Driving Excellence in Public Transportation

Board of Directors

Directors:

Todd Allen, RouteMatch Software

Bio

Mr. Allen serves as the Director of Government Affairs & Community Relations for RouteMatch Software where his main responsibility includes building relationships with federal, state, and provincial governmental agencies.

Mr. Allen has been actively involved in the public and human service transportation industry for over 26 years, including various industry positions such as university transit director, state transportation consultant, assistant and general manager, senior transit planner, and Acting Transit Director for the City of Raleigh, NC.  Mr. Allen also previously worked for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) administering the rural transit and coordination planning program.  Mr. Allen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.

Mr. Allen is a former appointed Board Member of the Raleigh Transit Authority from 2005-2007, awarded President’s Awards from the North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA) and the Georgia Transit Association (GTA).  Mr. Allen is a former NCPTA Vice President, Secretary, and Board Member; and a past Board Member of the GTA.  Mr. Allen currently serves as NCPTA Legislative Committee Co-Chairperson and List Serv Co-Administrator; and is a current member of American Public Transportation Association committees, ITS America’s Passenger Transportation Systems and Services (PTSS) Committee; and the Canadian Urban Transit Association’s Technical Services Committee.

Reginald Arrington, Charlotte Area Transit System

Bio

Reginald E. Arrington is the Director of Maintenance for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). He has 33 years of maintenance experience in transit and in the military. Mr. Arrington’s knowledge of overall maintenance helps CATS to provide safe and reliable vehicles to the Charlotte region and its public. He also is involved with Central Piedmont Community College, serving on the advisory board in their Heavy Diesel program. He also is involved with the Mayor’s Youth Program, which is certified by the State Labor Board, to employ high school students as apprentices in maintenance for eight weeks in the summer. Mr. Arrington has been a member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for the past 10 years. He also served 23 years active duty military and in the Army National Guard. He also serves as a member of the APTA Roadeo Committee.

Mr. Arrington has a Bachelor of Arts in business management and an Associate Degree in general studies from Montreat College. He received the Army Commendation Medal for Outstanding Service and Dedication in Iraq while serving as Maintenance Motor Sergeant for the 113th Field Artillery Battalion and the 1st Infantry Division.

Sheila Blalock, Mitchell County Transportation

Bio

Sheila L. Blalock is Director of Mitchell County Transportation. Sheila has lead Mitchell Transit forward as director since March of 2010. Having been in transportation since 1991, Sheila has helped to evolve Mitchell transportation from – “the van that just the old people rode” to a transportation system that is ranked superior in its peer group. Sheila heard the phrase “no one’s goal in life is to work in transportation, transportation picks you” and thought “they are talking about me!” Starting part-time with transportation and coming up in the ranks, Sheila cannot think of a more rewarding job. Sheila has earned the respect of her staff because they know she has been there, done that, and survived!

Sheila attended Mayland Community College where she studied business administration. She loves being an active member in her church and community where she serves on multiple boards. Her favorite title that she is most proud of is Nana to Chesney Faith who loves to plan excursions for her and Nana to take.

Kelly Blazey, GoCary

Bio

Kelly Blazey has been in the public transportation industry for 10 years, currently serving as the Transit Services Administrator with the Town of Cary (GoCary).  Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Transit Director for the City of Fayetteville (FAST).  Kelly’s experience initially centered on financial analysis, budget development, grant management, policy & procedure oversight and special projects.  However, during her years with FAST, Kelly added Operations and Maintenance functions to her portfolio as well.

Kelly holds an MBA from Georgia Southern University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing from Syracuse University.  She is an ASQ certified Six Sigma Green Belt, a Forty Under 40 award recipient, a graduate of the Institute for Community Leadership, and a graduate of the LEAD Program at the University of Virginia’s Senior Executive Institute.  Kelly has also served as co-chair for the Annual NCPTA Conference, Expo, Roadeo & Golf Tournament for the past three years.

Bob Davis,  Transportation Administration of Cleveland County

Bio

Bob Davis is the Executive Director of Transportation Administration of Cleveland County (TACC). He has 26 years of experience working in Mental Health and Adult Services.  He has been the Executive Director of three non-profit agencies and served in leadership roles as a board member and as board chairs.  He served on three Transportation Advisory Boards prior to beginning work with TACC in July of 2010.  He was founder of the Youth Assistance Program of Cleveland County which is a mentor program for troubled youth.  He has directed several camps for youth with disabilities and has coached basketball at several levels for over 28 years.  He was a member of two high school state champion basketball teams and has coached several other championship teams.

Bob has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Limestone College.  Bob is married to Wendi, has 2 sons, Hobie 17 & Cutter 15 and a daughter Whitney that died of SIDS in 1997.  Bob enjoys sailing, camping and time with his family.

Neal Davis,  Community and Senior Services of Johnston County, Inc.

Bio

Neal Davis is the Executive Director of Community and Senior Services of Johnston County, Inc. (CSS) since 2010. CSS operates the Johnston County Area Transit System (JCATS). He has over 40 years of radio and television business development experience, including station ownership and systems engineering.

Mr. Davis is an Army veteran and holds an Associate Degree from Pitt Community College. He has served as Executive in Residence in NC State University’s Technology Education Commercialization Program. He is a graduate of NCDOT’s Transportation Leadership Development Program. JCATS is a recipient of the NCPTA Safety Award in 2016 and an NCDOT Performance Award in 2017.

He is married and has three adult children. He is an active Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Lifelong hobbies include genealogy, aviation, and street rods.

Kristal Ford, Lincoln County Transit

Bio

Kristal Ford has been the Transportation Manager for Lincoln County since 2013. Prior to this, she had experience in many facets relevant to the transportation industry.  She has worked for non-profits, healthcare companies and wholesale distributors. She has done everything from grant writing to logistics and fleet management, and has managed a staff of more than 90 employees.

Kristal has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University. She also graduated from the Transportation Leadership Development Program and is NIMS certified.

Adam Fox, CTS Software

Bio

Adam Fox is the Vice President of CTS Software Inc. a North Carolina based Corporation formed in 1993. He has worked with CTS to provide quality transportation software and consultation services to customers across North America since 2002 and currently to over 25 Counties here in North Carolina. Mr. Fox has experience in both Public and Private, Rural and Urban, and Fixed and Demand services.

Mr. Fox has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a double major in Management and Marketing. Adam was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC and has lived in Wilmington, NC since 1998. Adam is an active member of NCPTA, APTA, CTAA, and many other state transportation associations.

Kerry Giles, Rutherford County

Bio

Kerry Giles is the Transit and EMS Director for Rutherford County.  She has been involved with public transportation for the past seven years and has implemented numerous efficiency changes within her organizations.  Ms. Giles also has twenty years experience in the field of marketing and also spent ten years in the area of economic and community development.

Ms. Giles holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in both Business Administration and Communications.  She was awarded the NCDOT Western Division Director’s award in 2013 for her contributions to public transportation.  In 2015, she was a NACO Excellence in Innovation award winner for the implementation of a transportation shuttle system to local food pantries to create access to food. She serves as a board member and officer of the RHI Legacy Foundation which distributes one million dollars in grants annually for the health and wellness of citizens in Rutherford County.  She is also a 2008 graduate of Leadership North Carolina.

Rodney Harrison, Salisbury Transit

Bio

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Lamont Jackson, Greenville Area Transit

Bio

Lamont M. Jackson is the Transit Manager for Greenville Area Transit (GREAT). He has 17 years of public transportation experience, along with 2 years of long haul experience. Additionally, he has 4 years of military transportation experience while serving in the U.S. Marines, as well as 9 1/2 years of transportation experience while serving in the U.S. Army.  He has experience managing both Urban and Rural systems and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, as well as NCDOT PTD Transportation Advisory Board.

Mr. Jackson has an MBA from Strayer University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Saint Augustine’s University. He also successfully completed levels 1 & 2 of the Transportation Leadership Development Program, which was conducted by North Carolina State University’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education. Mr. Jackson has extensive experience as a Drug and Alcohol Program Manager. In his spare time, he mentors inner city youths, holds individual youth football camps and conducts job interview workshops and mock interviews for various organizations. Mr. Jackson is a long time member and supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.

Brian Litchfield, Chapel Hill Transit

Bio

Brian Litchfield is the Director for Chapel Hill Transit, the second largest transit system in North Carolina, a 125-bus fixed route and paratransit system, with an average weekday ridership of 30,000. He joined Chapel Hill Transit in 2008 as Assistant Director and previously served as Chief Development Officer for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART).

Brian earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Wayne State College, where he also completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in business administration. He was named to Mass Transit Magazine's 40 Under 40 list in 2010, honoring professionals who have shown a capacity for innovation, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to making an impact in the public transit industry and is a 2010 graduate of the Eno Transit Executive Seminar. Brian is also involved with a number of civic and professional organizations and is active in the community. He and his wife, Aarica, have a 7-year old son, Tennyson, and are residents of Carrboro, where they are regular riders on the CM, D and J routes.

Megan Matheny, Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority

Bio

Megan Matheny has been with the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority since June of 2010 and has served as the Deputy Director since March 2018.  Megan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Megan was enlisted by the Authority to establish and manage a nonprofit corporation called the Making Waves Foundation and has served in both an operational and planning capacity during her tenure with the Authority.  Megan has a passion for philanthropy and public service and is an active volunteer in the local community.

Kurt Neufang, AECOM

Bio

Kurt Neufang is a Senior Transportation Planner with AECOM Technical Services of North Carolina, a transportation engineering, planning and consulting firm in NC. He has 32 years of experience in the public transportation industry. Prior to joining AECOM, Kurt worked for URS Corporation, the North Carolina Department of Transportation – Public Transportation Division, the City of Greensboro and the MPO in Atlanta. Kurt was a transit manager for systems in Chapel Hill, NC, Georgia Tech and the University of North Texas.

Kurt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama. Kurt served as President of the Southeast Chapter of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT). He is currently on the Advisory Board for the State Employees Credit Union and is active both in his community and in his church.

Marie Parker, GoRaleigh

Bio

Marie Parker is the General Manager for GoRaleigh (formerly Capital Area Transit). She has over sixteen years of comprehensive hands on experience in public transportation ranging from Finance to Operations. She is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing Operations, Maintenance, and Finance Departments. She has been heavily involved in technology implementation and innovation, capital improvements, internal training initiatives, and facilitating new community service projects.

Ms. Parker has her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a Finance concentration from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Anthony Prinz, City of  Jacksonville

Bio

Anthony Prinz currently holds the position of Transportation Services Director for the City of Jacksonville, North Carolina. In that capacity, Anthony is responsible for managing operations of the Jacksonville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Jacksonville Transit and the City’s regional computerized traffic signal management system. Anthony earned a Bachelor’s Degree with Suma Cum Laude honors and a dual major in Geography and Community and Regional Planning from Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina. Anthony also earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Anthony has been actively involved in local government planning and management in North Carolina for 15 years. He previously held positions in Henderson County, North Carolina and the City of Wilmington, North Carolina. Anthony currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the Master of Public Administration program.

Anthony is married to his wife Joanna of 16 years. They have a five-year-old son, Walter, and two-year-old daughter, Emily.

Anthony’s hobbies include restoring classic European cars and home improvement.

L.J. Weslowski, Concord Kannapolis Area Transit

Bio

L.J. Weslowski is the Transit Manager for Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider). He has over 21 years of experience in public transportation, working up through the ranks as a bus operator, dispatcher, supervisor, van operator, CDL trainer, and motor coach operator before transitioning into operations and planning and now system management, working to improve safety and service delivery at each step along the way. Mr. Weslowski has an extensive background in small to mid-size public transit operations with specific focus in the critical areas of safety, security, and customer service delivery. Having worked on both the private sector and public sector sides of public transportation, he also brings extensive experience with funding, procurement, technology implementation, labor negotiations, regulatory compliance, planning, grant writing and management, and financial and asset resource management.

Mr. Weslowski holds a master’s degree in sport studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Isenberg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resources studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Selected in 2010 as one of Mass Transit’s Top 40 Under 40, he is also a past bus Roadeo champion and an award-winning photographer. He is an active member of several Cabarrus Health Alliance committees, including the 2016 Healthy Cabarrus Community Planning Council.

Tawanna Williams, Moore County Transportation Services

Bio

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