CUTR Advisory Board

CUTR appreciates the service and support provided by the CUTR Advisory Board. Board members are appointed to two-year terms by the Dean of Engineering to the President of the University of South Florida, reviewed and approved by the Florida Transportation Commission and confirmed by the State University System of Florida Board of Governors. Specific responsibilities of the Advisory Board include:

  • Periodically and objectively review and advise the center concerning its research program.
  • Provide advice and support to CUTR executive director, faculty, staff and students on issues relating to transportation research and education and CUTR strategic vision.
  • Serve as a voice, advocate and ambassador for CUTR to its various constituents and stakeholders, including research sponsors, agencies, industry, the transportation community, alumni, and colleagues.
  • Introduce CUTR to new potential research sponsors and assist in CUTR fundraising activities toward funding more scholarships and endowments and improving physical space.

CUTR Advisory Board Materials

The CUTR Advisory Board met on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 1:30 – 3:30 PM at CUTR, in the Rosa Parks Room, 3808 USF Alumni Dr., Tampa, FL 33620.

Past meeting materials are available on the Meeting Materials page.

CUTR Advisory Board Members

Photo of Ysela Llort
Ysela Llort CUTR Advisory Board Chair Principal, Renaissance Planning Group
Photo of Jon Martz
Jon Martz CUTR Advisory Board Vice Chair Director of Government and Public Affairs, Enterprise Holdings
Phone: 248-797-3081
Photo of Ken Lawson
Ken Lawson CUTR Advisory Board Member Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Photo of Kevin Thibault, P.E.
Kevin Thibault, P.E. CUTR Advisory Board Member Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation
Phone: 850-414-4100
Photo of Lisa Bacot
Lisa Bacot CUTR Advisory Board Member, Ex Officio Executive Director, Florida Public Transportation Association
Photo of Jean Duncan, P.E.
Jean Duncan, P.E. CUTR Advisory Board Member Director Transportation and Stormwater Services, City of Tampa
Phone: 813-274-3101
Photo of Ralph Yoder
Ralph Yoder CUTR Advisory Board Member, Ex Officio Florida Transportation CommissionExecutive Director
Photo of Thornton J. Williams
Thornton J. Williams CUTR Advisory Board Member Managing Partner, Williams Law Group, P.A.
Phone: 850-224-3999
Photo of Kimberlee B. DeBosier
Kimberlee B. DeBosier CUTR Advisory Board Member Director, Project Excellence, WGI Inc
Phone: 813-314-0045
Photo of Noah Valenstein
Noah Valenstein CUTR Advisory Board Member Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection
Phone: 850-245-2118
Photo of Sonny Holtzman
Sonny Holtzman CUTR Advisory Board Member Principal, The Holtzman Group
Phone: 305-441-2611
Photo of Ram Kancharla
Ram Kancharla CUTR Advisory Board Member V.P. of Planning and Development, Port Tampa Bay
Phone: 813-905-5162
Photo of Teresa Sarnoff
Teresa Sarnoff CUTR Advisory Board Member Florida Transportation Commission
Phone: 850-414-4105
Photo of Joseph Waggoner
Joseph Waggoner CUTR Advisory Board Member Executive Director, Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority
Phone: 813-272-6740

Previous Advisory Board Photos

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Previous Advisory Board Members

Jose Abreu Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Danny Alvarez Miami-Dade Transit
Thomas F. Barry Jr Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
John H. Beck Beck Barrios & Malaney
Michael Blaylock Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Jim Boxold Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Roosevelt Bradley Miami-Dade Transit
Carol Browner Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Colleen Castille Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs; Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Thaddeus Cohen Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Chester Colby Miami-Dade Transit
Don Crane Floridians for Better Transportation
Mike Dew Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Ann Fandozzi vRide, Inc.
John Forney Raymond James & Associates Inc./United Insurance Holdings Company
Katherine Frazier Florida Transportation Commission
James T. Hargrett Senator
T. Wallace Hawkes III URS Corporation
James Holton Florida Transportation Commission
Arthur Kennedy Florida Transportation Commission/Floridians for Better Transportation
David Kerr Florida Transportation Commission
Stephanie Kopelousos Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Norman Mansour Commercial Real Estate
Maracos Marchena Florida Transportation Commission
William H. McDaniel URS Corporation
Darrick McGhee Interim Executive Director Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Gerhard Meisels Provost University of South Florida
James Murley Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Bob O’Malley Vice President for Government Affairs Brightline Trains
Jesse Panuccio Executive Director Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Thomas Pelham Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Ananth Prasad Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Cissy Proctor Executive Director Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Manuel Rose Florida Transportation Commission
William Sadowski Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Jim Sebesta Senator Florida Transportation Commission
Steve Seibert Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Linda Loomis Shelley Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
William V. Sheppard LPA Group
Robert E. Skinner Jr. Transportation Research Board
Michael Sole Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
David Stamps Provost University of South Florida
Jon Steverson Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
David B. Struhs Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Denver Stutler Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Thomas Tighe Provost University of South Florida
Herschel T. Vinyard Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Ben Watts Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Virginia Wetherell Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Jack Wilson The Wilson Company