Richard J. Watson is the Manager of Employee Relations at Metropolitan Transportation Authority Headquarters (MTA). He is responsible for providing labor and employment advice to MTA managerial staff. Mr. Watson has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, serving in leadership roles for both management and labor.
Yvette Janniere-Houlder is an accomplished, award-winning business leader and change agent with a record of achievement driving strategic organizational improvement efforts aligned with technology and business goals. She possesses 20+ years in project and program management and currently serves as the Lead Program Manager Enterprise Applications at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York State. In this capacity, she is responsible for spearheading a $60M+ IT Portfolio consisting of large-scale, multi-agency and complex enterprise IT project implementations and leading cross-functional, matrixed implementation teams.
Paula Pelliccia is a Contract Manager, Paratransit Division, New York City Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In this role, her duties mainly include ensuring vendor compliance as it pertains to the American Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, Ms. Pelliccia is also responsible for contractor invoices and data analysis. She has over 12 fruitful and dedicated years at the MTA.
Julie Green is the Vice President of the New York Region of LTK Engineering Services. In this capacity, she leads an expert engineering team providing consulting services to some of the largest transportation-focused agencies located throughout the continental United States. Julie is a licensed Professional Engineer with 25 years of experience in the design, development, procurement, testing and delivery of transportation systems and equipment.
Alesia Cain is the Director of Technology and Business Consulting at Marine Tiger Technologies providing strategic business and management consulting for public sector agencies with a concentration in transportation and public transit. Ms. Cain has over 30 years of technology management experience, of which 18 years was at Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) in Norfolk, Virginia where she was the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) overseeing all aspects of Enterprise Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). Ms. Cain serves as Vice Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Research and Technology (R&T) Committee, Chair of the APTA Technology Standards Policy and Planning Committee (SPPC) and is a Board Member for the Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia (ITSVA).
Gregory Bradley is Principal of Bradley Consulting & Training (BC&T). BC&T provides human capital training and consulting services to companies, organizations, professionals and entrepreneurs. Greg, a lawyer, professor and former human resources transportation executive, has over 25 years of experience in human resources management, training and development, employee relations, labor relations, diversity management, conflict resolution and workplace mediation. Greg is a member of COMTO-New York, serves as Chair of the COMTO-New York Professional Development Committee and a recipient of the Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award (2009).
Albert Culler is the General Superintendent for the Service Delivery Transportation Operations group at New York City Transit one of six agencies of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). He has over 30 years of transportation industry experience.
Mr. Banks is the Legislative Chair for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, New York Chapter (COMTO-NY). He has 23 years as a committed leader in urban transportation and infrastructure with New York City Transit. Mr. Banks is responsible for the safe expedition of day to day subway train movement, including scheduling, train cleanliness, emergency response, customer communications on board and station public announcements and policy enforcement. Mr. Banks sits on the membership committee and the gala committee of the esteemed One Hundred Black Men Inc., an organization that implements programs designed to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities. In 2013, Councilman I. Daneek Miller appointed Mr. Banks to serve as a Community Board member in the eastern part of Queens and to serve as co-chair of the Youth and Education Committee for Queens Community Board 13. Mr. Banks also formed The Pearl Group, a collective of diverse professionals whose goal is to enhance the social, educational, and economic status in underserved communities leveraging collective power and pooling resources together – promoting the motto “there is strength in numbers”.