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Department of Transportation Internet News Release
Columbus- Today, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Gordon Proctor gave the keynote address to members of the Womens Transportation Seminar (WTS) Columbus Chapter at their annual meeting. Proctor, in his second year as director, addressed the group regarding the departments vision for transportation in the new millennium.
"WTS offers a unique opportunity to discuss
transportation strategies that will enable Ohio to continue to be
competitive in our global economy," said Proctor. "It also
provides transportation professionals the ability to share ideas and
network with others in their field."
Proctor also received, on behalf of ODOT, the
employer of the year award, recognizing the departments ongoing
support of the goals and purposes of WTS dedication to excellence in
transportation through the achievement and success of women.
"Our organization is very appreciative of the
support we receive from Director Proctor and the department," said
Susie Gilbert, WTS president and researcher/liaison for ODOTs
Division of Information Technology, Computer Facility Services. "As
director, Mr. Proctor has enhanced the transportation industry by
leading departmental employees to provide excellent services and quality
products to all Ohioans. Also, ODOT also has an outstanding record of
affirmative action hiring and continuing education of its
At the luncheon meeting, members also presented the
WTS Member of the Year Award, and recognized board members and corporate
Founded in 1977, WTS was created through the efforts of 40 women involved in transportation fields in the Washington, D.C. area. Now a national organization, comprised of women and men, of transportation professionals, WTS has established 34 chapters, with nearly 3,000 members, throughout the United States.