The WTS-Inland Empire (WTS-IE) Chapter held a another lively, informative, and well attended luncheon on July 31, 2019 in Riverside, with the theme of Back to Basics. There theme was based on special guest and the 1st WTS-IE chapter president, Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of Metrolink. Stephanie who started her career in the Inland Empire at SBCTA (formerly SANBAG) and RCTC had a journey dotted with major accomplishments before earning her way in to being 1 of 3 female CEOs of rail agencies nationwide. WTS-IE Vice President of Programs, Carole Sanders presided over the lunch program and acknowledged the theme was also based on the founding board members of WTS-IE including Stephanie Wiggins, Theresa Trevino, Lisa Reece, and Cheryl Donahue. Anne Mayer, Executive Director of RCTC was one of the original advisors to the WTS-IE introduced Stephanie Wiggins. Anne spoke fondly of her relationship with Stephanie while she was at RCTC and how influential she has been to the transportation industry. In her usual charismatic while relatable style, Stephanie provided an overview of the Metrolink organization and her vision to move the agency forward with increased ridership and better customer experiences. The most profound part of her talk was her advice to both young and seasoned professionals to be successful in this industry by using the acronym BASICS.
S=Share Your Vision.
Select photos of the event are included below. WTS-IE thanks all of its Corporate Sponsors and especially thanks the generosity of its Back to Basics Luncheon Sponsors- Arcadis, Terracon, Mark Thomas, and Parsons.
Get Anne's presentation in PDF form here.