Columbus Chapter

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COMTO was created to provide a forum for senior minority professionals in the transportation industry.

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605 N. High Street, PMB 295
Columbus, OH 43215
United States


  • Quincy Howard

    Council of Presidents Representative, Columbus President

    Quincy Howard

    Council of Presidents Representative, Columbus President

    An industry expert with more than twenty years of successful experience in Supplier Diversity and Business Development, Quincy Howard has a proven track record of fostering business relationships between private/public companies and agencies and the minority business community.

    Quincy has had a rich history of experiences throughout his career including a Minority Business Development Coordinator at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, a Grants Administrator at the Ohio State University in the Computer Science & Engineering Department, and an entrepreneur running a Financial Advising and Investment Broker firm that he successfully ran for over ten years. But his passion has always been supplier diversity.

    After the 2008 market crash, he made the hard decision to close his business down. Feeling defeated but not beaten, Quincy began his job search back into corporate America. With a strong work ethic, tons of experience, and a lot of prayer Quincy joined the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) performing the same work that sparked his passion many years earlier. Now going into his tenth year as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Administrator, Quincy continues to forge relationships and encourage supplier diversity throughout the transit industry.

    Quincy also serves as the current President of the Conference of the Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Columbus Chapter. The COMTO Columbus Chapter was nationally recognized two years consecutively, 2018 & 2019, as the Chapter of The Year. This prestigious award is annually awarded to a chapter who has made outstanding contributions to the transportation industry. In

    Quincy’s off time, he enjoys his wife of 18+ years, Melinda, his college-bound daughter, Sydney, his furry son, Argo, and a round or two of golf a week.

  • Mark Jones

    1st Vice President

  • Marleise Ryan

    2nd Vice President

  • Amber Boyd


  • Valerie Croasmun




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  • COTA
  • WSP
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Veregy
  • New Flyer of America

We believe that diversity moves the nation.

We believe that the leadership of a massive industry that has the responsibility of transporting all people all the time should reflect the complex mosaic of those they serve. We believe that commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience moves us forward every day.