Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma Transit Association (OTA), Mark Nestlen is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the statewide organization that serves as the state’s voice for public transit. OTA is comprised of urban, small urban, rural and tribal transit members all focused on one, overarching priority: To improve the mobility and access for all Oklahomans. With more than 10 million rides furnished statewide every year, OTA members offer opportunity for thousands of Oklahomans daily. Under his leadership, OTA will continue to promote public transit at the local, state and federal level, telling the story and expressing the transit needs of Oklahoma citizens. OTA also provides continuing education for its members, ensuring the highest level of professionalism and service among public transit providers.
Manager of Development
Olivia Hook is the Manager of Development at the Oklahoma Transit Association where she is responsible for grant writing and implementation. She also specializes in mobility improvement planning, project implementation, and essential coordination of existing transportation services. Previously, she served as a Statewide Mobility Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Transportation where her primary responsibilities included leading the Mobility Management Program that provides mobility solutions for Ohio residents, HST Coordinated Plan management and the Regions Pilot Project. Olivia spearheaded initiatives by building core fundamentals in each area of mobility management, bringing the program to an advanced level of service. Olivia is knowledgeable in federal transportation funding options and the importance of person-centered planning in order to meet the mobility needs of all Oklahomans.