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
Expand COMTO’s outreach to the private
- Introduce COMTO to public officials and
- Invite and secure private and public
officials attendance at local chapter events.
- Become more aggressive about engaging
and encouraging agency members to join COMTO.
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.