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| director's message
Michelle S. Birdsall

ITE's Professional Development Program
Continues to Grow
One of the benefits of ITE membership is the opportunity for
continued professional growth. In today's rapidly changing
transportation landscape, access to the latest knowledge and
information is critical. Continually improving our professional
development program is one of the ways that ITE helps members
find solutions and grow their careers. Ensuring that the program
is up-to-date and modern with the latest technology delivering
current information is key to upholding ITE's core values of being recognized, relevant,
value added, and connected. Over the last several years ITE headquarters has been
working to improve and enhance our offerings. Our goal is to deliver a comprehensive
professional development program that includes leading-edge topics delivered through a
wide range of formats: webinars, workshops, a robust Annual Meeting and Exhibit, and
our leadership development program, LeadershipITE.
It's been a year since ITE launched our enhanced learning management system
that powers the ITE Learning Hub, our one-stop-shop for access to ITE's professional
development offerings. New this month, ITE has worked with the Transportation
Professional Certification Board to develop refresher materials for the new Road Safety
Professional certification program that launches this October, as well as new refresher
materials for the Professional Transportation Planner exam. Next month, the 5th
LeadershipITE class graduates. I highly encourage members to consider applying for
the 2019 class and talk to graduates at the Joint ITE International and Midwestern/
Great Lakes Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibit. You've probably noticed ITE's Annual
Meeting and Exhibit names have gotten longer. Combining ITE's International Meeting
with a District Annual Meeting-and in this year's case, two District meetings-enables
ITE to assemble a technical program that engages the diverse needs of our growing
membership by leveraging both international and local perspectives.
Partnerships with members and allied groups are another important facet to offer
engaging and up-to-date information. I'm pleased to announce ITE will be expanding its
professional development opportunities through a new partnership with the Consortium for
Innovative Transportation Education (CITE) at the University of Maryland. CITE is a unique
organization of university and industry partners that believes in furthering safety and
reliability goals through training and education, offering independent study courses, blended
learning courses, and certificate programs. ITE and CITE are finalizing an agreement to
provide ITE members access to CITE's comprehensive offerings at a discounted price and to
partner on the development and delivery of new content for these educational opportunities.
Look for more information to come through all of ITE's communications channels.
Finally, I want to thank the many ITE volunteers who identify and develop
professional development topics and content through their input within our Councils and
through the Coordinating Council Professional Development Committee. Your input and
dedication drive the high standards that have been put into place to ensure the continued
learning of our members as we face new challenges. As always, I welcome your feedback
at, through ITE Community, and on Twitter at @JeffPaniatiITE.

Jeffrey F. Paniati, P.E. (F)
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

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Senior Editor and Writer

Marianne E. Saglam

Communications and Media Senior Director, Managing Editor

Pam Goodell

Marketing Senior Director

Content Worx
Design and Production

Jeffrey F. Paniati, P.E. (F)

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Kathi P. Driggs, IOM

Associate Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Jeffrey A. Lindley, P.E. (F)

Associate Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer

Sonya Torres

Accounting Specialist

Ann O'Neill

Certification Programs Manager

Sallie C. Dollins

Membership Services Associate

Zach Pleasant

Information Technology Services Senior Director

Carol A. MacDougall

Meetings Senior Director

Eunice Chege Thoya

Membership Associate

Jennifer Childs

Membership Database Associate-Data Services

Nicola Tavares

Technical Products Manager

Melissa Gaskins

Receptionist/Executive Office Assistant

Douglas E. Noble, P.E., PTOE (F)

Management and Operations Senior Director

Colleen A. Agan

Senior Director of Membership Strategies and Operations

Kevin G. Hooper, P.E. (F)

Strategic Projects (Consultant)

Courtney Day

Professional Development Manager

Tatiana Richey

Contracts Manager

Steven M. Lavrenz, Ph.D., E.I.T. (M)
Technical Programs Specialist

Deborah L. Rouse

Technical Publications Manager

Lisa M. Fontana Tierney, P.E. (F)
Traffic Engineering Senior Director

Siva R.K. Narla (M)

Transportation Technology Senior Director

Niloo Parvinashtiani

Technical Programs Associate

Volume 88 | Issue 7
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