MaaS America has an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The primary purposes of the Board are to ensure MaaS America is on track to meet its goals and to craft policies in support of these goals. The Board of Directors determines policies and plans, and the organization's staff carries out plans and implements policies. MaaS America benefits greatly from this dedicated group's broad industry knowledge and its enthusiasm about the role of mobility services in American society.
Board of Directors
Willy Dommen, Chair, Board of Directors
Willy Dommen, Director of Technical Services, is responsible for the delivery of Auriga’s portfolio for technology related services to clients such as, fare collection, payments, ITS, mobile applications and enterprise applications across all transportation clients. Key areas of focus also includes connected transportation i.e., system integration architecture, fare payment solutions; autonomous vehicles and road tolling; all key elements of MaaS. Regional Transportation Lead at Accenture, Willy focused on transforming transportation payments by educating conservative stakeholders of the value of moving to a digital platform and leveraging the power of IoT to improve the customer experience. Transportation is a core vertical of smart cities, another key focus area was researching how payment data integrates with data from other smart city verticals to improve the everyday commute. As a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, Willy Dommen led the development of mobile and smart card projects for 20 years. He was a key contributor on smart card, RFID and mobile payment assignments around the world, for both government and private industry, including work completed for MTC's Clipper program in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Dommen served as the hands-on advisor for the BART-Sprint mobile payment trial. He was also a leader for the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 initiative for several federal government agencies. In addition, Mr. Dommen’s client and project lists include development of leading edge technology evaluation and strategy development for financial services companies, RFID strategy for global manufacturers of electronic systems. He continues to serve clients on strategic and technical issues related to mobile payments technology. Mr. Dommen authors articles and presents internationally on strategy re electronic fare and mobile payment systems.
Rosa Rountree, Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Rosa is Chief Executive Officer of Egis Projects, Inc. Rosa’s vast experience in the financial and customer service industries spans over thirty (30) years during which she held positions of Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, IT Director and Project Manager at various entities. Specifically, Rosa has nearly twenty-five (25) years of substantial experience in tolling systems implementation, operation and maintenance, and has worked on over twenty toll projects in the US and Canada. She also has proven business acumen for resolving issues, sustaining business viability, managing cost structures, maximizing employee productivity, and delivering high-level quality results. Rosa was a member of IBTTA Interoperability Steering Committee, chaired IBTTA's Interoperability Communication and Marketing Sub-Committee and Co-Chaired Vancouver’s IBTTA Annual Meeting. She served on the TRB Executive Committee, IBTTA Board of Directors, the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Board, and Egis North America's PRB Board and was awarded Georgia WIS Transportation Women of the Year. In addition to her role on the MaaS America Advisory Committee, Rosa currently serves on the TEAMFL Advisory Council, IBTTA Council of Platinum Sponsors (COP) and IBTTA Foundation and serves on COPs Security and MaaS Work Groups.
Brian Stein, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Brian Stein is Vice President and National Practice Manager, Fare Collection at Intueor Consulting, Inc. Brian brings over 20 years of transit Automated Fare Collection and Parking Systems experience from Jacobs/CH2M, Accenture, Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. and Giesecke & Devrient America. His experiences include Project Management, Business Process Review, Sales and Marketing, and Business Development coupled with 10 years of h/w s/w engineering experience. Over his 20 years, he’s developed a subject matter expertise in defining and implementing Automated Payment and Fare Collection Systems for the Public Transportation Industry, including mobile and payment technologies. Brian has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and an MBS from Northeastern’s High Tech MBA program. Prior to entering the transportation industry, he spent a decade in various industries such as communications, lottery & gaming systems, and aerospace, writing firmware and device drivers for various embedded systems. Brian has served as vice-chair for APTA’s UTFS Contactless Fare Media Standard (CFMS) working group which developed critical elements of the CFMS specification. He is a past board member of the Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities. He supports various APTA committees, including Fare Collection Systems, Research & Technology and Mobility Management. Recently, Brian served as Treasurer for the Secure Technology Alliance (STA) and is an active member of STA and serves on its Executive Council.
Randall H. Iwasaki, P.E.
Randell "Randy" Iwasaki is the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA). Iwasaki was appointed by the CCTA Board on April 16, 2010. In his role as Executive Director, he administers the one-half percent sales tax program. The Authority is also the Congestion Management Agency, so he makes recommendations on how state and federal transportation funds will be used in Contra Costa. He created GoMentum Station, the largest secure autonomous/connected vehicle proving grounds in the US. He continues to work with Silicon Valley companies to provide innovative solutions to congestion relief. He is the 2019 recipient of the Golden Beaver Award for Engineering. Iwasaki earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, where he currently serves on the School of Engineering’s Industrial Advisory Board. In 2017, he received the Sandra Gardebring Ogren Leadership Award as one of the honored alumni from Cal Poly. He also earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering from California State University, Fresno.
Scott has degrees in Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a Master’s in Business Administration, and Doctoral Research in Artificial Intelligence.Prior to being the President of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), Scott was the Executive Director of the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration, a nonprofit research organization of the world’s largest automakers. Prior to these positions, he was General Electric’s Factory with a Future Program Manager for both Transportation and Aircraft Engine Business Divisions, implementing over $1 billion in advanced automation and systems. In March 2012, and again in 2014 and 2016, Scott was appointed by the United States Congress to advise the Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems. In 2016 Scott was appointed as the Chief Transportation Consultant to the Asia Pacific Economic Community for the US State Department. In May 2016, Scott was named Chief Advisor to the Beijing Autonomous Driving Project. For 2017-2018, Scott is the Strategic Advisor of the Shanghai International Automotive Group Demonstration Pilot Zone. Scott created the 120 hour Connected Vehicle Professional course in 2015-2016 to help advance knowledge about the entire ecosystem. On June 7th, 2016, Scott was inducted into the TU Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit, Michigan.
Jason Barnes is a technology and strategy writer with over 25 years of experience as an intelligent observer of and thoughtful contributor to the state of thinking in mobility. His expertise spans the range of mobility and automotive-related topics, including Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)/Connected ITS, connected / autonomous vehicles, smart cities, MaaS and related Big Data/cloud computing and consumer electronics developments. He also has a background in defense / maritime, and materials science, manufacture and recycling. Jason has edited or written for a series of high-profile international magazines in the transport and mobility sector (including ITS International, Smart Highways, Traffic Technology International, Thinking Highways and Vision Zero), and speaks internationally.
Marc Pineda, PMP, CSM, Sec+
Marc is an award-winning program management leader with 25 years of varied transportation experiences compiled in a comprehensive knowledgebase he is applying to help MaaS America create the program structures that support the operational and business models MaaS requires to deliver the seamless and viable mobility choices essential to effective transportation systems, quality of life and robust economies. Marc is a program management professional focused on improving industry processes and streamlining company operations by utilizing heavy program management methodologies and techniques. Impacting the ability to move between different modes of transportation; corporate profitability and productivity; competitive performance through custom business and technology systems and creating successful program management strategies and initiatives: these are just some ways Marc has served an instrumental role in the success of past program implementations. In terms of MaaS, Marc is applying his broad range of experience in Transport, ITS, Aerospace, Defense, Healthcare, Legal Services and NPOs to MaaS America’s benefit.
Mark D. Johnson, Esq.
Mark is an attorney located in Washington, DC. He has over 20 years of experience in the mobility community, advising on the confluence of transportation and new technologies and services. His work has involved obtaining wireless spectrum for V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications and helping to create a conformance and interoperability testing and certification program for V2X radio devices using this spectrum. Mark is an SME on data privacy and cyber-security issues, including for these emerging transportation technologies and services. He also serves in an advisory capacity to local governments on transportation and mobility issues. Mark has served for 15 years as General Counsel for the OmniAir Consortium, a trade association for the V2X industry. Previously, he was a member of the Communications Practice Group at the international law firm Squire Patton Boggs and also the lobbyist and Deputy General Counsel for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America in Washington DC.
Richard Wallace is an automotive consultant who recently served as VP, Transportation Systems Analysis with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). He has 24 years of experience designing, conducting, and managing transportation projects and research. Richard led CAR’s research on connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology and advanced mobility and led a team that spanned from transportation planning and engineering to public policy and whose domain expertise includes technology forecasting, connected vehicle technology and regulation, automated vehicle technology and regulation, mobility services, vehicle safety, freight movement, and other critical topics. Richard played an important role in CAR’s conference activities, including CAR MBS. Richard holds an M.S. in technology and science policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan. His work has been published in Transportation Research Record and other leading publications.
Eric Redman joined Parsons as a Vice President and Systems Lead supporting Parsons’ infrastructure systems group with business development and marketing growth strategy in the U.S. He brings to Parsons more than 25 years of diverse experience in marketing and sales of software as a service (SaaS) and hardware systems at both start up companies as well as Fortune 100 organizations. Mr. Redman recently worked as the Vice President, Sales and Marketing for a leading provider of integrated solutions in the tolling and electronic vehicle registration markets, where he supported business development and managed applications engineering in North America, Europe, and Asia. Previously while at 3M, Redman worked in magnetic and image-based detection and classification of vehicles to improve safety and traffic efficiency. He has overseen the development and launch of products, including multi-protocol wireless communication devices for the tolling and traffic management industry. Mr. Redman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego and is a 2013 graduate of the IBTTA Leadership Academy. He is based in Southern California.
Andy Boenau, AICP
Andy Boenau, AICP believes mobility is freedom. He is passionate about expanding shared mobility platforms as a way for people to live happier, healthier lives. Andy is Principal, Mobility-as-a-Service Lead at Stantec, a top-10 global design firm. Andy has been working in the transportation industry for 22 years. His experience includes traffic engineering, multi-modal planning, transit hub planning, transit oriented development, app-based transportation, and mobility as a service. He has taught thousands of planners and engineers to pair new technologies with old philosophies to improve the safety and vitality of transportation systems. He’s a published author, has produced three award-winning short films, an award-winning podcast, and several digital courses. His contributions to the industry have also been acknowledged by Engineering News-Record (Top 20 Under 40, 2016) and Style Weekly (Top 40 Under 40, 2016). Andy is chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Transportation Planning Council, a group of nearly 2,000 professionals focused on the intersection of mobility and technology. He is also vice chair of American Planning Association’s New Urbanism Division.
Chandler Duncan, AICP
Chandler Duncan is a transportation economics and policy consultant and Managing Partner at Metro Analytics, a firm assisting public, private and non-profit organizations in their understanding of the economic implications of transportation policy and investment choices. Typical government engagements include state transportation agencies seeking the right mix of investment in transportation modes and services, prioritizing invests or demonstrating how a program or project may affect jobs and overall economic performance. Typical private engagements include clearly demonstrating how and why a particular industry’s transportation agenda is of wider significance to the US and global economy. Areas of interest and expertise include the economic implications of funding options for transportation infrastructure, freight system performance, the economic role of transit, and how complete streets and livability improvements help the economy. Based in Charlotte, NC, Chandler has over 20 years of transportation planning, policy and economics experience. He holds a Bachelors degree from North Carolina State University, a Masters in Transportation Planning & Economic Development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.
John T. Flynn
John T. Flynn is a Senior Sales Executive at First Data Government Solutions (FDGS) where he specializes in improving the payment technologies used in the U.S. public transit, parking and toll highway industries. Prior to joining First Data, John was a Program Manager at Cubic Transportation Systems helping lead the implementation of their Ventra Payment System program at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Ventra was the first public transit open payment bank card system in the U.S., and allows customers to use their own contactless bank cards or NFC mobile phones to pay for fares directly at the rail turnstile or bus farebox. Several years before joining Cubic, John was the Chief Information Officer at the CTA where he designed and built the Chicago Card Plus fare payment system in 2004, the first online account-based transit smart card system in the U.S. to allow customers to use their bank card to auto-load their transit accounts. John has also served as the Deputy Budget Director of the City of Chicago and has held various analyst positions at the Sanwa Bank Ltd., Bankers Trust Company and Deloitte.
John has a bachelor’s degree in finance & accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Shel Leader is a technology and communications systems professional and experienced project manager, active in the development and design of Telecommunication, SCADA, Security, and Networking systems since 1974 working with State and Local and Federal Government, Transportation, Transit, Hospital, University, and Financial customers throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1991, supporting Transportation and Transit systems. Career has been spent working with clients to understand problems, concerns and requirements in order to develop practical technology deployments. Types of systems experience include: Intelligent Transportation Systems; Fiber Cable Deployment; Traffic Management Centers; Transit CAD/AVL systems; E 9-1-1 Operation Centers; computer aided dispatch and wireless systems for public safety; fiber optic SONET and DWDM communication networks; wireless communication systems; 10 GigE fiber backbone and Core system network; University & Hospital systems to provide secure access to sensitive laboratory facilities; Significant work experience merging legacy and new technologies – especially for networks. Author – FHWA, “Telecommunications Handbook for Transportation Professionals”. Shel is a US Air Force Veteran.
Roger Lanctot has 25+ years of experience as a journalist, analyst and consultant advising electronics companies, car companies, wireless carriers, Tier 1 automotive suppliers and developers on product and market development and strategy as it pertains to the future of the automobile and mobility sectors. Roger has conducted and participated in major industry studies, created new research products and services, and advised clients on strategy and competitive issues throughout his career. Roger joined Strategy Analytics after five years at Telematics Research Group, where he built the client base into a broad portfolio, which was sold to iSuppli. He is currently Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics, where he has worked for the past 10 years. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a frequent blogger and keynote speaker. Roger is a member of the TU-Automotive Hall of Fame and was selected as the 2017 Tech Cars Best Analyst or Connected Car Celebrity. In addition to his role on the MaaS America Advisory Committee, he is on the advisory board of AutomobilityLA and the Future Networked Car event put on by the International Telecommunications Union at the Geneva Motor Show.
Bill Ruch is Principal, Bar2 Consulting, and is an executive consultant with over 25 years of experience across fin-tech, business operations and MaaS. Bill’s specialization is in the payments space in both consumer and transit fare payments. Bill spent 20 years based in Sydney, Australia, working with the largest banks around ASIAPAC to advance payments across the region. During his time with American Express, Bill was responsible for the global merchant network in both JAPA and EMEA regions. More recently, Bill was the General Manager responsible for the development, implementation and operation of the OPAL fare payment system in Sydney. This included the implementation of open payments allowing the use of bank card directly to access the transit services. Having worked for and with several of the major automated fare payments organization both in Asia and the US, Bill brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the table. The US is lagging in payments technology compared to both Asia and Europe and Bill believes that MaaS is a great opportunity to advance both payments and improve access to both the banked and unbanked. Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University and his MBA from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia.
Frederic Charlier is Founder and CEO of ClearRoad, Inc. ClearRoad is startup company helping governments to track and to monetize road usage with vehicle data. Frederic is a transportation and mobility services expert with a decade of experience in the conception, implementation and operation of ground-breaking projects. He has worked for several tolling firms such as Sanef, Bip&Go and Emovis and has been a Road Usage Charging (RUC) pioneer since the advent of the industry in the US. Frederic was the project manager for both the Oregon DOT's Account Manager and the Commercial Account Manager in the OReGO program. ClearRoad can help agencies implement road usage pricing systems with pricing signals designed according to local needs, and dynamically adaptable to changing priorities with connected vehicle technology. It does this by leveraging the GPS, cellular and Bluetooth technologies built in or plugged into vehicles as a distributed infrastructure. To encourage interoperability and open markets, ClearRoad pulls data from several connected car companies through an open API. Open data standards, such as the General Bikeshare Feed, LA’s Mobility Data Specifications, or SharedStreets.io ensure that cities can manage and charge any vehicle. So whether people move by car, transit, bike, Mobility-as-as-Service, autonomous vehicle, or some combo, they can make the best choice for themselves based on the fair, equitable, and transparent prices.
Andreas Mai is a Senior Advisor in the Automotive and Mobility practice of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). As thought leader in digital innovation and the future of people and goods transportation he is frequently invited to speak at conferences worldwide. His latest works include “Driving Disruptive Innovation in the Age of Digitization” in the book “Digital or Dead” and “A $5 Trillion Ticket: Funding the Future of Transportation” at TEDx. Prior to joining BCG, Andreas served as EVP Market Development, Digital and Innovation at Keolis, where he was responsible for delivering new mobility solutions to public agencies and communities and his team launched the first autonomous shuttle services in North America. Before Keolis, Andreas built and led Cisco’s connected vehicle business and worked with global automotive manufacturers and suppliers, insurers and mobile service providers to implement digital innovations and disruptive businesses. Andreas founded the technology startup ecomo and advised many senior executives and private equity investors of global automotive manufacturers and suppliers, insurers and mobile service providers as consultant with Roland Berger and PRTM (PWC). Andreas has served on the boards of Octo Telematics, Covisint, and Cohda Wireless, as well as on the Connected Vehicle Trade Association and multiple task forces of the World Economic Forum.
Combining a long-standing interest in transportation policy, mobility technology and urban systems with support from mobility sector colleagues and mentors, Tim, the Executive Director of MaaS America, co-founded the organization with a longtime colleague and fellow mobility advocate Jack Opiola as a place to talk openly about MaaS and advance a framework that reflects America's history, culture and geography. During his 2+ decades in the transport industry, Tim has played lead roles at private companies and non-profit issues-based groups. His time in the private sector at A-to-B USA, GeoToll and Leidos confirmed the importance of financial motives and incentives as drivers of the continuous innovation needed to create services people want. His years at non-profits such as OmniAir, ITSA and IBTTA gave him a unique grasp of the perspectives and pain & pride-points of public sector operators, as well as an appreciation for and ability to marshal and build effective cooperative efforts. Tim saw that among the current associations in the US, none were focused specifically on Mobility as a Service, or were advancing MaaS in terms of serving and advancing the unique American form of mobility. Tim reports that he always enjoyed cities and grew to appreciate urban built environments and how they worked during his stint as a historic renovation worker in downtown Philadelphia. He took this interest to Virginia Tech where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Urban Planning.
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