VHB Embraces Leadership Roles with WTS

VHB continues to make an impact with 17 appointments to WTS chapter roles

January 22, 2021

VHB Embraces Leadership Roles with WTS

WTS International is an organization working to advance professional women in the transportation industry. As a long-time supporter of WTS International and several WTS Chapters since the company’s founding, VHB shares in the WTS mission and is proud to announce that Lauren Ballou, a VHB Senior Environmental Planner, has been named to their Board of Directors.

Additionally, 16 other VHB team members across our footprint have been named to WTS leadership roles.

 WTS Maine

  • Vice President: Mackenzie Bowe, PE, Project Engineer, Portland
  • Transportation YOU Co-Chair: Ania Chandler, Transportation Designer, Portland
  • Transportation YOU Co-Chair: Cece Walton, Structural Designer, Portland

WTS Vermont

  • President: Annabelle Dally, Transportation Designer, South Burlington
  • Young Member Chair: Nina Truslow, Structural Designer, South Burlington

WTS Boston

  • Board of Directors: Lauren Ballou, ENV SP, Senior Environmental Planner, Watertown
  • Programs Committee Co-Chair: Amanda Alzaim, Transportation Highway Designer, Watertown

WTS Rhode Island

  • Vice President: Kristin Caouette PE, ENV SP, Transportation Engineer, Providence
  • Director of Student Affairs: Ashley Cunha, PE, Civil Engineer, Providence

WTS Greater New York

  • Transportation YOU Committee Co-Chair: Sofia Duran, Transportation Designer, New York City
  • Mentoring Committee Co-Chair: Maxine Hill, Vice President, Managing Director, New York City

WTS North Carolina Triangle

  • President: Taruna Tayal, PMP, Applied Technology Manager, Raleigh
  • Vice President: Jessica Luther, EI, Transportation Analyst, Raleigh
  • WTS Southeast Regional Council Chair: Jenny Fleming, PE, Regional Water Resource Director, Raleigh

WTS Charlotte Metro

  • Vice President: Lyuba Zuyeva, AICP, Charlotte

WTS Central Florida

  • Chair of the Awards Recognition Committee: Courtney Reynolds, Transit Planning Manager, Orlando
  • Programs Committee Chair: Sophia Villavicencio-Ortiz, Project Manager, Orlando

Participation with industry organizations such as WTS, especially serving on committees, is key to building relationships and driving change. We are proud of every VHB engineer, planner, and transportation professional who has been recognized by WTS. Their vision is centered around bringing equity and access to women in transportation and building a future in the transportation industry where women are essential and can thrive. As a Generational Company, VHB shares those values and supports the goals of WTS International to foster mentoring, networking, and other advancement opportunities. Congratulations to all on these WTS appointments!

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