Commuter Services Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Program Director 

BIRTHPLACE: New York, Manhattan

EDUCATION: Bachelors in Management & Marketing, Specialization in Corporate Training Development, CPM, MOUS, Train the Trainer and Field Instructor

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY: Over 15 years of marketing and management experience working in private, non-profit, federal, and state government

YEARS WORKING IN TRANSIT INDUSTRY: 4 years

YEARS WORKING AT CURRENT JOB: URS Corporation, 4 years as a Consultant – Managing the Commuter Services Program

BIGGEST SURPRISE IN MARKETING TRANSIT: Commuters that have never tried public transit perceive that only people who cannot afford a car use public transit.  “Change is never easy. You fight to hold on, you fight to let go.”

BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN MARKETING TRANSIT: Budget constraints in a large 12 county territory with a small outreach team

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Fundraising, youth groups, theatrical productions and very active with Church

PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Husband Frank and teenage daughter Bianca

CHILDHOOD AMBITION: Loved performing and dance

INSPIRATION:  Faith in God and Family

FAVORITE BOOK: Enjoy a good mystery suspense novel

FAVORITE COLOR:  Blue and Green

FAVORITE CANDY:   Chocolate with nuts

FAVORITE QUOTES:  A positive attitude brings strength, energy and initiative. ~ Unknown writer

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. ~ Albert Einstein