Press Release: A. Bradley Mims to Lead COMTO as Interim President and CEO
Friday, August 12, 2016
Posted by: Brandi Williams
For Immediate Release
August 12, 2016
Contact: Lauren Gunn
A. Bradley Mims to Lead COMTO as Interim President and CEO
Washington, DC – The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) has named A. Bradley Mims as its interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.
“We are thrilled to have Bradley Mims lead COMTO as its interim President and CEO,” said Warren Montague, COMTO’s National Board Chair. “With experience in both the private and public sector, he brings a diversified transportation background and management expertise to this vital position. We look forward to building the COMTO brand under his direction, while we conduct a search for a full-time leader.”
With over 35 years of experience in the transportation industry, Mr. Mims has built an extensive government relations and multi-modal transportation portfolio. “I am honored to be appointed to this interim position at COMTO. This organization has made a major impact on the transportation industry and I am proud to have been affiliated with it for more than 12 years.”
A member of the Board of Directors and legislative advisor to COMTO, Mr. Mims most recently served as the transportation and infrastructure advisor to the Mid-Atlantic Laborers' Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET). Mr. Mims joined the organization in 2013 after serving as a consultant to LECET and other industry clients for several years.
Mr. Mims has a multimodal background, and holds a special affinity for the aviation industry, having previously worked as Vice President and Aviation Market Leader for Parsons Brinckerhoff, and as Senior Associate for the transportation group at Booz Allen Hamilton. He also served in the Clinton administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Mims was also the congressional liaison for the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum and the National African American Museum. He also worked on Capitol Hill for more than 12 years as transportation staffer to Congressmen John Lewis of Georgia and Julian Dixon of California.
Mr. Mims holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Allegheny, and is a member of the Board of the Central Maryland Regional Transportation Authority, a former member of the Board of Directors for the Airport Consultants Council, and former member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Mr. Mims currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), and is the current Co-Chair of the Dulles Corridor Committee. He also serves on its Business Administration, Finance, and Strategic Development committees.
Founded in 1971, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry. COMTO’s mission is to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses, and communities of color, through advocacy, information sharing, training, education, and professional development. The organization membership includes individuals, groups, transportation agencies, private sector corporations, non‐profit organizations, and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs).