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January 2018 Newsletter
WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT
 
Hello Fellow and Future WTS Colleagues,
 
As I begin a term as president of the Greater D/FW Chapter of WTS, my first order of newsletter business is to thank outgoing President Belinda Pate and the Chapter Board of Directors for making our Chapter productive and fun. I look forward to working with all of you to sustain and enhance that success.
 
I thought the second order of newsletter business should be to give you an idea about where I fit in the transportation industry. I currently serve as the Public Information and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Manager for Pegasus Link Constructors, LLC.  In this role, I administer the federal subcontracting/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program and oversee and manage the marketing and public information efforts for the Southern Gateway Project, and more notable, what is known as the Horseshoe Project in downtown Dallas. I have been involved with program management, workforce development and community relations for 15 years, and I have worked in highway construction and the transportation industry for the past 10 years. I have been a member of WTS for 7 years, and have served in various capacities on committees and the board.
 
But enough about me and before I become the president who couldn't end a newsletter column...
 
I am excitedly looking forward to a great WTS year. There are so many wonderful ways to be involved in our efforts to mentor students, create opportunities and provide fabulous networking opportunities. I'll be talking more about that in future editions.
 
Until then...
 
Adrienne Williams
President, WTS Greater D/FW Chapter
JANUARY PROGRAM

MEET TOYOTA EVENT: January 19, 2018

There's a new campus in town and the Greater D/FW WTS Chapter got to see it on Friday, January 19th.
 
Toyota was a fabulous host for our monthly program. We learned what it takes to move 4,000 people from various office locations including California to Texas in a company effort to consolidate facilities and foster better communications between three of Toyota's divisions -- manufacturing, sales and financing.
 
Our presenter and tour guide was a delight and entertained us as he told us Toyota's story and took us on a tour of the new campus.
 
And what a campus it is!  Several restaurants, an exercise facility complete with rock climbing wall, and a health center where you can receive medical attention are a part of the campus. Rooms that would hold 25 people, 50 people and more, small phone or huddle rooms, casual seating clusters to allow team meetings, and social media pods are among the more than 500 meeting spaces they have on the grounds. The architecture allows for natural light in every space on the campus, and large monitors are available for wayfinding. And, throughout the campus, there are displays -- big and small -- promoting Toyota's sponsorship of the Olympics.
UPCOMING EVENTS
CI Summit 2018 2018 WTS Annual Conference in San Diego

Register Now!
WTS International is hosting its 2018 annual conference, "Driving the Waves of Change," in San Diego, California, May 16-18, 2018! REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 ANNUAL WTS CONFERENCE WILL OPEN SOON! 

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JOB BANK
Marketing and PR Specialists

Looking for your next opportunity or a new addition to your team? Check our the Greater D/FW Chapter's Job Bank at  www.wtsinternational.org/greaterdallas/job-postings/
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

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
  • Communications Committee
Send an e-mail to: communications@wtsgreaterdfw.com which committee you wish to serve in.
WTS MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS & RATES - 2018

WTS fosters interaction among members of the transportation industry, on both professional and personal levels, and is dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in transportation. Through sponsorship, corporations have ready access to a wealth of transportation expertise, contact with industry professionals, agencies, and other corporations nationwide. Corporate Partnership fees are divided between the local chapter WTS Scholarship Fund and the chapter operating budget.

With your support, the Greater D/FW Chapter of WTS can continue providing informative luncheon programs, recognition of local transportation leaders, scholarships for women pursuing a career in transportation, and professional development programs.

CONTRIBUTION LEVELS AND BENEFITS
 
TITANIUM - $ $2500+$180 per additional member (over 5)
Includes Items below for 5 (plus) members and
Unlimited Corporate Staff Attendance to local events at Member Rates
 
PLATINUM - $2000
Includes items below for 4 members and a
One (1) time article in chapter newsletter (and listing in all chapter newsletters)
 
GOLD - $1500
Includes items below for 3 members and a
One (1) opportunity to participate in a monthly luncheon meeting as the Corporate Spotlight
 
SILVER - $1000
Includes items below for 2 members
 
BRONZE - $750
  1.  Recognition in Chapter Newsletter and at Events
  2. Chapter Membership Directory
  3. One (1) individual membership to the local chapter (includes national membership)
  4. Certificate of Appreciation awarded at the annual banquet
  5. One (1) ticket to the Annual Awards Event
  6. Special Reception for Corporate Partners
  7. Free Job Postings on WTS Website
 
SMALL BUSINESS - $500
Bronze member benefits for firms with less than 10 employees carrying Texas DBE/SBE certification

For more information on Corporate Partnerships, please contact Diane Gollhofer, P.E. at diane@DGRconsultants.com.
INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE SPONSORS
Strategic Partners and Trailblazers
CORPORATE SPONSORS
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Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Officers:
President
Adrienne Williams

Vice President
Darla Payberah, P.E., CFM

Secretary
Caren Chambers, P.E., CFM

Treasurer
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


Please submit WTS D/FW Chapter News items to:
communications@wtsgreaterdfw.com