Executive Committee

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.

Current Members

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Chair: Jay Cowles
Co-Chair, Itasca Project Transportation Committee

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Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Ardell Brede
Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota

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Gina Buccellato
Technical Director, Transportation Safety Division, 3M

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Christopher J. Cramer, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota

Steve Cramer

Steve Cramer
President and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council

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Scott Dibble
Senator, State of Minnesota

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Bill Dossett
Executive Director, Nice Ride Minnesota

Joseph Favour

Joseph Favour
Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota

Peter Frosch

Peter Frosch

Andrew Furco

Andrew Furco
Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota

Nicole Griensewic Mickelson

Nicole Griensewic Mickelson
Executive Director, Region Nine Development Commission

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Ann Johnson
President, Professional Engineering Services, Ltd.

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Joseph Konstan
Associate Dean for Research, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Wes Kooistra

Wes Kooistra
General Manager, Metro Transit

Randy Maluchnik

Randy Maluchnik
County Commissioner, Carver County

Jim McDonough

Jim McDonough 
County Commissioner, Ramsey County

Wendall L. Meyer

Wendall Meyer 
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota Division

Kjersti Monson

Kjersti Monson
Partner, Director of Civic Studio, Duval Companies

Dave Montebellow

Dave Montebello
President and CEO, SRF Consulting Group Inc.

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Sue Mulvihill
Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Michael Noble
Executive Director, Fresh Energy


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John Petersburg
Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives

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Brian Ryks
Executive Director, Metropolitan Airports Commission

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George Schember
Vice President, Cargill Transportation & Logistics

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Vicki Schwartz
Vice President, Logistics and Transportation, Schwan's Company

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Nora Slawik
Chair, Metropolitan Council

Carissa SlotterbackCarissa Slotterback

Associate Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

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President, Volk Transfer Inc.