The Executive Committee is the Center's main decision-making body. It has primary responsibility for providing strategic direction to staff and for overseeing the implementation of CTS programs. It governs the operations of the Center, consistent with University of Minnesota policies, based on input from the Board of Advisors, CTS Councils, and CTS staff.
Chair: Jay Cowles
Co-Chair, Itasca Project Transportation Committee
Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota
Technical Director, Transportation Safety Division, 3M
Christopher J. Cramer, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota
President and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council
Senator, State of Minnesota
Executive Director, Nice Ride Minnesota
Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, GREATER MSP
Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota
Nicole Griensewic Mickelson
Executive Director, Region Nine Development Commission
President, Professional Engineering Services, Ltd.
Minnesota Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
General Manager, Metro Transit
Vice President of Research, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
County Commissioner, Carver County
County Commissioner, Ramsey County
Partner, Director of Civic Studio, Duval Companies
President and CEO, SRF Consulting Group Inc.
Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Executive Director, Fresh Energy
Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives
Metropolitan Council Member, District 1
Executive Director, Metropolitan Airports Commission
Vice President, Cargill Transportation & Logistics
Vice President, Logistics and Transportation, Schwan's Company
Associate Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
President, Volk Transfer Inc.
Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation