The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has named Eric Reese, a Gannett Fleming vice president and Transit & Rail Global Business Line business development leader, to its 2019 Leadership APTA program.
“Leadership APTA is a fantastic program for fostering and developing future leaders, and I am excited for this opportunity for Eric as our first participant,” said Bryan Mulqueen, PE, an executive vice president and Transit & Rail Global Business Line director. “Our commitment to APTA is further strengthened with this appointment, and we look forward to having others participate in the coming years.”
According to the APTA website, Leadership APTA is the “premier professional development program designed to develop and support those experienced managers and leaders aspiring to hold senior and executive leadership positions in APTA, their organizations, and the public transportation industry.”
Reese recently participated in an APTA exchange program between transportation leaders in the U.S. and Canada. He met with legislators, transportation ministers, and senior executives in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver to learn about the transportation industry in Canada and bring back best practices.
Reese, who has worked in the industry for nearly 20 years, joined Gannett Fleming in January 2018. He helps define and build strategies for expanding the Transit & Rail Global Business Line while leading the implementation of best practices for client service and capture management. He is affiliated with the Secure Technology Alliance, the Government Finance Officers Association of America, and numerous social services groups in the Chicago area.
“Representing Gannett Fleming as part of the Leadership APTA Class of 2019 is exciting, especially given the competitiveness of the program and the caliber of participants,” said Reese. “I will have the opportunity to work with numerous transportation industry leaders, current and up-and-coming, to expand our relationships with countless transportation organizations.”