Executive committee & board of directors

The officers of the executive committee and the directors of the board are elected by the members of the association and are selected to ensure geographical representation. The executive committee consists of the officers of the association. Executive officers serve a term of one year.

The board of directors consists of up to 45 directors, including those directors serving on the executive committee. It comprises large and small public transit system members, specialized transit, national and regional committee chairs, business members, government agency members, affiliate members and foreign public transit system members. The directors of the board serve a term of two years.

    • Chair
      Doug Morgan, Calgary Transit
    • First Vice Chair
      Alain Mercier, Réseau de transport de la Capitale
    • Immediate Past Chair
      Suzanne Connor, Burlington Transit
    • Vice Chair - Finance
      Pat Delmore, Transit Windsor
    • Vice Chair - Communications & Public Affairs
      Kevin Desmond, TransLink
    • Vice Chair - Technical Services
      Dave Reage, Halifax Transit 
    • Vice Chair - Workforce Development
      James M. McDonald, Saskatoon Transit
    • Vice Chair - Small Transit Systems
      Cheri Malo, Whitehorse Transit
    • Vice Chair - Business Members
      Jennifer McNeill, New Flyer Industries
    • Vice Chair - Business Members
      Jean-Pierre Miroux, Thales Canada Inc.
    • Vice Chair - Municipal Councils
      Wes Brodhead, City of St. Albert 
    • Vice Chair - Integrated Mobility
      Laurent Chevrot, Réseau de transport de Longueuil
    • Honourary Counsel
      Brian Leck, Toronto Transit Commission
    • President & CEO
      Marco D'Angelo, CUTA
    In alphabetical order:
    • Daniel Bergeron
      Autorité régionale de transport metropolitain 
    • Richard Campbell, Canada Bikes
    • Ann-Marie Carroll
      York Region Transit
    • Wade Coombs
      Strathcona County Transit
    • Tony D'Alessandro
      Town of Milton 
    • Chantale Dugas
      Réseau de transport de la Capitale
    • Dennis Fletcher
      Steer Davies Gleave
    • Vance Harris DIALOG
    • Tony Houad - Transit Windsor
    • Dennis Kar, Dillon Consulting
    • Tim Luey
      St. Catharines Transit
    • Bruce McCuaig
      AECOM
    • Lorenzo Mele
      Region of Peel
    • Amy Miller
      Clever Devices
    • Alex Milojevic
      Brampton Transit
    • Kelly Paleczny
      London Transit Commission
    • Scott Pass
      Passenger Contracted Transportation Services Ltd.​.
    • Judy Powell
      St. John's Transportation Commission
    • Yvonne Rene-de-Cotret
      Deloitte
    • Eddie Robar
      Edmonton Transit
    • Marie-Chantal Ross
      National Research Council
    • Kevin Schubert
      BC Transit
    • Christine Terin
      York Region Transit
    • Emmanuelle Toussaint
      Nova Bus
    • Luc Tremblay
      Société de transport de Montréal
    • Dave Wardrop
      Winnipeg Transit

    Open Call for Nominations on the CUTA Board of Directors for the period of 2020-2022

    The CUTA Nominating Committee for 2019-2020 will be established by the Board of Directors on November 10, 2019. The committee will be preparing its report for circulation to the membership at least ninety days in advance of the Annual Meeting in May 2020.

    All CUTA members are invited to submit nominations. Guidelines and forms are available on the CUTA website. Nominations may be submitted directly to Joanne Vézina, no later than Thursday, January 16, 2020.

    What CUTA Board Members do:

    The Board of Directors, composed of 45 members, is responsible for the approval of the strategic direction, budget and Association governance policies. In addition to its fiduciary duties, the Board focuses on key strategic topics that are impacting the Canadian transit and urban mobility sector to develop industry positions and/or mandate its standing committees to conduct additional research or initiatives on certain topics. The Board delegates operational management of the Association to its Executive Committee, composed of 14 members.

    Board of Directors Meetings:

    The Board meets in person twice per year, in the spring and in the fall, in conjunction with CUTA’s events.

    Responsibilities of Board Members:

    • attend and actively participate in all meetings
    • keep an open mind, be eager to learn, and show sensitivity, empathy and compassion
    • represent the members' views honestly and accurately
    • be committed to the Association’s mission and governing documents
    • place Association interests ahead of corporate or personal interests
    • be familiar with the Association’s structure, roles and responsibilities
    • review agendas and attachments completely, in advance of meetings, and be informed about the background of issues in order to be able to discuss them responsibly
    • when responsible for an agenda item, come fully prepared by consulting the available reports and staff members as required in advance
    • adhere to the agenda and do not introduce new items unless the chair opens the floor expressly for that purpose
    • be prepared to ask tough questions or to constructively disagree
    • be prepared to go beyond opposing or criticizing ideas, and instead work to create better alternatives
    • support Board solidarity by accepting the majority’s decision as a Board decision