CMT elects new members to Board of Directors

Kevin Anders, Ameren Missouri

Kevin Anders, Ameren Missouri

Tom Etling, Dovetail

Tom Etling, Dovetail

Sheila Holm, AARP in St. Louis

Sheila Holm, AARP in St. Louis

Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) membership has unanimously elected seven new members, extended the term of three current members and named officers to the executive committee of its Board of Directors. These individuals were approved in front of a sold-out crowd during the transit organization’s 31th Annual Meeting held at Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis.

Hart Nelson, St. Louis Regional Chamber

Hart Nelson, St. Louis Regional Chamber

Mark Carlie, BDO

Mark Carlie, BDO

The seven new board members included Mark Carlie, audit partner with BDO; Tom Etling, partner of strategy and innovation at Dovetail; Hart Nelson, director of public affairs and issues management of the St. Louis Regional Chamber; Sheila Holm, associate state director for community outreach for AARP in St. Louis; Gary Elliott, business manager of the Eastern Missouri Laborers’ District Council, Kevin Anders, senior director of technical services at Ameren Missouri; and Reneé L. Ross, P.E., manager of operations for Jacobs for North America Infrastructure in St. Louis, MO.  Each will serve a three-year term.

Gary Elliott, Easter Missouri Laborers District Council

Gary Elliott, Easter Missouri Laborers District Council

Renee L. Ross, Jacobs

Renee L. Ross, Jacobs

Current members Bill Hartmann, STLCC-NEA; Chip Casteel;  and Julian Schuster, Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Webster University, were elected to serve another three-year term.“Citizens for Modern Transit is very fortunate to be able to welcome these new individuals to our Board of Directors,” said Kim Cella, executive director of CMT. “Their collective experience with development, policy, transportation and community and public relations will be an asset to the organization as we work together in the coming years to move transit forward in the St. Louis region.”Executive committee officers were also elected. Each of the following individuals will serve at the helm of their respective positions for a one-year term:Chair                      Rose Windmiller from Washington University

Vice-Chair           Nancy E. Cross from SEIU Local 1

Vice-Chair           Jim Fredericks from Polsinelli

Vice-Chair           Len Toenjes of AGC St. Louis

Secretary             June McCallister Fowler from BJC Healthcare

Treasurer            Nicole Young from Lions CSG

At-Large               D’Andre Braddix from the University of Missouri – St. Louis

Past Chair            Don C. Musick from Musick Construction Company