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Since 1977, WTS International, then called Women’s Transportation Seminar, has focused on promoting the advancement of women in the transportation industry.


Women were largely discouraged from participating in professional associations – unless the activities were deemed educational. In response, a pioneering group of women organized luncheons and workshops, deemed acceptable as “seminars.” They supported one another, used their connections to advance each other, and began to idealize a more diverse, inclusive and equitable transportation industry.


Today, the WTS International is a vibrant and essential part of an industry of more than 40,000 transportation professionals. WTS has more than 8,500 members and 60 professional chapters.


Thank you for being a part of the WTS journey!

Arkansa Chapter Board

Your Arkansas Chapter Board

Keli Wylie

Chapter President

Keli is Alternative Project Delivery Administrator at Arkansas Department of Transportation, where she oversees the Design Build, Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC), and Progressive Design Build programs statewide.  She also manages the Department’s Connecting Arkansas Program, which includes 36 projects that widen and improve approximately 200 miles of highways and interstates.

Jessie Jones

Chapter Treasurer

Jessie is Division Head of Program Management at ARDOT, where she supports management of the federal-aid highway programs in the areas of program development and project delivery.

Sasha Cerrato

Communication Chair

Sasha is a team leader on Garver’s communications team. She has over ten years of experience in strategic marketing and the technical programs used in visual communication and branding.

Amanda Furr

Membership Chair

Amanda serves as Vice President, Office Executive at corporate partner Michael Baker International.

Jenny Cochran

Chapter Vice President

Jenny is a project manager primarily focused on business intelligence and finance. She is also experienced in project controls, risk and process analyses, and engineering design. She developed a first-of-its-kind material testing tool for ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program.

Leslie Davis

Chapter Secretary

Leslie is VP and Principal of Harbor. With over 20 years of experience, she guides clients through environmental compliance requirements associated with permits, regulatory programs, and local corporate policies.

Suzanne Peyton

Program Chair

Suzanne is a senior aviation planner and team leader with over 20 years of aviation infrastructure planning and engineering experience. She helps airport leadership and commissions develop master plans for infrastructure and operations to meet long term aviation demand and provide regulatory compliance.

Our Mission

Our Mission

WTS attracts, sustains, connects and advances women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. To fulfill this mission, WTS operates under a specific vision with core values, goals, and guiding principles behind all of its activities and programs.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Equity and access for women in transportation.

Our Guiding Principles

  • WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.

  • Advancing women in transportation is key to building the transportation industry.

  • A strong international organization enables members, chapters and communities within WTS to achieve our shared vision.

  • WTS can shape future generations of transportation leaders.

  • WTS is committed to ethical leadership, integrity and respect for all.

  • The WTS spirit of community, inclusiveness, and mutual support is one of our greatest assets.

Guiding Principles
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