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IBTTA Foundation


The IBTTA Foundation is the research, educational and charitable arm of IBTTA. The Foundation supports and conducts research on transportation and tolling; conducts training and professional development programs including the IBTTA Leadership Academy; supports charitable good works and operates a scholarship program. Contributions to the IBTTA Foundation and the Leadership Academy are tax deductible as charitable contributions under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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The Foundation directors serve staggered three-year terms.

Foundation Board of Directors

John McCuskey, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff 

Term Ending 2017
Marcelle Jones, Jacobs Engineering Group
Christine Keville, Keville Enterprises, Chair
Rene Moser, ASFINAG
Rosa Rountree, Egis Projects, Inc.

Term Ending 2018
Federico Di Gennaro, AISCAT
P.J. Wilkins, E-ZPass Group 
Kary Witt, HNTB Corporation

Term Ending 2019
Mike Heiligenstein, Central Texas Mobility Authority
Priya Jain, Atkins N.A. 
Philip Miller, AECOM
Lisa Thompson, HNTB 




Programs of the Foundation

IBTTA Leadership Academy

IBTTA's Leadership Academy was founded in 2008 by the IBTTA Foundation Board of Directors. The Leadership Academy is an executive development program is tailored specifically for senior-level manager in public and private sector organizations that serve the toll industry. 

This intense week-long course is taught by recognized toll industry leaders, business partners, educators and public officials. The curriculum includes all facets of toll agency operations, administration, finance, marketing, business development, board relations, public affairs and related topics. The Executive Development Program is directed by Barbara K. Gannon, Psy.D., who has designed and delivered education and training programs in the transportation sector for more than 20 years. The Leadership Academy is funded by contributions to the IBTTA Foundation and through the student tuition fees. This annual program is held every February in Washington, DC.  

The 2017 Program was held February 12-17, 2017.  Applications for the 2018 Class will open late Summer 2018, stay tuned for details.  All questions about the program should be directed to Wanda Klayman

Leadership Academy Board of Regents
Chancellor, Maggie Wilkins,Transportation Consultant, Faneuil, Inc.
Lauren Hakos, Training and Development Manager, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission
Kevin Hoeflich, Chairman of Toll Services, HNTB Corporation

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IBTTA Annual Service Project

Each year, in association with the Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop, IBTTA and its members organize a community volunteer project that is local to the city of the Workshop.  The Foundation funds the supplies and associated costs for each project.  The funds are made available thorugh project specific sponsorships. 

View photos from past service projects. 

Scholarship Fund

The IBTTA Foundation now has a scholarship fund.  Through a competitive selection process, the Foundation awards each year, two $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students who are working towards a transportation related degree at an accredited university. The two 2017 winners will be announced in August. You can support the scholarship fund now by making a contribution.

Learn more about the Scholarship Fund. 

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