Board & Committees
Like all volunteer organizations, the heart of ITS Florida is in its members who serve on various committees. Each committee has a role in disseminating information and managing the business of the association to promote our industry and member benefits.
The ITS Florida Board of Directors is elected by the members annually. They meet monthly either in person or by teleconference. The eleven-member Board represents the public sector, the private sector, and academia. The Board provides policy, governance and operational leadership to the society Directors at Large who each serve two-year terms and Officers who serve a one-year term.
The ITS Florida 2016 Board of Directors are:
- Ken Jacobs Immediate Past President
- Sara Calhoun President and Chairman
- Connie Braithwaite Vice President
- Corey Quinn Secretary
- Jonathan Tursky Treasurer
Directors at Large
- Terry Hensley
- Dr. Mohammed Hadi
- Charles Stratton
- William ‘Greg’ Reynolds
- Jim Clark
- Mukunda Gopalakrishna
The Outreach Committee is responsible for providing information about the organization to our members and partner agencies. The Outreach Committee helps manage the website and publicizes the society’s work through FDOT’s SunGuide Disseminator Newsletter and other mediums. They also brief legislators, transportation leaders, MPO’s, and local governments about ITS initiatives. Additionally, the committee manages the yearly scholarship awards given to students of member universities and recognizes people and projects with ITS Florida Awards who have made significant contributions to the industry.
The Professional Capacity Building Committee develops training for our members to attend and enhance their professional development. The Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Committee also develops partnerships to create and deliver educational courses as well as administers the courses for members’ and non-members’ employees.
The Events Committee is responsible for planning conferences and meetings to provide a forum for members to share expertise and ideas with other professionals and peers. The Events Committee plans the very successful biennial Transpo ITS Conference, and other members’ networking events. The Events Committee maintains a master calendar of ITS events in Florida and throughout the country.
The Management Committee reviews programs and projects of the society in the context of ITS Florida mission and vision. The Management Committee is the group of officers that manages our organization. They review the quarterly financial reports for the society, develop the annual budget and review governance issues on behalf of the Board.