The Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), which is America’s top high-tech transportation association, recently selected Regina Hopper as its president and CEO.
Hopper, a veteran executive of major industry associations in Washington, has experience with communications, public policy advocacy, law and media. She was previously president and CEO of the Natural Gas Alliance, where she established its operations in 23 states.
“We are at an important juncture in the future of our nation’s transportation infrastructure,” Kirk Steudle, ITS America board chair and director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, said. “ITS America’s mission is to bring together the transportation, technology and research communities to further innovation and deployment of intelligent transportation technology. The board is confident Regina will advance ITS America’s advocacy positions by bringing these important policy opportunities to new audiences in dynamic ways.”
Hopper will assume her duties on May 18.
“Advances in research and technology have ushered in a new era of transportation innovation that is dramatically improving vehicle and highway safety, reducing traffic congestion, improving mobility and creating cost-savings for the traveling public," Hopper said. "Working with ITS America members and partners, we will create initiatives that will encourage further innovation and deployment and broaden the dialogue around how faster adoption of these high-tech solutions can begin to address our nation’s transportation challenges.”