COLORADO CHAPTER

Awards & Scholarships

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What is WTS?

WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. Founded in 1977, WTS boasts roughly 6,500 members internationally — both women and men. WTS exists to raise the profile of the transportation profession and to help women find opportunity and recognition within the industry.

The WTS Colorado chapter has hundreds of members committed to excellence within the transportation sector. The chapter is dedicated to inspiring and empowering professionals with the latest information and innovations.

2022 WTS Colorado Awards Recognition Luncheon Program

WTS BOARD
President — Malinda Neel
Vice President — Michelle Hoysick
Secretary — Robyn Kullas
Treasurer — Rinal Chheda
Directors-at-large — Chau Nguyen, Molly Winston, Celeste Stragand, Morgan Whitcomb

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Membership & Recognitions Co-Chairs – Ivonne Colin & Morgan Marion
Communications Co-Chairs – Maddison Tischler Ward & Lindsey Daniels
Professional Development Co-Chairs – Hamideh Etemadnia & Ryan Mulligan
Programs Co-Chairs – Gabi Johnson & Chloe Ward
Special Events Co-Chairs – Keely Matson & Alexis
Scholarship/Student Outreach Co-Chairs – Ranae Runison & Maux Sullivan
Transportation YOU Co-Chairs – (2022) Kim Kinnison, (2022) Amara Hildebrand, (2021) Chrissy Jones & (2021) Kristi Gemperline
Young Professionals Co-Chairs – Annelies Von Vonno & Bradyn Nicolson
Diversity Co-Chairs – Leesly Leon, Caitlin Yong & Angel Bond
Colorado Springs Chair – Carla Kenyon
Boulder Area Co-Chairs – Jenny Godwin & Keely Matson
Executive Committee Co-Chairs – Colleen Roberts & Susan Arkle
Northwest Regional Representative – Heidi Schram

BLUE RIBBON PANEL
Danielle Smith
Scott Epstein
Lou Davenport
Malinda Reese
Michelle Hoysick

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
Alexis Bozzo
Lisa Candelaria
Ashley Orellana
Jennifer Cresswell
Jody Erikson
Iwona Durmin
Krystel DeHerrera
Brandy Miller

Thank you to Jacobs, our WTS Awards Recognition Luncheon Sponsor, for their continued support of our chapter.

We will be following and enforcing local and state laws pertaining to social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Award Winners

2021 WTS award winners are an outstanding group of leaders, committed to the advancement of the transportation sector and the women within the industry.

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“With hundreds of members, WTS Colorado is committed to excellence within transportation. Our chapter, dedicated to inspiring and empowering professionals, helps women scout opportunity and secure well-deserved industry recognition.”

– CELESTE STRAGAND

WTS Board Member

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Scholarship Winners

WTS fosters the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging
students and new professionals to undertake careers in the transportation field. One
way it does this is by awarding scholarships to women pursuing studies in a
transportation or related field.

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How to Apply for 2022

Each year the WTS Colorado Chapter supports exceptional young women as they pursue careers in the transportation industry by awarding six local scholarships. Each WTS Colorado scholarship winner is automatically entered for consideration for the WTS International Scholarship award.

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