Women’s portraits

Gloria Jeff, the First Female Executive Committee Member

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of the TRB Committee on Transportation Equity. She is currently serving as MnDOT Metro District’s Livability Director. She previously served as the Project Director – Rethinking I – 94. She has also served as: Principal Planner at the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO); Acting Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and Associate Administrator for Policy - Federal Highway Administration; Department Director, Deputy Director for Planning and Division Administrator - Michigan Department of Transportation; General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation; and Vice President and District Transportation Planning Manager – Parsons Brinkerhoff. Gloria has represented and lead United States Government delegations in international settings, transportation issues in the Asian Pacific region and the International Association of Road Congresses. She has served as the Program Manager for the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center Summer Transportation Institute. Ms. Jeff holds a BSE and MSE in Civil Engineering and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. She also has an honorary doctorate from Bennett College. She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association, and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials. Ms. Jeff is co-chair of the TRB Committee on Transportation and Equity.