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Simons leading WTS LA chapter

Written by Railway Age Staff
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Kathy Simons has been elected president of the Los Angeles chapter of WTS International, the organization founded to advance women in transportation.

WTS is an organization dedicated to leveling the playing field for women in transportation, once a male-dominated field,” Simons said. “It is an essential organization that has made a very real difference in the transportation industry. And WTS-LA is a pivotal chapter in that regard. So, I look to work closely with our members to advance what works and overhaul what doesn’t, to make the chapter even more effective at fulfilling that mission.”

Simons is owner and president of LKG-CMC, Inc., a sub-consultant for transit-configuration management/document control and project controls.

Simons has been a member of the organization since the Eighties, when she served as president of the WTS-South Florida chapter. She plans a comprehensive agenda for the LA chapter, focusing on workforce development and access.

“WTS and WTS-LA’s mission hinges on developing women to advance in the transportation industry. That is critical. And one of the best ways to help women advance once they’re prepared for the transportation landscape is to provide them with unparalleled access to transportation leaders and decision makers. With the industry evolving at a rapid pace–from ever-changing technology to new delivery methodologies–it is imperative that we stay ahead of the curve and ensure that women play pivotal roles in driving that change.”

Founded in 1977, WTS International has more than 6,500 members, including both women and men, offering professional programs, networking opportunities, and access to industry and government leaders.


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