CATMAChittenden Area Transportation Management Association

Summit Speakers

2023 Transportation Summit

October 12, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
UVM Davis Center
Burlington, Vermont

The 2nd annual CATMA Transportation Summit is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023 at the beautiful UVM Davis Center in Burlington, Vermont.


Keynote Speakers

Michele Boomhower

Division Director of Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development , Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)

Michele serves as the Division Director of Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development for the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), where she oversees Policy, Planning, Permitting, Research, Mapping, Sustainabilty Implementation (EVs), Environmental Policy, Aviation, Rail, Public Transit, and Public Outreach; a Division of 80 staff with a budget $100 million. She is the key Agency point person in the Vermont legislature leading the development of the agenda and coordination of both state and federal transportation policy. Michele serves as the Agency’s representative to the AASHTO Transportation Policy Forum and the Vermont Climate Council. Michele’s nearly 30-year career has focused on public service including executive positions in regional and metropolitan transportation planning prior to joining VTrans in 2015.

Legislative Panel

Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Senator Thomas Chittenden, Representative Emilie Krasnow, Representative Kate Lalley

Hear from a panel of local legislators reflecting on the day from their positions about Vermont’s transportation opportunities. Moderated by Charlie Baker, Executive Director, CCRPC

Legislator’s bios can be found towards the end of this webpage. 

General Session

Kyle Dodson

Greater Burlington YMCA (GBYMCA)

Lisa Groeneveld

Co-owner & Vice Chair of the Board

Richard Amore

Planning and Outreach Manager
Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development

Megan Sullivan

VP of Government Affairs
Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Housing & Workforce

Charlie Baker

Executive Director
Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

Michael Monte

Champlain Housing Trust

David Blittersdorf

President & CEO
AllEarth Renewables

Equity & Justice

Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale

Chittenden-Southeast District
Vermont State Senate

Dr. Greg Rowangould

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director
UVM Transportation Research Center

Margaret Bass

Principal Owner

Smart Growth Policy

Jessie Baker

City Manager
City of South Burlington

Elizabeth Palchak

Director, Office of Sustainability
University of Vermont

Abby Bleything

Sustainable Transportation Program Manager
University of Vermont

Matt Boulanger

Planning Director
City of Williston

Mobility Solutions

Clayton Clark

General Manager
Green Mountain Transit

Ross MacDonald

Program Manager, Micro-transit
Vermont Agency of Transportation

Leslie McNeice

Manager Technical Training, Staffing, and Transportation
Global Foundries

Legislative Panel

Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale

Chittenden-Southeast District
Vermont State Senate

Senator Thomas Chittenden

Chittenden-Southeast District
Vermont State Senate

Representative Emilie Krasnow

Vermont House of Representatives

Representative Kate Lalley

Vermont House of Representatives

UVM Transportation Research Center (TRC) Student-led Research

The poster session, located in the Silver Maple Ballroom all day, will profile student-led research from the UVM Transportation Research Center (TRC). Posters highlight findings from the TRC’s policy-oriented research on building sustainable and equitable transportation systems in the Vermont context.

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