CATMAChittenden Area Transportation Management Association

CATMA Hires Emily Adams to Steer its Data, Analytics and Reporting and Promotes Marlena Compton to Senior Marketing Associate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 

Contact: Sandy Thibault, Executive Director, CATMA

Winooski, VT, July 24, 2023….The Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA), a regional non-profit providing transportation expertise, solutions and services, is pleased to appoint Emily Adams as its new Transportation Program Analyst. Emily is a recent Bachelor of Science Community Centered Design graduate from the University of Vermont.  

Photo of new Transportation Analyst Emily Adams riding her bike on the Causeway.
“I am so pleased to have Emily on board to lead our data collection, analysis and reporting”, says CATMA Executive Director, Sandy Thibault. “Her knowledge, skills and passion for community centered efforts will be an asset to CATMA and our region.”

As Analyst, Emily will be essential to designing and managing data collection systems, which is fundamental to evaluating the performance of transportation demand management programs, developing innovative mobility options, and calculating the travel behavior and emissions on behalf of CATMA’s members, partners, and the region.

“I am thrilled to join the CATMA team and lead the management of its data, analysis and reports, while engaging with stakeholders about existing and future sustainable transportation solutions,” says Emily.  “The opportunity to demonstrate how commuting choices can strengthen our towns and communities, and protect our environment is exciting.”

In addition, CATMA recently promoted Marlena Compton to Senior Marketing Associate.  Marlena joined CATMA in November 2021, bringing a strong set of social media, marketing, event planning and communications skills and experience to the organization.  She has accelerated CATMA’s social media, marketing and communications and assisted with CATMA’s 2022 inaugural Transportation Summit which has strengthened awareness and support of equitable transportation options, programs and services to our members and community. 
Photo of Marlena Compton enjoying Autumn in Vermont.
“Marlena has been vital to the enhancement of CATMA’s communications and marketing efforts over the last two years” says CATMA Associate Director, Katie Martin. “We are pleased to promote Marlena into a role where we know she will continue to support CATMA’s mission to ensure transparency to the community.”

“It’s deeply rewarding to be part of CATMA’s mission and to work with such a great team,” Marlena says. “From using the awesome new bikeshare to helping folks figure out how to make their commute more sustainable, CATMA is an important part of transportation success in Chittenden County. I’m so proud to play a part.”

For information on CATMA and its 2023 Transportation Summit, visit