BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ted Rieck

President

Ted Rieck is the general manager of Tulsa Transit, a position he has held since 2017. Ted has more than 35 years of transit experience spanning operations, planning, technology and community partnerships. He also served as the chief executive officer of the Indianapolis transit system, where he reversed a 15-year ridership decline. Prior to joining Tulsa Transit, Ted was a transit consultant both independently as well as with national architect, engineering and planning firms. He was also Vice Chair of the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance, a transit advocacy group. Ted earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Rockhurst University and a Master’s of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University.

Term Expires 2022

Ryan Landers

Vice President

Ryan Landers is the general manager for LATS and has been with system since 2015. He has more than 10 years of transit experience in operations and management contracts for fixed route and para-transit. Prior to LATS, Ryan was the operations director for Mountain Metro Transit in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ryan has always been involved in transit since he graduated with a Business Administration degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth, Texas. After college Ryan interned at Trinity Metro formerly known as the T in Fort Worth.

Term Expires 2022

Brent Morey

Secretary

Brent Morey is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and holds master’s degrees in public administration and human relations. He began his career with Community Action in 1981 and was responsible for writing the initial grant for one of the first four rural public transit systems in Oklahoma in 1984 and became director of Red River Transportation Service. Brent was appointed as executive director of Community Action Development Corporation in 1986. He has served two terms as president for both the Oklahoma Transit Association and the Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies.

Term Expires 2022

Erica Pogue

Treasurer

Erica Pogue is the Transit Director for JAMM Transit a sub-division of INCA Community Services, Inc. and she also serves as the Associate Director for INCA. She has worked for the agency since 2006 serving in many different capacities. Erica has a Master Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources.

Term Expires 2022

Angie Gilliam

Immediate Past President

Angie Gilliam, an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation, is the director of the Transportation Services Department for the Chickasaw Nation, a role she has served in since 2007. In addition to her service on the OTA board, Angie also serves on the board of the Community Transportation Association of America, is the transit sub-committee chair for Oklahoma Tribal Transportation Council and a member of the Southwest Transit Association executive board. Angie was also appointed and represented the Oklahoma tribes on the Oklahoma Governor’s United We Ride Council.

Term Expires 2022

Micky Flynn

5310 At-Large Director

Micky Flynn has served as the Director of Operations for MAGB Transportation the past six years. Micky came to MAGB with 13 years of banking experience and seven years of full-time church ministry experience. While MAGB Transportation had been in existence and serving Northwest Oklahoma since the mid-1980s; almost immediately following his hiring at MAGB in July of 2014, Micky assisted in finalizing MAGB’s New Start 5311 application for Major and Woods counties and has been very active in all areas of transit operations including 5311, 5310, and 5339 grant management, accounting, human resources, dispatching, scheduling, training, and even a little driving when needed. MAGB Transportation is continuing to serve and expand service into the northwestern-most counties of Oklahoma as well as the Panhandle. Micky holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduating in 2001.

Term Expires 2022

 

John Hendrickson

Affiliate At-Large Director

 

Term Expires 2022

Amy Hill

Tribal At-Large Director

Amy (Marshall) Hill is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Nation.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has been with the Muscogee Nation Tribal Transportation program since 2014 and currently serves as the Transportation Coordinator.  Since joining the staff of the Muscogee Nation Tribal Transportation her primary focus has been on administration of the Transit Program, Grant Management and Reporting, Transit Safety and Compliance, and administration of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.  Amy is dedicated to honoring the Muscogee Nation Tribal Transportation’s mission to provide the tribal members and the general public with transit services in order to access jobs, recreational activities, shopping, tribal services and veterans’ services within the eleven counties of the Muscogee Nation jurisdictional boundaries.

Term Expires 2022

Chris Ishmael

Associate Member At-Large Director

For nearly 20 years, Chris Ishmael was a noteworthy leader in the telecom world (i.e., Southwestern Bell, BellSouth, US West and finally Qwest Communications) before jumping into the world of small business.  While you know Chris from his current business, CWI Digital Systems, he can also be accredited with contributions to his community in Allen, Tex.  Chris established the girl’s lacrosse league at the grade school level and eventually, in concert with Allen Independent Public Schools, establishing the high school team for the mighty Eagles.  By the time the first class of lacrosse players graduated, five of the players ended up with college scholarships. Chris is the President and co-owner of CWI Digital Systems out of Van Alstyne, Tex. and has 17 years of experience in fleet technology.  Chris holds an MBA from Webster University and provides mentorship for young people seeking collegiate paths and career choices at his church and local community.  Chris is an Okie from Atoka County. He iss married to the other co-owner of CWI Digital Systems, Gwen and has three children Kyle, Ryan and Ashley and six beautiful grand-children who he loves to spoil.

Term Expires 2022

Taylor Johnson

Small Urban At-Large Director

Taylor Johnson is the Public Transit Coordinator for the City of Norman. Taylor has more than five years of transit experience in planning, civil rights, grants management, and reporting. Prior to his current position, he worked for ACOG (the central Oklahoma metropolitan planning organization) and the University of Oklahoma transit system (CART). Taylor earned a Master of Regional and City Planning and Bachelors of Arts in Geography from the University of Oklahoma.

Term Expires 2023

Kendra McGeady

Rural At-Large Director

Kendra Sue McGeady has served as director of transit for Pelivan Transit and Northeast Oklahoma Tribal Transit Consortium, owned and operated by Grand Gateway Economic Development Association, since 2016. The system, located in northeast Oklahoma, operates in seven counties and provides transit services for the general public as well as the Cherokee, Peoria, Ottawa, Quapaw, Modoc, Miami, Shawnee, Eastern Shawnee, Wyandotte and Seneca Cayuga tribes. Kendra is past president of the Vinita Rotary Club and serves as Chairwoman of the Cherokee Phoenix Editorial Board of Directors. She also serves on the Oklahoma Transit Association Advocacy Committee. Kendra is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation.

Term Expires 2022

Jeannie McMillin

Rural At-Large Director

Since 2003, Jeannie McMillin has served as director of Little Dixie Transit that operates five dispatch locations within a tri-county service area in southeastern Oklahoma. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Jeannie began her career with Little Dixie Community Action Agency in 2000 as a site supervisor for Little Dixie Transit for the Hugo dispatch office. She was promoted to the assistant director/operations manager position that she held until becoming transit director in 2003. Under her leadership, Little Dixie Transit doubled in size in terms of number of vehicles, employees and trip volume. In 2011, Jeannie was awarded OTA’s Transit Professional of the Year and she served as OTA president from 2013-15.

Term Expires 2022

Jesse Rush

Urban At-Large Director

Jesse Rush joined the City of Oklahoma City in 2014 as project manager for the MAPS 3 Riversport Rapids whitewater rafting and kayaking center on the Oklahoma River. Riversport Rapids was a $57 million, two-year project that was completed on time and under budget. Jesse was also the project manager for the MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar project, a $131 million project that includes the purchase of seven modern streetcar vehicles, a 28,000-square-foot storage and maintenance facility and the construction of 4.8 miles of track. Jesse was announced the Streetcar Operations Director in 2016 and is responsible for the hiring of all key managers, purchase of all equipment and FTA and state safety oversight coordination. His responsibilities also include the coordination of all city departments and communicating with local business and property owners.

Term Expires 2022

Dawn Sullivan

ODOT/Ex Officio

Dawn Sullivan was named the deputy director for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in May 2019, effective in July 2019. In this senior staff position, Sullivan oversees all day-to-day administration and strategic planning for the department. Sullivan began her career as an engineering student at the Sand Springs Residency in 1988 and continued as a student engineer as part of the OU Bridge Design Squad. In 2000, she worked as an assistant division engineer for the Planning & Research Division before being promoted to division engineer. Sullivan then became the division engineer for the then-newly formed Environmental Programs Division in 2007. In 2016, she was named the Director of Capital Programs where she remained until becoming the deputy director. Sullivan has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and has been a professional engineer since 1995.