Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the Center's main decision-making body. It has primary responsibility for providing strategic direction to staff and for overseeing the implementation of CTS programs. It governs the operations of the Center, consistent with University of Minnesota policies, based on input from the Board of Advisors, CTS Councils, and CTS staff.


Current Members

  • George Schember
    Chair: George Schember
    Vice President, Cargill Transportation & Logistics
  • Margaret Anderson Kelliher
    Margaret Anderson Kelliher
    Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Gina Buccellato
    Gina Buccellato
    Technical Director, Transportation Safety Division, 3M
  • Alex Cattelan
    Alex Cattelan
    VP of Engineering, Polaris
  • Christopher B. Clark
    Christopher B. Clark
    President, Xcel Energy–Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • Jay Cowles
    Jay Cowles
    Co-Chair, Itasca Project Transportation Committee
  • Christopher J. Cramer
    Christopher J. Cramer
    Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota
  • Steve Cramer
    Steve Cramer
    President and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council
  • Nancy Daubenberger
    Nancy Daubenberger
    Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Scott Dibble
    Scott Dibble
    Senator, State of Minnesota
  • Bill Dossett
    Bill Dossett
    Executive Director, Nice Ride Minnesota
  • Joseph Favour
    Joseph Favour
    Head, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota
  • Peter Frosch
    Peter Frosch
    CEO, GREATER MSP
  • Andrew Furco
    Andrew Furco
    Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota
  • Nicole Griensewic Mickelson
    Nicole Griensewic
    Executive Director, Region Nine Development Commission
  • Patrick Hessini
    Patrick Hessini
    Vice President of Transportation & Distribution, CHS
  • Joseph Konstan
    Joseph Konstan
    Associate Dean for Research, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Wes Kooistra
    Wes Kooistra
    General Manager, Metro Transit
  • Randy Maluchnik
    Randy Maluchnik
  • Wendall Meyer
    Wendall Meyer
    Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota Division
  • Kjersti Monson
    Kjersti Monson
    Partner, Director of Civic Studio, Duval Companies
  • Dave Montebello
    Dave Montebello
    President and CEO, SRF Consulting Group Inc.
  • Kim Norton
    Kim Norton
    Mayor, City of Rochester
  • John Petersburg
    John Petersburg
    Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Brian Ryks
    Brian Ryks
    Executive Director, Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • Catherine Squires
    Catherine Squires
    Associate Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Joan Willshire
    Joan Willshire
    President, Willshire Consulting
  • Charles Zelle
    Charles Zelle
    Chair, Metropolitan Council