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Spotlight On: Emerging Leaders Sub-Committee

Thursday, November 3, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brandi Williams

Emerging Leaders Sub-Committee

A sub-committee of the Membership Committee, the Emerging Leaders Sub-Committee has gone through a transformation since its initial introduction in 2013. Developed under the leadership of former COMTO President and CEO, Julie Cunningham, Emerging Leaders is designed to provide the membership benefit of career and professional development as COMTO works to “level the playing field” in transportation.

In 2016, the Emerging Leaders Sub-Committee is defined as a committee for all COMTO members who aspire to one day produce at the executive levels of either a public or private enterprise within the transportation industry, and who have demonstrated a commitment to do so in their current role. Under the leadership of AECOM Associate Vice President Dr. Kendra Taylor, the Emerging Leaders Sub-Committee is working to provide valuable content and support for COMTO members across all four Tiers.


Emerging Leaders Tiers

Tier 1: Entry Level

COMTO members who work in entry-level positions with little or no full-time work experience who seek to advance to their first management position.

Tier 2: Middle Management

COMTO members who are responsible for planning and directing the work of others in accordance with organizational goals.

Tier 3: Senior Management

COMTO members who, in addition to planning and directing the work of others, also are responsible for allocating resources and for working across the organization to facilitate the development and dissemination of organizational goals.

Tier 4: New Executives

COMTO members who are in charge of an organization or a primary function of an organization. They are responsible for ensuring achievement of the organizational goals by advising senior management on strategies to accomplish goals.


COMTO members who self-identify as an Emerging Leader are placed into one of four Tiers.


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To learn more, or to express interest in joining this sub-committee, please contact Dr. Kendra Taylor.