Parsons’ Jannet Walker Ford Elected to APTA Board of Directors
PASADENA, CA – Parsons is proud to announce that Jannet Walker Ford, Vice President and North America Director of Policy and Strategic Programs, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
“Parsons is proud of all of Jannet’s accomplishments, both for the company and for organizations supporting the industry,” said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President. “Janet’s depth of experience delivering transportation infrastructure will benefit both the industry and the traveling public.”
The election took place at the APTA Annual Meeting, September 11–14, in Los Angeles. Also at the conference, Ms. Walker Ford was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Public Transportation Foundation, APTA’s charitable affiliate.
Ms. Walker Ford has more than 20 years of transportation leadership experience, including program management and management consulting in the public and private sectors. Her diverse background includes aviation as well as rail and transit systems. She has expertise in developing and implementing business, technology, and financial solutions and strategies for organizational change, stakeholder engagement, and communications, as well as government relations and business development.
Ms. Walker Ford has served as Deputy Program Director for the Philadelphia International Airport’s multimillion dollar Capacity Enhancement Program and as the Deputy CEO/Deputy General Manager for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, during which time she provided leadership for the design and installation of the Breeze Program, a $200 million, state-of-the art, smartcard-based regional fare collection system—the first in North America.
APTA is an international organization that has been representing the transit industry for more than 100 years, since 1882. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient, and economical transit services and by improving those services to meet national energy, environmental, and financial concerns.
Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.