COMTO and EMU to Host Transportation Leadership Forum with Former Secretary of Transportation, Rodney Slater

by Walter Kraft, Published September 01, 2011

Ypsilanti, MI (September 1, 2011) - On Saturday, September 3, 2011, The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), together with former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Eastern Michigan graduate Rodney Slater, and Eastern Michigan University, will hold a Transportation Leadership Forum.

This event, taking place at University House on Eastern Michigan University's Ypsilanti campus from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, will consist of two panel discussions addressing the future of the transportation industry. The first panel, "The Future of Leadership in the Transportation Industry," will feature panelists including Adiele Nwankwo, Senior Vice President at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Terrence Hicks, Director of MDOT's Office of Business Development, Gloria Jeff, Associate Director of Transportation Operations Administration, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, and others.

The second panel, "'Transportation Technology of the Future," will include Oliver McGee, Professor of Engineering at Howard University, Sandra Morgan, granddaughter of Garrett A. Morgan, Nelson Maylone, Professor of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University, and other notable professionals.

"The Transportation Leadership Forum is a meeting of the foremost minds in the transportation industry," said Julie Cunningham, President and CEO of COMTO National. "Attendees will discover and discuss what the future may hold, and learn about potential opportunities for career advancement."

There is no fee to attend the event and attendees are encouraged to invite colleagues and other transportation industry professionals to attend. Seating is limited. To RSVP, please contact Andrea Chickonoski at

For more information about the Transportation Leadership Forum, visit



COMTO's mission is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses, and communities of color through advocacy, information sharing, training, education, and professional development. For more information, contact COMTO National at (202) 367-1181 or


Walter Kraft


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