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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.