Member spotlight: Kathleen Grier
Kathleen Grier is a Program Manager at AECOM - Delaware Commute Solutions and the Vice President of ACT's Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Meet Kathleen and learn more about her in this November member spotlight.
Please introduce yourself and your organization.
I am a Program Manager for Delaware Commute Solutions and the current Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of ACT. I have worked in AECOM's Transportation Demand Management group for seven years with the Delaware Commute Solutions program which is a contracted service through DelDOT’s Delaware Transit Corp. Division (DART First State). Delaware Transit Corp. is committed to providing public transit service that protects and preserves the environment along with clean commuting options that support Delaware’s environmental commitment and sustainability goals.
Why did you get involved in ACT?
Being part of the TDM industry and an employee of AECOM gave me the exposure to the ACT organization and opportunity to become a member. The membership has provided me opportunities to network with other TDM professionals nationally and is an excellent educational tool as well. Getting involved in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter helped me understand what is going on in transportation around me locally. Taking on the MAC VP role this year has provided another opportunity to continue with my growth journey.
What has been the most memorable moment of your experience in ACT?
My most memorable ACT experience to date was during the 37th Annual ACT International Conference and where I participated in the Volunteer Leadership workshop. It was a great way to meet other ACT Chapter leaders and become more of a contributor to the ACT organization's future plans.
What would you tell someone thinking about becoming a member of ACT?
Utilize your membership to the fullest extent. Get involved in at least one initiative. (chapter level, committee, conference presenter, or conference planning).
What do you see as future opportunities and/or challenges for TDM?
Navigating the sustainability goals state by state.