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 will meet on Monday, May 18, 2020 via GoToMeeting.
The CUTR Organizational Guidelines are available.
Joe Waggoner is the Executive Director, and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) – a dynamic transportation agency that owns, manages and operates the Selmon Expressway. The Selmon Expressway serves 1.8 Million customers. Those customers make over 55 million transactions each year on the Selmon Expressway.
Waggoner is an internationally recognized thought leader with over four decades of public sector experience in a variety of transportation modes within the transportation industry. He and THEA are committed to bringing the best technology and progressive concepts possible to address our transportation challenges.
THEA’s forward-thinking approach to find solutions to regional congestion first brought the agency international recognition with the opening of The Reversible Express Lanes (REL). That project attracted transportation leaders from around the world, won dozens of awards, and has been replicated at other locations in Florida and Georgia.
Under Waggoner’s leadership, the Selmon Expressway converted to an All-Electronic Tolling System, making it the first expressway in Florida to be entirely electronic. More recently THEA was awarded a grant from the USDOT to implement a $22 million Connected Vehicle Pilot Project that allows vehicles and infrastructure to communicate for delivery of a safer and more efficient travel experience for all modes of travel. That project was recently inducted into the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame as the 2019 Americas Winner. The ITS Hall of Fame was created to recognize luminaries and true thought leaders in the ITS field.
Waggoner’s sound fiscal leadership strategies have helped the agency to become a top-ranked credit performer. During his tenure THEA has risen 3-steps on national bond rating scales. This achievement has placed THEA in a sound financial position to deliver over $1.2 Billion worth of capital improvements to the Selmon Expressway over the next 10-years.
Waggoner has built a legacy of organizational leadership, fiscal acumen, and innovation throughout his distinguished career. This provides him with a broad perspective on crucial issues in transportation and how they can be addressed.
Current Advisory Board Members at the 2019 Transportation Achievement Awards
Previous Advisory Board Members
|Jose||Abreu||Secretary||Florida Department of Transportation|
|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|
|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|
|Don||Crane||Floridians for Better Transportation|
|Mike||Dew||Secretary||Florida Department of Transportation|
|John||Forney||Raymond James & Associates Inc./United Insurance Holdings Company|
|Katherine||Frazier||Florida Transportation Commission|
|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|