City of San Diego
Councilmember Mark Kersey represents City of San Diego's 5th District. He is currently the Chair of the Council's standing Committee on Infrastructure and Vice Chair of the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee. He is also a member of the Charger Review Committee, and the Budget & Government Efficiency Committee.
Energy Policy Initiatives Center, USD
Nilmini Silva-Send is the senior policy analyst at USD's Energy Policy Initiatives Center, where she contributes research and analysis to EPIC's ongoing energy and climate change projects. Currently she is researching energy use and costs and benefits of measures to develop greater efficiency in road transportation in the San Diego region. Silva-Send has conducted legal and technical analysis of environmental laws in Europe and the U.S. throughout her career. She has also taught upper level and graduate level international law courses in Germany.
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
Andy Hanshaw, MPA, has been Executive Director at the SDCBC since July of 2011. He is also the founder and organizer of the annual Bike The Bay community bike ride that takes place each August in San Diego. A career nonprofit and development professional, he has led efforts to help small businesses working with Business Improvement Districts in San Diego and Portland, Oregon and he also led fundraising efforts for the recently completed San Diego State University Alumni Center.
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Paul Jablonski began his career in the transit industry at an early age by driving a bus for the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. He then moved on to the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) in Albany, N.Y., where he was an assistant to the executive director of the system. Jablonski then transferred to the private sector, working for ATE, where he was assigned to develop a transportation system in Saudi Arabia. During his nearly four-and-a-half-year stint overseas, his company managed about 60-plus systems in Saudi Arabia.
Linthicum joined SANDAG as the division director of engineering and construction when the agency consolidated with the Metropolitan Transit Development Board in 2003. Linthicum also spent 23 years at Caltrans, the last 11 as the deputy director of construction. He played a key role in many of the region's significant transportation projects, including the Mission Valley East Trolley extension, numerous highway projects, and the seismic retrofit of the Coronado Bridge.
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jerry Sanders began his lifelong career in public service when he joined the San Diego Police Department at the age of 22. In 1999, Sanders retired as Police Chief and became CEO of the United Way of San Diego. In 2005 he was elected as Mayor to San Diego. Under his control the city financial staff completed six years' worth of back logged audits, allowing the city to return to the public bond markets.This helped to fund the mayor's commitment to repair San Diego's long neglected water, sewer and transportation infrastructure.
Charles Stoll, more commonly known as "Muggs", is the Director of Land Use and Transportation Planning for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) in San Diego, California. He directs a team of over 30 professionals in developing critical land use and transportation planning initiatives for the San Diego region, such as the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan and the first Sustainable Communities Strategy pursuant to Senate Bill 375 in the State of California. Previously, Stoll was the TransNet Program Manager and interim Communications Director for SANDAG.
Circulate San Diego
A native San Diegan, Elyse Lowe studied environmental studies and earth science, with an emphasis on policy and planning, at UC Santa Cruz. Elyse started her career with the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department managing citywide recycling programs. She then worked in the City’s Financial Management Department as a Budget Analyst.
Interfaith Community Services
In his work career Craig has been a city planner for several California cities, and has also worked at United Way of San Diego. Craig continues to volunteer his private time for community needs including transportation system improvement, quality of life in his own neighborhood, and peace/social justice initiatives.
He has consulted on a wide range of transit, parking, and urban redevelopment studies and has contributed to regional long-term planning in cities around the world, in addition to serving as a frequent workshop and conference speaker on transit markets, planning, and transit-oriented development. A former professor of management at the INCAE Business School in Central America, Mr. Hoffman has also consulted to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the US Agency for International Development.