ECO-RAPID TRANSIT SUMMIT 2018
October 25th & 26th, 2018 | 5000 Clark Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712
Was sworn-in as the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly on March 7, 2016. Rendon represents the 63rd Assembly District, which includes nine cities in Southeast Los Angeles County. (Read more)
Anthony Portantino (invited)
Senator Anthony Portantino represents California’s 25th State Senate District, which includes Sunland/Tujunga, Atwater Village, and the Griffith Park areas of the city of Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont and Upland.(Read more)
She is honored to represent more than nine million Californians on the California State Board of Equalization.
Dr. Robert Garcia
Dr. Robert Garcia, is an educator and the 28th Mayor of Long Beach.
Zareh J. Sinanyan
President Hollywood Burbank Airport
Mayor Zareh Sinanyan was elected as Eco-Rapid Transit Board Chair on July 2017.
Councilmember Pedro Aceituno was elected as Eco-Rapid Transit Board Vice-Chair on July 2017. Council Member Pedro Aceituno has earned a reputation for his innovative, community-based programs to address public safety… (Read more)
Sean Ashton was elected to serve the residents of Downey in November of 2014. He is a teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District and has taught at Heliotrope Elementary School for the past 20 years. At Heliotrope, Sean has served on the School Based Management/ School Site Council, Student Council Committee, and the Literacy Committee. (Read more)
Was selected by his council colleagues on March 27, 2018 to serve as mayor for a one-year term. (Read more)
Vice Mayor Macias was elected to the Huntington Park City Council in March 2013, and re-elected to a second four year term on March 2017. Two years after her first election, she was voted by her peers to serve as the Mayor of Huntington Park for the 2015-2016 term, making her the youngest Mayor in the history of the City. (Read more)
Mayor pro Tem Alan D. Wapner has been a member of the Ontario City Council for nearly 24 years. He has a keen understanding of policy, local government and economic development. During his tenure on the Ontario City Council, the city has experienced record economic success. (Read more)
Maria Davila was first elected to the South Gate City Council on January 28, 2003, and was re-elected for 4-year terms in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015. On April 11, 2017, Council Member Davila was selected to serve as Mayor for a 1-year term. (Read more)
Fernando Dutra was elected in April 2018 to represent District 4 for four years after being elected citywide in April 2014 to a four-year term. Fernando was initially appointed by the City Council in August 2012 to fill the remaining term of the Council seat vacated by Greg Nordbak.
A Lakewood Planning and Environment Commissioner for 28 years, was first elected to the Lakewood City Council in 2005... (Read more)
Frank has served on California State work force training and development boards for over 20 years. He has served under four California governors.
Mr. Larsen’s professional popularity is the result of his extensive training in the area of Federal, State and Local taxes.
Phillip A. Washington
Phillip A. Washington was unanimously selected CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) by the LA Metro Board of Directors on March 12, 2015. (Read more)
Darin Chidsey is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization representing six counties, 191 cities and nearly 19 million residents. (Read more)
Mr. Rawlings became Artesia’s City Manager in 2013.
Mr. John Moreno is the City Manager for the City of Paramount. A native of Fresno, Mr. Moreno has been the City Manager of Paramount since 2015. He joined Paramount as a Management Analyst in 1993 and moved steadily upward in a variety of positions within the City, servicing as Assistant Public Works Director, Assistant Public Safety Director, Public Safety Director and Assistant City Manager.
Michael R. Kodama
Michael Kodama is Executive Director of Eco-Rapid Transit, a joint powers authority of 13 government agencies. He has worked on transportation planning, policy and funding issues at the local, regional, state and federal level.
Karen Heit has served as the Deputy Director of Eco-Rapid Transit since 2009. She is known for her quick wit and comprehensive understanding of transportation policy, planning, programming and funding.
Nancy Pfeffer is Executive Director of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments.
Is the Senior Executive Officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
is a Deputy Executive Officer in Metro’s Countywide Planning and Development Department.
Melani Smith is a senior director in LA Metro’s transit oriented communities planning group, where she focuses on integrating sustainable and healthy urban design, first/last mile connections and equitable access for all, into Metro mobility corridor projects in LA County.
Efrain Gonzalez serves as Associate Director for Business Development at the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Kome Ajise, has almost 30 years of experience in regional planning and transportation, most recently as chief deputy director at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
Alvaro Betancourt (Invited)
Mr. Alvaro Betancourt is the Senior Planner for the City of South Gate. He has worked 11 years in South Gate with previous local government experience in the cities of Glendale and Hawthorne. He has a Masters from MIT and a Bachelors from UCLA.
Jim Dellalonga (Invited)
Jim serves as the Director over Bellflower’s Economic Development Department and has 20+ years of experience in municipal government. He has his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach and has worked for five southern California cities including Cypress, La Habra, Signal Hill, and Garden Grove.
Paul Bottrill is an international executive with a successful track record in the development and direct management of large complex projects incl. transit (heavy rail, light rail, road, bridges, water, security, University accommodation and health sectors).
Mr. Erostarbe is a Senior Sales Engineer in CAF’s Commercial department. He has extensive engineering experience, specifically in the rail industry where he has worked exclusively for the last decade.
Sam Morrissey is manager of the California and Nevada planning and environmental technical excellence center for transportation at WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.
Mr. Busch is the firm owner and serves as the Chief Executive Officer managing day-to-day operations. Prior to joining UFI, Mr. Busch served 16 years in local government reaching executive management positions of Assistant and Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.
Angela Barranco is an experienced leader with expertise in large-scale public and community engagement. She currently leads River LA on a day-to-day basis and will serve as CEO starting in 2019.
Leland Wong is the founder and president of LW International, LLC, a positioning and market regulations. He aids his clients in establishing strategies in business and market development, and identifying and preparing for procurement opportunities.
Ms. Burkenheim is the Planning and Development Director for Eco-Rapid Transit. In this capacity, she manages the development and implementation TOD efforts; land-use planning; economic development; and environmental review.
Has been the resident Transportation Planner/Engineer for Eco-Rapid Transit for the past three years. Mr. Rifkin has over 30-years of experience in both the private and public sectors, ranging from consulting for developers and homeowner associations to transportation policy research for the Automobile Club of Southern California.