About ITS Georgia

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia

What is ITS Georgia?

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia is a state Chapter of ITS America. ITS America is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve the nation’s surface transportation system. ITS America and ITS Georgia members are organizations that believe these technologies can significantly improve the performance of our transportation system, and that have a stake in the success of ITS. The ITS stakeholder groups are typically identified as transportation agencies, transportation system users, ITS technology and service providers, and other agencies whose missions involve or are affected by the transportation system.

What is our mission?

We believe that ITS is a valuable tool for improved management of any transportation system, regardless of the inherent complexity of the system. ITS can help operate, manage, and maintain the system once it has been constructed.

We believe that ITS should be systematically incorporated into the earliest stages of project development, especially into the planning and design of transportation projects. We believe the best way to achieve this systematic incorporation into the process is through a coordinated, comprehensive program to “get out the word” on ITS to constituencies that might not otherwise consider the relevance of ITS to their transportation system.

Towards achieving this goal, the ITS Georgia Board adopted the following objectives:

  • Develop a broader ITS constituency
  • Educate policy makers (e.g., agency administrators, county commissioners, mayors, planning commissions, etc.) on benefits of continued operations and maintenance and how ITS can help.
  • Educate our members about national directions and technologies
  • Provide forums to share and coordinate ITS Georgia member missions and experiences.

Our Directors

ITS Georgia is governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the membership.
Click here to view our current board of directors.

Joining ITS Georgia
Membership in ITS Georgia is open to any organization, agency, or company interested in furthering the use of advanced technologies towards relieving congestion, enhancing safety, minimizing the environmental impacts of our transportation system.

Click here to download a membership application.

Click here for a current W-9.

Officers and Directors

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President

Jenny Johnson, PE, PTOE, IMSA TS II
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Secretary

Marc Start, PE, PTOE
AECOM

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Vice President

Winter G. Horbal, P.E.
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Treasurer

Xuewen S Le, PE, PTOE
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Immediate Past President
Mike Holt, PE, PTOE

Directors
Bill Andrews, City of Sandy Springs
Mark Demidovich, Georgia DOT
Kenn Fink, Kimley-Horn
Matt Glasser, Georgia DOT
Alvin James, Kimley-Horn & Associates
Keary Lord, Atkins
Whitney Nottage, Intelight
Billy Stalcup, 360ns
Dee Taylor, AECOM
Tom Udell, CH2M/City of Johns Creek

State Chapter Representative
Jom Tolson, Arcadis

Ex Officio
Greg Morris, Federal Highway Administration
Andres Ramirez, Federal Transit Administration

Committees

Here is a list of committees that help manage ITS Georgia activities, projects and official business.

Activities
Chair: Billy Stalcup
Board Member Manager: Matt Glasser

The activities committee is responsible for planning the monthly chapter luncheons, and for coordinating other workshops and ITS-related activities in Georgia.

Awards
Chair: Winnie Long
Board Member Manager: Bill Andrews

The Awards Committee is responsible for administering the chapter's annual recognition awards program.

Communications
Chair: Bill Wells
Board Member Manager: Jenny Johnson

The communications committee is responsible for preparing a communications plan for the year and implementing that plan. The committee coordinates outreach activities of the other committees.

Elections

Chair: Winter Horbal
Board Member Manager:

The Elections Committee is responsible for identifying and drafting a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and for administering the annual elections.

Legislative
Chair: Tom Udell
Board Member Manager:

The Legislative Committee is responsible for keeping track of key issues with policy makers that may affect the organization and its members.

Membership
Chair: Alvin James and Mary Thumaty
Board Member Managers: Keary Lord and Tom Sever, special support

The Membership Committee is responsible for identifying and recruiting new organizations and individuals.

Networking/Social Activities (Fun)
Chair: Rachel Cohen
Board Member Manager: Whitney Nottage

The Networking/Social Activities Committee is responsible for organizing special programs to enhance member professional and personal growth.

Scholarships
Chair: Dee Taylor
Board Member Manager: Kenn Fink and Keary Lord

The Scholarship Committee is responsible for administering the Wayne Shackelford Scholarship program.

Student Chapter
Chair: Anagha Krishnan
Board Manager: Tom Udell

Liaison with student chapter at Georgia Tech.