Jack Evans, Chair, was appointed to the Metro Board of Directors as the Principal Director, representing the District of Columbia, in January 2015. Mr. Evans has served on the Council of the District of Columbia (Ward 2) since 1991. At the Council, Jack serves as Chair of the Council's Committee on Finance and Revenue, which oversees the District's finances and tax policy. He also serves on the Committee on Transportation and the Environment and the Committee on the Judiciary. Evans previously served as the Council's representative to the Board of Directors of WMATA from 1992-1999 (Board Chair, 1994 and 1997) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments/COG (Board Chair, 1995). He received an economics degree with honors (cum laude) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1978.
Keturah D. Harley, First Vice Chair, was appointed to the Board in April of 2015 representing Maryland. She is an attorney whose professional experience includes work in the federal government as an Appellate Litigation Attorney at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and more recently with the District of Columbia Public Employee Relations Board (PERB), where she served as General Counsel and Executive Director (Acting).
She holds a J.D. from Howard University and a B.A. from Trinity College, is a Licensed Mediator, and has been admitted to the Bar in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the State of Florida, as well as federal appellate courts including the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a resident of Prince George's County.
Jim Corcoran, Second Vice Chair, was appointed to the Metro Board in February 2015 representing the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since April, 2010, Jim Corcoran has served as President & CEO of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce ("Fairfax Chamber"). Under Jim Corcoran's leadership the Fairfax Chamber has grown to a $2.5 Million Chamber of significant influence.
Prior to joining the Fairfax Chamber, Jim served fourteen years at the National Confectioners Association and the Chocolate Manufacturers Association; a 700 member Washington, DC based national trade association. During his tenure, NCA grew in influence for the confectionery industry growing membership from 350 to more than 700 members.
Earlier in his career, Jim was a minority owner and Director of Sales & Marketing for Richardson Brands, a $25 Million confectionery company and spent time with Fortune 500 companies Borden and Del Monte in various sales and marketing management positions.
Jim earned his MBA from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ and his BS in Food Marketing from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
David L. Strickland was appointed to the Metro Board in June of 2016. Most recently, he has served as the fourteenth Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). Prior to his appointment at NHTSA, Mr. Strickland spent 8 years on the Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation as Democratic Senior Counsel. Mr. Strickland began his career as an associate at a Washington, DC-based law firm.
Michael Goldman was appointed to the Metro Board of Directors as a Principal Director, representing the State of Maryland, in June 2013. Mr. Goldman has practiced in the areas of international, antitrust, and transportation law since 1972. Mr. Goldman is currently an active member of the District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association sections on antitrust and administrative law, and the Forum on Air & Space Law. Mr. Goldman holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Temple University. He has been a named partner with Silverberg, Goldman & Bikoff since 1992.
Mr. Goldman represents U.S. airports and U.S. and foreign airlines in regulatory matters before the DOT, FAA, and DHS; antitrust/competition law issues before DOJ and DOT; international civil aviation negotiations between the U.S. and foreign countries; aviation-related legislative matters before the Congress; and litigation in state and federal courts.
Catherine Hudgins joined the Metro Board in January 2004 as an Alternate Director. She was appointed as Principal Director in 2008 representing Fairfax County, VA and served as Chair in both 2011 and 2012. Mrs. Hudgins was elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in November 1999 and is currently serving her third term. She is Chairperson of the Fairfax County Board's Human Services and Housing and Community Development Committees. Mrs. Hudgins is a member of the Transportation Planning Board, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Human Services Policy Committee. In 2010, she served as Chairman of Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and is a member of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. Additionally, Mrs. Hudgins is the Immediate Past President of the Virginia Association of Counties. She was previously a member of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics Education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master's of Public Administration from George Mason University.
Carol Carmody was appointed to the Metro Board in June of 2016. She served for five years as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, was appointed Vice Chairman by President Clinton and served twice as Acting Chairman. Her government career included the Senate Commerce Committee, and Departments of State and Transportation. After retiring from government she was Director of Transportation Initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration.
Tom Bulger was appointed to the Metro Board in July 2011 as an Alternate Director for the District of Columbia. He is President of Government Relations Inc, and has been a federal advocate and policy consultant who represents private and public clients before the Congress and the Administration. After spending the first few years of his career in the Office of Management and Budget in Fairfax County, VA, Mr. Bulger was an environmental policy director and legislative representative at the National Association of Counties. During this period he worked to secure federal programs and funding that helped the nation's counties. Of particular interest were environmental initiatives affecting the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Air Act, and federal transportation legislation.
As the Director of Policy and Legislation at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Tolling Authority for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, he was instrumental in modifying the Federal Transit Urban Formula program in 1982. He has also had extensive involvement with the Federal New Starts program, federal housing programs, the creation of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program, and the 1990 Clean Air Act and federal project funding strategies.
Mr. Bulger had the honor of serving as policy advisor to the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission created by SAFETEA-LU. This Commission is considered the most important commission to be formed since the Clay Commission in the 1950s that created the federal highway system. This Congressional Commission was tasked with plotting a course for the federal transportation system for the next 50 years. He is an undergrad and grad school alumnus of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. He is married to Diana K. Bulger.
Malcolm Augustine joined the Board in July of 2015 after being appointed alternate Director for Prince George's County. With over twenty years of experience, Mr. Augustine is a seasoned multi-channel marketing, sales, analytics and customer relationship executive in the direct marketing sector with specialty in higher education, non-profit, and healthcare. At Intra Mail Network, Malcolm manages customer relationships and nurtures new prospects within the higher education sector for many of the largest direct marketers in the United States. Prior to Intra Mail Network, Malcolm provided sales and marketing communications consulting services to a variety of clients within the healthcare and non-profit sectors. At Eltrex Industries, a multi-faceted company with business lines in printing, mailing, and manufacturing, Malcolm built multi-million dollar customer relationships. Along the way, Malcolm has consistently kept a foot in the world of entrepreneurship with ventures in telecommunications’ and healthcare.
Malcolm previously served as Chair of the Prince George's County Cable Commission and currently serves on the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, as a team member on the Kentland/Palmer Park Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative, on the Executive Board of Progressive Cheverly, and the Advisory Board at Saint Ambrose Catholic School of Cheverly, MD. Malcolm holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.
Christian Dorsey joined the WMATA Board in January of 2016. He was elected to the Arlington County Board in November, 2015. Christian also represents Arlington on the boards of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Additionally, he serves as one of three Arlington commissioners of The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC).
Christian is a senior leader at the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank that promotes economic policies that foster broadly shared prosperity. Christian is also a diversity and communications consultant and has helped many colleges and universities, schools, community groups, non-governmental organizations and area government agencies become more aware of the impact of unintentional bias in their work.
Anthony E. Costa joined the Metro Board in July 2014 as an Alternate Director representing the federal government. He is currently Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the General Services Administration. In this role, Mr. Costa is leading GSA's efforts to assess the federal government presence over the coming years and help direct future real estate activities to encourage the provision of environments where communities, and employees, can live, work and thrive.
Previously, Mr. Costa was GSA's Chief Human Capital Officer and led the agency-wide development and implementation of GSA's human capital strategic plan. He also served as Associate Administrator in the Office of the Administrator. He has extensive leadership and management experience, having served in various senior executive leadership positions within GSA's Public Building Service; including serving as its Acting Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Regional Commissioner for the National Capital Region. Mr. Costa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Bucknell University and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has received several honors for outstanding performance, including the Walter Washington District Champion Award, presented by Leadership Greater Washington in 2008. Mr. Costa was also the recipient of Presidential Rank Awards in 2002 for Meritorious Executive and in 2004 for Distinguished Executive.
Leif A. Dormsjo joined the Board in March of 2015 after being appointed as an Alternate Director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). As of March 17, 2015, the Council of the District of Columbia confirmed the Director. Mr. Dormsjo recently served as Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) since 2012. In this capacity, he oversaw a $4.8 billion annual budget as the Chief Operating Officer for the 10,000-employee department comprising the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the Port of Baltimore, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, and an extensive mass transit and highway network.
He received a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. Mr. Dormsjo earned a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, with a concentration in transportation policy and urban affairs.
Kathy Porter joined the Metro Board in January 2011 as Alternate Director from Montgomery County, MD. She was mayor of the City of Takoma Park, MD, from 1997 to 2007 and served on the Takoma Park City Council from 1991 to 1997. Ms. Porter represented Takoma Park on the Metropolitan Washington Transportation Planning Board for nearly 15 years, serving as chair of the board in 2000. From 2003 to 2006, she chaired the Transportation Planning Board's Access for All Committee, charged with bringing representatives from disadvantaged groups into the transportation planning process. From 2006 to 2007, she chaired the Board's Human Service Transportation Coordination Committee. Ms. Porter holds a Master's of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and an A.B. from Radcliffe College.
Paul C. Smedberg joined the WMATA Board in January of 2016 representing the Commonwealth of VA. He was first elected to the Alexandria City Council in 2003, was re-elected for a fifth term in November 2015.
A member of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board since 2005, he currently serves as its Vice-Chairman after having served as Chair in 2013. Professionally he is Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs at the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Mr. Smedberg earned degrees in economics and history from Allegheny College and is a Fellow, Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.
Robert C. Lauby was appointed to the Metro Board in June of 2016. He has 37 years of railroad and rail transit experience involving safety, security, accident investigation, project management, project engineering, manufacturing, and vehicle maintenance. His current position is Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). In this role, he provides regulatory oversight for rail safety in the United States and oversees the development and enforcement of safety regulations and programs related to the rail industry.