Mr. Emille Williams
Vice President Operations, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Emille offers more than two decades of relevant technical and policy driven experience in the transportation industry. He is currently Manager of Engineering for Buses within the New Vehicle Program division for SEPTA. Today, he specifically focuses on capital funding issues, vehicle replacement policies, resolving vehicular system problems and implementing new technologies for trucks, buses and Paratransit vehicles.
Emille holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance from La Salle University. Emille is a private pilot, maintains professional affiliations as an active member of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Beta Gamma Sigma Society (The MBA Honor Society) and he is also a Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Ambassador.
Over the past two years as 1st vice president, Emille's contribution to the Chapter’s fund raising effort to ensure a successful conference and continuation of the scholarship program has been exemplary. Emille believes that in order to ensure that COMTO’s advocacy’s objectives are successful, the all COMTO chapters must surge ahead with the following objectives:
I offer to bring the depth of my knowledge, experience, talents, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to work with all Chapter Presidents and their teams to develop strong coordination and consensus at the national level.
In addition to being a strong advocate for all chapter presidents to the national board, I will work to develop consensus amongst this diverse group and convey their concerns accurately. Additionally, I am committed to help facilitate processes by which chapters can accomplish both local and national objectives. I believe that the Member-At-Large representative is not merely an administrative position but rather an essential dynamic force within the Council to keep chapters aligned with the national strategy by timely and accurate dissemination of information.