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.
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.
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