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| director's message
Holly Gilbert Stowell

The ITE Annual Meeting Goes Virtual, Again
Hopefully by now, you are well aware that our 2021 ITE Annual
Meeting in conjunction with the Mountain and Western Districts
will be held virtually. The Technical Program will take place
Tuesday through Thursday during the weeks of July 20 and July
27, 2021, and our Councils and Committees will meet during the
week of August 3. While it was disappointing to have to shift from
the planned in-person meeting in Portland, OR, USA to a remote
delivery, given the conditions on the ground in Portland and the
uncertainty and hesitancy regarding the ability for our members to travel this summer,
this was clearly the right choice come decision-time.
The good news is that you can access the ITE Annual Meeting from the comfort of your
home or office. Having successfully delivered last year's Annual Meeting to more than 1,800
participants and our spring Technical Conference to more than 1,000, we are confident we
will create a high quality, engaging professional development experience for our members.
The theme for this year's meeting is Navigating a New Future. As we emerge from
more than a year in the grips of COVID-19, it is clear that the world has changed. Travel
patterns, work and home life, workplaces, retail and restaurants, and much more have been
altered. Some temporarily, some permanently. At the Annual Meeting, we will bring you the
insights, knowledge, and tools you will need to navigate this new future successfully.
The Annual Meeting agenda will include many of the same strong elements you have
come to expect, with three Plenary Sessions featuring ITE and industry leaders discussing
today's most critical issues, more than 40 technical sessions covering the breadth of our
profession with a focus on innovation and change, 75+ poster presentations allowing
engagement with presenters, six workshops providing a deeper dive, and a series of student
and professional competitions including the ITE Traffic Bowl Grand Championship,
the National Center of Operations Technology Tournament, the Vision Zero Sandbox
Competition, and the Transportation Transforms Community Video Competition.
Across the meeting will we intersperse a series of interactive social and networking
opportunities so you can connect with peers in less formal settings. Since last year, we have
identified new ways to provide these types of interactions and will employ new technologies,
allowing you to meet up with old friends and find those with common interests.
As with our other virtual events, all of the technical content will be recorded and
available through the end of September, giving you the option of engaging live or listening
in at a later date. In total more than 60 PDHs will be available, providing great value for
the low registration price. See page 15 for more in-depth information.
I am also pleased to announce our reconfigured upcoming line-up of Annual Meetings
and Exhibitions. We will get to enjoy the unique sights and sounds of New Orleans, LA,
USA, July 31-August 3, 2022, and we will finally get to be in the Rose City in 2023 as we
hold the Annual Meeting with the Western District in Portland. In 2024, we will journey
back east to the birthplace of our Nation in Philadelphia, PA, USA, meeting jointly with the
Mid-Colonial District. I look forward to seeing you virtually this summer and in-person
soon. As always, you can reach me on the ITE e-Community or on Twitter: @JPaniatiITE.

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

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Pam Goodell

Marketing Senior Director

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

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Kathi P. Driggs, IOM

Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

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

Deputy Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer

Colleen A. Agan

Associate Executive Director and Senior Director of
Membership Strategies and Operations

Sonya Torres

Accounting Specialist

Ann O'Neill

Certification Programs Manager

Tatiana Richey

Contracts Manager

Zach Pleasant, PMP

Information Technology Services Senior Director

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

Management and Operations Senior Director

Linda S. Pierre, CMP, CEM, DES
Senior Director of Meetings

Eunice Chege Thoya

Membership Associate

Jennifer Childs

Membership Database Associate-Data Services

Sallie C. Dollins

Membership Services Associate

Kellyanne Broom

Professional Development Director

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

Strategic Projects (Consultant)

Nicola Tavares, PMP

Technical Products Manager

Niloo Parvinashtiani

Technical Programs Manager

Deborah L. Rouse

Technical Publications Manager

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

Sarah Abel (M)

Transportation Planning Director

Siva R. K Narla (M)

Transportation Technology Senior Director

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