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

  • Nicole Griensewic
    Chair: Nicole Griensewic
    Executive Director, Region Nine Development Commission
  • Margaret Anderson Kelliher
    Margaret Anderson Kelliher
    Public Works Director, City of Minneapolis
  • Heidi Lasley Barajas
    Heidi Lasley Barajas
    Interim Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota
  • Gina Buccellato
    Gina Buccellato
    Technical Director, Transportation Safety Division, 3M
  • Christopher B. Clark
    Christopher B. Clark
    President, Xcel Energy–Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • Jay Cowles
    Jay Cowles
    Co-Chair, Itasca Project Transportation Committee
  • Steve Cramer
    Steve Cramer
    President and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council
  • Nancy Daubenberger
    Nancy Daubenberger
    Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Scott Dibble
    Scott Dibble
    Senator, State of Minnesota
  • Bill Dossett
    Bill Dossett
    Executive Director, Nice Ride Minnesota
  • Andrew Furco
    Andrew Furco
    Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, University of Minnesota
  • 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
  • Wendall Meyer
    Wendall Meyer
    Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota Division
  • Joy Miciano
    Joy Miciano
    President, Zan Associates
  • Rolf Nordstrom
    Rolf Nordstrom
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Great Plains Institute
  • Kim Norton
    Kim Norton
    Mayor, City of Rochester
  • Michael Oakes
    Michael Oakes
    Interim Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota
  • John Petersburg
    John Petersburg
    Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Stan Rendon
    Stan Rendon
    Vice President of R&D, Transportation Safety Division, 3M
  • Brian Ryks
    Brian Ryks
    Executive Director, Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • Jake Spano
    Jake Spano
    Mayor, City of St. Louis Park
  • Carol Strohecker
    Carol Strohecker
    Dean, College of Design, University of Minnesota
  • Amanda Taylor
    Amanda Taylor
    Vice President, Research and Intelligence, Greater MSP Partnership
  • Alene Tchourumoff
    Alene Tchourumoff
    Senior Vice President for Community Development and the Center for Indian Country Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Jean Wallace
    Jean Wallace
    Interim Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Joan Willshire
    Joan Willshire
    President, Willshire Consulting
  • Charles Zelle
    Charles Zelle
    Chair, Metropolitan Council