The International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) recently selected Jason McCartney, PE, Gannett Fleming project manager, to attend its IBTTA 2020 Leadership Academy.
According to Bill Cramer, IBTTA communications director, the organization selected 36 attendees from across the globe to participate in an intensive course taught by internationally recognized tolling industry leaders. Hosted in Washington, D.C., the program included insights into the many facets of toll agency operations, with a healthy dose of self-assessment and problem solving.
"The rigorous coursework during the week-long academy and the ability to learn alongside current and future leaders offered an exciting opportunity for personal growth," said McCartney. “I appreciated the opportunity to network with peers from around the world and enhance my skills and knowledge to assume a role as an innovative leader in the transportation community."
McCartney, with more than 10 years of industry experience, is responsible for the planning, design, and project and construction management of tolling, traffic engineering, and intelligent transportation systems projects. He is the chair of the Future Generations of Gannett Fleming employee resource group, which energizes, engages, and promotes the firm’s next generation of leaders. Additionally, McCartney serves as a vice chair for the IBTTA Young Professionals Council, a recently formed resource for young professionals in the tolling industry to connect, learn from each other, and help drive the future of IBTTA.
“Excellence doesn’t just happen; it gets built by strong leaders. That’s why I believe nothing is more important to our industry than its future leaders. I’m proud to serve as president of an association that puts leadership development at the top of its agenda,” said Samuel Johnson, IBTTA president and Transportation Corridor Agencies’ chief toll operations officer.