DCMore than a dozen of the leading communications representatives from surface transportation associations and organizations met in AEM’s Washington, D.C. office this past Tuesday to take part in the quarterly meeting of the Surface Transportation Communicators DC (STCDC).

The 90-minute meeting gave the group an opportunity to share updates on important communications efforts around existing policy opportunities, shared insights into recent public affairs efforts, and plans for 2020 during an important election year.

Hosting the meeting for AEM were David Ward, Director of Public Affairs for AEM, and Katrina Bishop, Manager of Public Affairs for AEM. Attending the meeting were Andrew Cameron, Communications and Professional Development Facilitator with the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Lloyd Brown, Communications and Marketing Director for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Maggie Kasperski, Marketing and Communications Manager for AASHTO, Alexa Lopez , Senior Manager of Public Affairs and Media Relations for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Kevin Longley, Media Relations Manager with ASCE, Rose Sheridan, Vice President for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), TJ Doyle, Director of Advocacy Communications, APTA, Christine Cimino, Project Manager, Sharp and Company, Paul Mackie, Director of Communications at the Transportation Research Board for the National Academies of Sciences (TRB), Charles Arena, American Public Works Association (APWA), Robert Johnson, Partner with Riester Public Affairs, and John Schneidawind, Vice President of Public Affairs for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

“It was great to host the leading communications professionals representing the surface transportation community here in Washington, D.C.,” said  Ward. “Especially when it comes to helping to advance the policy goals shared by our organizations around public policy topics like infrastructure, it’s critical that this group finds ways to collaborate on a consistent basis.”

The next STCDC meeting will happen in February of 2020.

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