Green leads the Hatch LTK team providing national expert consulting services for the procurement of rail vehicles and systems.
COMTO will present the following women, in addition to Hatch, with Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation (CWWMN) awards:
• Dr. Christine Darden, Lifetime Achievement Award winner. A former NASA aerospace engineer and a Congressional Gold Medal winner, Darden was one of the researchers featured in the book and movie Hidden Figures, which chronicled the African American women mathematicians, engineers and researchers whose behind-the-scenes work played a crucial role in the success of Project Mercury’s human flight program in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
• Regine Beauboeuf, Senior Vice President, Director, Infrastructure & Mobility Equity, HNTB
• Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President, Baton Rouge, La.
• Jan Prisby Bryson, Chairwoman, BenchMark Management
• Linda Bauer Darr, President and CEO, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
• Shannetta Griffin, Associate Administrator, Airports, Federal Aviation Administration
• Helen Tift McSwain, Senior Vice President, Rohadfox Construction Control Services
• Anita Miller, Chief Employee Relations and Administrative Officer, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
• Jennifer Mitchell, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
• Nicole Nason, Chief Safety Officer and Head of External Affairs, Cavnue
• Angie Rivera-Malpiede, Chairman of the Board, Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD)
• Suzanne Shank, President and CEO, Siebert Williams Shank
“I am honored that COMTO included me among the top women in the industry,” Green said. “When I started my career, there weren’t many women in the industry. Now, thanks in large part to organizations such as COMTO, there are women and minorities in leadership positions throughout the country.”
Nominations are now open for the Railway Age 2021 Women in Rail awards program.