Oklahoma Transit Association Names New Executive Director
October 5, 2021
Oklahoma City, OK - [Oct 5, 2021] – Andrea Ball has been named the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Transit Association (OTA), with 20 years of multifaceted experience working in trade association management, communications, and public affairs.
A Kansas native, Ball looks forward to returning to her Midwest roots and serving the 37 transit agencies in Oklahoma as Executive Director. “I’m thrilled to be back working in the Midwest and I look forward to learning about the needs of our 37 Oklahoma transit agencies. The diversity of this OTA membership is what drew me to the position and learning how to best support the needs of the rural, tribal, and urban members will be my first priority,” said Ball.
Ball’s career highlights include addressing the United Nations in 2016 on the digital divide and women as well as being recognized in 2009 by the State Journal as a Generation Next winner, which highlights 40 outstanding business leaders under 40.
“On behalf of OTA, we are excited to have Andrea Ball join our organization as its Executive Director. We are expecting great things from her in setting the right tone with our members and stakeholders as well as building on the momentum of the last four years,” said Ted Rieck, OTA President.
OTA members will get the opportunity to connect with Ball at the upcoming OTA Virtual Conference on Transit Tuesdays. The conference will be each Tuesday in October from 2-5pm and registrations are still being accepted.
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Oklahoma Transit Association
Founded in 1983, the Oklahoma Transit Association (OTA) is the state’s voice for public transit. OTA’s membership is comprised of the 34 urban, small urban, suburban, rural, and tribal transit agencies in the state who share the common priority of providing and improving mobility and access for all Oklahoman's. Industry-related vendors who share that vision also belong to OTA through its Associate Member Program. OTA’s mission is to support public transit through advocacy, education, communication, and partnerships. The organization’s vision is to be distinguished as a leader in the public transit industry by facilitating the enhancement of mobility and access for all Oklahomans.