Executive Committee & Board of Directors

The Officers of the Executive Committee and the Directors of the Board are elected by the Members of the Association and are selected to ensure geographical representation.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Officers of the Association and the Vice Chair-Canadian Members of the American Public Transportation Association who sits as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee. Executive Officers serve a term of one year:


Bob Paddon

First Vice Chair
Daniel Bergeron

Immediate Past Chair
John King

Vice Chair - Finance
Eric Gillespie

Vice Chair - Communications & Public Affairs
Laurent Chevrot

Vice Chair - Technical Services
Gary McNeil

Vice Chair - Education & Human Resources Development
Suzanne Connor 

Vice Chair - Small Transit Systems
Ron Westlake

Vice Chair - Business Members
Chris Akiyama

Vice Chair - Business Members
Mario Péloquin

Vice Chair - Municipal Councils
Russ Powers

Vice Chair - Integrated Mobility

Honourary Counsel
Brian Leck

President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Roschlau

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of up to forty-five (45) Directors, including those Directors serving on the Executive Committee. It comprises large and small transit system members, specialized transit, national and regional committee chairs, business members, government agency members, affiliate members and foreign transit system members. The Directors of the Board serve a term of two years:


Angela Allain
Nadine Bernard
Phillippe Bellon
Tony D'Alessandro
Pat Delmore
France Dompièrre
Larry Ducharme
Dennis Fletcher
John Ford
Stéphane Forget
David Guthrie

Bob Howe
Don Hull
Peggy Hunt
Angela Iannuzziello
Marc Laforge
Renée Lafrenière
John Lieou
Cheri Malo
John Manconi
Bob McDonald
Audra McKinley

Alain Mercier
Lorenzo Mele
Doug Morgan
Ron Mullins
Bob Pinet
Judy Powell
Roy Rice
Roger Sauvé
Paul Smith
Joan Taylor
Dave Wardrop