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Four Dallas Transportation Executives Join Emerging Leaders at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's 2016 Leadership Academy; February 7-12, Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Four Dallas-based transportation executives are joining 33 emerging transportation industry leaders from across the globe for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) 2016 Leadership Academy, February 7 to 12, at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, D.C.


The Dallas transportation executives includes Jeff Hurt, CEO, SWC Group; Anthony Kimmey, Texas Infrastructure Practice Leader, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.; Stephen Lockhart, Chief Technology Officer, Star Systems International, Ltd.; and Stuart Rogers, Operations Manager, Kapsch TrafficCom.


"From New York City to Louisville, from San Diego to Washington, D.C., and from Portugal to Nova Scotia, IBTTA is bringing together the best and brightest members of the tolling industry to prepare them to be extraordinary leaders of the future," said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA.


Selected through a competitive application process, the 37 global participants will participate in this intense, one-week course taught by internationally recognized toll industry leaders, business partners, management consultants and educators. The curriculum is designed to include all facets of toll agency operations including administration, finance, customer service, communications, business development and board relations.


"The 2016 Leadership Academy prepares the leaders of tomorrow to understand the full range of today's executive responsibilities," said Jones. "That includes understanding the multifaceted business of tolling; improving communication and interpersonal skills; and broadening their peer-to-peer network."


Led by clinical psychologist, educator and former operating transit manager Barbara Gannon, PhD, GannonConsult, IBTTA's Leadership Academy features a mix of workshops focused on transportation policy, the business of tolling, the future of transportation, an executive director roundtable, and internal and external communication and branding. Leadership topics include looking at tolling from a leaders' perspectives, managing your career--succession planning, building resilience, understanding emotional intelligence, and understanding the connection between satisfied employees and an improved bottom line.


Featured speakers and workshop leaders include: Buddy Croft, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and IBTTA president; Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA; Peter Norton, Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia; Greg Hulsizer and Jim Barbaresso, HNTB; Larry Yermack, Cubic; Steve Van Beek, ICF International; Rob Horr, Thousand Islands Bridge Authority; Joe Waggoner, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority; Mark Compton, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Lisa Telles, Transportation Corridor Agencies; Lauren Hakos, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission; and Elizabeth Veliz, Faneuil.


For more information about IBTTA's Leadership Academy, please visit www.ibtta.org.



About SWC Group

Having recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, SWC Group continues as one of the nation's leading provider of accounts receivable management and consumer service solutions.  They bring proven experience in the tolling, government, utility, telecommunications, cable, property management and education industries. SWC Group annually manages billions of dollars in receivable accounts, proudly serving organization of all sizes from Fortune 500 private firms to smaller government agencies.


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