Julie Green, Vice President of LTK’s New York Region, is among 12 dynamic women leaders who will receive the “2020 Women Who Move the Nation” award from the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).
The awards will be presented on March 18 at COMTO’s 9th Annual Awards Breakfast at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
“I am incredibly honored to be recognized by COMTO as a 2020 recipient of the Women Who Move the Nation award and to be among a group of such distinguished leaders,” said Green. “I am grateful to be in a position where I am able to advocate for inclusiveness and parity in all modes of the transportation industry.”
Green is responsible for all rail vehicle and systems engineering projects and staff in the New York region. She is also responsible for oversight of LTK’s national provision of expert consulting support on procurement of rail vehicles and systems. She has been involved in a number of signature transportation projects, including Amtrak’s Acela train, Europe’s Eurostar train, Houston Metro’s first light rail transit system, SEPTA’s Key Card system, and most recently multiple major subway car projects for New York City Transit.
“We are incredibly proud of Julie,” said LTK President Dominic DiBrito. “Her work ethic, commitment to excellence, and thoughtful leadership style have played a major role in LTK’s growth and success over the past few years.”
Green has been a member of COMTO’s New York chapter since 2016, and has demonstrated her on-going commitment to diversity and inclusion through recruiting, mentorship, volunteering practices, and subcontractor interactions. She is currently the Treasurer of the New York Chapter. She has also been an active member of WTS since the early 1990s, was an active board member of the Philadelphia March of Dimes (2013-2016), and is a current board member of the New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA).
“When I relocated to New York, I found that COMTO was very welcoming and really appreciated my enthusiasm and energy,” said Green. “At first, I struggled to find local DBE [Disadvantaged Business Enterprise] firms and so I went to COMTO as I figured that would be a good source of DBEs. And then, once I started attending chapter meetings and experienced such a warm welcome I brought my enthusiasm to the board and helped them in their fundraising efforts. Since then, I’ve transitioned into the treasurer’s role. They’ve been a wonderful group to work with.”
Green said she is humbled and honored to be selected as one of the “2020 Women Who Move the Nation.”
“When I started, there weren’t many women in the industry,” she said. “Now, I see women and minorities in leadership roles all across the industry. I applaud the agencies that recruit and promote people of diverse backgrounds, and I’m glad that engineering firms such as LTK are doing it too. I think it’s really important that we meet our clients where they are.”
Green provided thoughtful advice when asked what she would say to women and minorities thinking about entering the transportation industry.
“Women and people of diversity should be who they are,” she said. “Be straightforward and work with integrity and professionalism because your personal reputation will stay with you for your entire career. Also, I’ve always tried to be kind. Paying it forward with no expectations is really important. You should always reach out and help people.”
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