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  • Jeffrey Parker


    Jeffrey Parker


    Jeff has been a registered professional engineer since 2002 and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) since 2005. He is a registered P.E. in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia and has worked on projects in each of these locations throughout his career. In addition to serving as President of COMTO DC, he is active in local chapters of other professional organizations including the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). Jeff recently received the WTS-DC 2023 Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award.


  • Charnelle L. Hicks


    Charnelle L. Hicks


    Charnelle leads a multidisciplinary urban planning firm where we address complex planning and infrastructure challenges for clients nationwide. She works with talented, committed professionals with diverse backgrounds and interests. She has worked with CHPlanning since 1998 after 15 years in municipal planning, infrastructure, and management consulting.

  • Richard David


    Richard David


    With 30-plus years of public service, David aims to bring value to the world, organizations, and people through service. His primary focus is on safety. Additional priorities include motivation, leadership, education, and training. Years of leadership, networking, and collaboration have proven a high success rate in achieving these objectives.
    He believes in accomplishing the mission through a shared vision.


  • Jamaal Schoby


    Jamaal Schoby


    Jaamal is the Senior Program Officer at the Transportation Research Board, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. During the past 14 years, Jamaal has contributed to developing more than 100 transit projects for state transportation departments, metropolitan planning organizations, regional transit agencies, and cities and conducting research for the Federal Transit Administration.



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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.