Sandy Thibault, a native Vermonter and Champlain College graduate, has served in the role of Executive Director at CATMA (Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association) since October 2012. With over 20 years experience in transportation demand management (TDM), Sandy is committed to sustaining CATMA’s mission to jointly plan and manage transportation, parking and mobility options and strengthen the organization as a regional gateway connecting businesses, developers and municipalities with sustainable, effective and cost-efficient TDM strategies and solutions.
Thibault joined CATMA in 2002 and has demonstrated leadership and pride in the success of CATMA with a focus on collaborations and key partnerships within membership, with service providers and local, state and national networks. Thibault also takes great pride in a professionally managed comprehensive TDM program tailored to its members.
Sandy participates on the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Transportation Advisory Committee, the Transportation Research Center Advisory Committee, Transportation For Vermont Coalition, Burlington’s 2030 District, and is a collaborative partner at local, regional and state levels. On a national level, Thibault is past President of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) Patriot Chapter and Alum of ACT Leadership Academy.
Sandy loves spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends, and enjoys fishing, reading and puzzles!
Katie has been a key asset to the CATMA organization since 2010 and thrives on creativity, collaboration and strategic thinking. In her role as Associate Director, she works with the leadership team in identifying, planning, defining and implementing development activities and key strategic initiatives to support the mission and vision of CATMA. She engages and works with business leaders and stakeholders to pursue value added opportunities, develop synergies to ensure CATMA is strategically aligned and at the forefront of the TDM locally, regionally and nationally. Over the past 12 years, Katie has been instrumental in CATMA’s success with many contributions, leadership, commitment and commendable work.
Katie’s life, education and work have been spent focused on community organizations, program and project development. Katie is especially pleased to be working with a local organization committed to smart transportation that minimizes costs to the environment, energy and land use, creating local partnerships and collaborations, and a history of excellent customer service to both CATMA members, institutions and the community. Katie is delighted to be an integral part of an energetic innovative team, leading the delivery of Transportation Demand Management programs and services to CATMA members and our community.
Katie is a proud Delawarean, who calls Vermont her home. She loves spending time outdoors with her two kids, husband and a couple dogs.
Marlena is a Senior Marketing Associate at CATMA. With experience in social media, copy writing and community management, Marlena is responsible for outreach and engagement through social media and events. Using her graphic design skills, Marlena helps to execute and communicate CATMA’s vision through its branding and communications. She has a Certificate in Transportation Marketing from the Center for Urban Transportation Research.
Marlena comes to Vermont by way of San Francisco, California, and is passionate about all things transit (She has considered getting a tattoo of her bus route number). In her spare time, Marlena hangs out with her partner and her dog, usually somewhere in the woods.
Emily joins CATMA after graduating from the University of Vermont in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Community Centered Design. She has a passion for sustainable transportation and connecting communities, and believes data is valuable in telling a story to create change. As the Transportation Program Analyst, she is looking forward to managing CATMA’s data collection systems, working with CATMA’s members and partners, and helping advance sustainable transportation in the Chittenden County area. Emily is especially interested in bike and pedestrian infrastructure and how our sustainable commutes brings vibrancy to our community.
As a mountain biker and skier, Emily loves to explore Vermont trails and spend time outdoors with her friends and family.