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April 2018 Newsletter
Hello Fellow and Future WTS Colleagues,
It has struggled to arrive, but spring may finally be here in North Texas! With this arrival comes renewal and rewards!
There's nothing like the WTS Annual Conference! It is an opportunity to refresh our leadership efforts and professional development tools, enhancing and growing our workplace and  networking  skills. 
This year, WTS International will host their 2018 conference, "Driving the Waves of Change," in San Diego, California, May 16 - 18, 2018. Our very own Daphne King (Hayden Consultants) was selected to participate in  the Executive Women's Roundtable discussion during the conference. We are looking forward to hearing all about it!
Rewards abound for everyone at the Greater D/FW Annual Awards Banquet on April 20th!  While there are many awards to present, everyone attending deserves recognition for their support with this event.  If you haven't registered to attend, please do so as soon as possible. This year promises to be an eventful evening filled with lots of fun and networking!
Additionally, we're encouraging all members of our student WTS Chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington to participate with planning and attending the banquet.
We're just getting started with the year! Watch for more programs, events and opportunities to share!
Until then,
Adrienne Williams
President, WTS Greater D/FW Chapter
Our March Program was nothing short of AMAZING with a great turnout!   Thank you to Craig Atkinson, Vice President of Communication  and Strategic  Services at The Walsh Group, for informing us on various ways creativity is evolving and how to implement it positively in the workplace. We truly appreciate the time and effort, as well as ideas brought to the table!  

April Program  
WTS Annual Awards & Fundraising Banquet

Showcasing: Mayor Betsy Price of Fort Worth, Texas on April 17th.  

Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected in 2011 as the 44th mayor of   the City of Fort Worth. In 2017, Price was re-elected for her fourth, two-year term. As the 16th largest city in the U.S., Fort Worth remains one of the fastest growing large cities in 
the country.

Come and listen to how Mayor Price's efforts have built a strong, more fit and happier City.  Even more so, learn her grand plans for Fort Worth's future in transportation!

Last Chance to Register!  
Please join us for our 2018 Annual Awards and Fundraising Superheroes Ball on Friday evening, April 20! This year our popular annual event includes industry honors, scholarship awards, sit-down dinner, cocktail hour networking, silent and live auctions and multiple raffles.  Proceeds from this banquet support women pursuing careers in transportation fields through scholarships funds and chapter professional development programs. The networking reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the banquet kicks off at 7:00 p.m at The Westin Galleria Dallas. 

We are currently accepting items such as sporting event tickets, gift baskets, gift cards, jewelry, hand bags, hotel stays, airline tickets, wine for our silent auction. Please contact Caren Chambers at or 469-801-8522 if you're interested in donating or for more information.
2018 WTS Annual Conference in San Diego

WT S International is hosting its 2018 annual conference, "Driving the W aves of Change," in San Diego, California, May 16-18, 2018!  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


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Stay connected with the Greater Dallas / Fort Worth Chapter's LinkedIn page.  Just one more way to be "in the know" with the latest and greatest happenings within WTS and the transportation industry. 

Archer Western and DART are HIRING!  

Looking for your next opportunity or a new addition to your team? Check our the Greater D/FW Chapter's Job Bank at

Interested in getting more involved with our Chapter and network quicker with WTS members and leaders? We are looking for new talent to help in the following areas:
  • Mentoring Program
  • Programs Committee
  • Awards Recognition Committee
  • Social Media Chair - Communications
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Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Officers:
Adrienne Williams

Vice President
Darla Payberah, P.E., CFM

Caren Chambers, P.E., CFM

Brenda Smith

Immediate Past President
Belinda Pate

Programs Director
Kimberly Sims

Recognitions Director
Brittney Far, Esq.

Membership Director
Chelsey Smith

Professional Development Director
George Cisneros, P.E.

Communications Director
Ayumi Anderson

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