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 - is the number larger than that? transportation professionals. The execution might have changed over the years--WTS has more than 8,500 members and 60 professional chapters--but the goals remain the same.


Thank you for being a part of the WTS journey!


Your Arkansas Chapter Board

Keli Wylie


Keli is Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP) Administrator at Arkansas Department of Transportation, where she coordinates and oversees preliminary engineering and construction services for the program’s 36 projects statewide.

Jessie Jones


Jessie is Division Head of Transportation Planning and Policy at ARDOT, where she leads transportation planning activities and provides support for program and project implementation.

Suzanne Peyton


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.

Jenny Cochran


Jenny is a Project Controls Specialist with experience in project management, risk analysis, and process analysis and design. She is currently developing material testing tools for ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program.

Leslie Davis


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.

Sasha Cerrato


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.


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

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.

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