Transportation for America is pleased to announce the appointment of Erika Young as Director of Strategic Partnerships, leading the expansion of a diverse coalition that is committed to reinvigorating our nation’s investment in transportation.
Ms. Young comes to T4America from the National Association of Regional Councils, where as transportation director she helped to formulate the organization’s positions on federal transportation legislation and oversaw a coalition advocating on their behalf. NARC is a non-profit trade association representing regional collaborations of local government, serving their advocacy and professional development needs in the fields of transportation, environment, homeland security, and economic and community development.
At T4America, in addition to recruiting new members and allies, she will oversee the organization’s field offices in the states and serve as the primary liaison to current partners.
“Erika brings expertise in both transportation and coalition-building, precisely the combination we need as we reach out to new allies in making the case for stronger, smarter investment in transportation at the federal, state and metropolitan levels,” said James Corless, director of Transportation for America. “With her background at NARC, she also understands the critical role that metropolitan regions play in the modern economy, and the need for federal and state support to realize the potential for prosperity.”
“As the nation struggles with the difficult questions of how to pay for overdue transportation investments, T4America will continue to be an important voice,” Young said. “I am honored to join them and support their efforts by recruiting new and diverse allies.”
Erika assumes her new role on Aug. 6 and will be working from T4America’s office in Washington, D.C.
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