COMTO NorCal’s 20th Annual Industry Awards Honorees

COMTO Northern California is set to host its 20th Annual Scholarship and Industry Awards Gala on December 1st at the renowned San Francisco Marriott Marquis.  This event supports and celebrates the next generation of transportation professionals across the region. 

COMTO Northern California is proud to use this platform to commend the exemplary achievements of these leaders and organizations, highlighting their commitment to advancing the transportation landscape in Northern California. The event promises an evening of recognition, networking, and celebration within the transportation community.


Recognizing a remarkable career, Therese McMillan's contributions have left an indelible mark on the transportation sector. Her dedication and leadership have set a standard for excellence.

Therese McMillan

AC Transit is honored for its exceptional service and commitment to advancing public transportation in Northern California. The award acknowledges the agency's dedication to providing reliable and efficient transit options for the community.

AC Transit

DeNise Blake is celebrated for her outstanding contributions to COMTO NorCal. As a committed member and a key figure in event coordination, her efforts have significantly contributed to the success of the organization.

DeNise Blake

Michael Pimentel's advocacy efforts in the transportation sector have earned him the Transportation Advocate of the Year Award. His commitment to advancing policies and initiatives that benefit the community is commendable.

Michael Pimental

Recognizing excellence, Luster National Inc. is honored as the HUB/DBE Firm of the Year. The award acknowledges the firm's contributions to the local community and its commitment to promoting diversity within the transportation industry.


Mydria Clark's leadership and dedication to promoting diversity in the transportation sector have earned her the Emerging Leader of the Year Award. Her work as the COMTO NorCal Scholarship Co-Chair and Program Manager showcases her commitment to fostering inclusivity.

Mydria Clark

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.