Mike Beard, Scott County Commissioner, District 3

Mike Beard

Mike Beard was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2002–2014. He served as lead Republican on the Transportation Committee for three terms and chaired the committee in 2011–2012. He was elected to the Scott County Board in November 2014.

Senator Scott Dibble

Scott Dibble

After one term in the House of Representatives, Scott Dibble was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2002 and is now in his fifth term as the senator for District 61 (southwest Minneapolis). Senator Dibble is the Ranking Minority Member on the Minnesota Senate's Transportation Finance and Policy Committee.

Bill Goins, Worldwide Account Manager, FedEx Services

Bill Goins

Bill Goins has served as worldwide account manager for FedEx Services for the past 15+ years, providing strategic planning, account management, and supply chain leadership to several major corporations headquartered in Minnesota. His most recent focus, for the past 10+ years, has been in the healthcare industry, working with transportation and supply chain requirements. Goins has also been an adjunct professor at the Carlson School of Management (CSOM) at the University of Minnesota, a 10+ year member of the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee, and a member of the Supply Chain Advisory Board at CSOM and the Board of Advisors for the Center for Transportation Studies.

Representative Frank Hornstein

Frank Hornstein

Frank Hornstein was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002 and now represents District 61A (southwest Minneapolis). Representative Hornstein is currently the Chair of the Transportation Finance and Policy Division and also serves on the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

Jim Hovland, Mayor, City of Edina, MN

Jim Hovland

James (Jim) Hovland is the mayor of Edina. He is the chair of the Municipal Legislative Commission, co-chair of the Regional Council of Mayors, and a member of the Transportation Advisory Board to the Metropolitan Council. He also is a member of the Southwest LRT Corridor Management Committee.

Jon Huseby, District Engineer, District 8, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Jon Huseby

Huseby serves as the district engineer in MnDOT District 8, which includes twelve counties in southwest and west-central Minnesota. He has been in this position since the 2009. As district engineer, Huseby is responsible for providing leadership for one of MnDOT's eight districts and is involved in many statewide transportation initiatives. He also serves as co-chair of the Southwest MN Toward Zero Death Steering Committee.

Representative Jon Koznick

Jon Koznick

Jon Koznick is the State Representative for Lakeville House District 58A. He is the assistant minority leader and serves on the Transportation Finance and Policy Division Committee. He is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Downtown Lakeville Business Association advisory board.

Greg Lindsey, Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Greg Lindsey

Greg Lindsey is a professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and formerly served as associate dean, interim dean, and executive associate dean. He specializes in environmental planning, policy, and management. His current research involves non-motorized transportation systems, including bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and studies of relationships between the built environment and active transportation and physical activity. Partners in his research include the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, Transit for Livable Communities, and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board.

Laurie McGinnis, Director, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota

Laurie McGinnis

Laurie McGinnis is the director at the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies. She leads the center in identifying program opportunities, securing funding, directing programs, and establishing future directions in transportation research, education, and outreach. Nationally, McGinnis is active in the Transportation Research Board and has served as a member of several national TRB project oversight committees, including the project "Framing Surface Transportation Research for the Nation's Future." In addition, she is a member of Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), where has previously held positions on the National Board of Directors, the International Advisory Board, and the local WTS Minnesota Chapter Board.

Atif Saeed, Vice President, Finance and Revenue Development, Metropolitan Airports Commission

Atif Saeed

Atif Saeed serves as vice president — finance and revenue development at the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC). He oversees the Finance, Commercial Management and Airline Affairs, and Risk and Insurance departments. MAC owns and operates a system of seven airports, including Minneapolis-St. Paul International. Prior to holding his current position, Saeed worked as assistant director of landside operations at the MAC. Before that he held management positions with the City of Atlanta at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department.

Kristi Schroedl, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Kristi Schroedl

Schroedl was named MnDOT's chief financial officer in January 2018. She first joined MnDOT in 2010, serving as the agency's budget director and later as assistant director in the Office of Financial Management. Prior to MnDOT, Schroedl worked for six years at Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB), first as an Executive Budget Officer, working with state government agencies such as the Legislature, OET, constitutional officers and Finance/DOER, followed by working in statewide budget operations leading the statewide budget and fiscal note systems. Prior to working at MMB, Kristi worked at the Department of Revenue (DOR) for 14 years starting out as a research analyst in property tax. She later served as the agency budget and fiscal notes coordinator and was involved in DOR's strategic IT planning process and oversight.

Senator David H. Senjem

David Sanjem

Senator David H. Senjem was first elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002 and represents Senate District 25, which includes portions of Dodge County, as well as the northern and western portions of Olmsted County, including half of the city of Rochester. He is the current chair of the Capital Investment Committee and a member of the Transportation Finance and Policy Committee.

Carissa Slotterback, Associate Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Carissa Slotterback

Carissa Slotterback is associate dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and an associate professor of urban and regional planning. Her research and teaching focus on public engagement and decision making at the intersection of environmental, land use, transportation, and health issues. She has led a number of initiatives focused on interdisciplinary and engaged research and education at the University of Minnesota, including via previous roles as director of the Resilient Communities Project and director of research engagement in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Amanda Taylor, Director of Research, GREATER MSP

Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor is the director of research at GREATER MSP. Taylor provides intelligence and analytical expertise to inform business investment decisions and the execution of strategic initiatives that will accelerate economic competitiveness and inclusive economic growth across the Greater MSP region. She brings 12 years of experience in economic development and corporate site selection to the organization.

Meredith (Salsbery) Vadis, Regional Administrator, Metropolitan Council

Meredith (Salsbery) Vadis

Meredith (Salsbery) Vadis was appointed regional administrator at the Metropolitan Council in 2019. As regional administrator, Vadis oversees the delivery of regional transit and paratransit, wastewater, long-range land and transportation planning, and housing services. Reporting directly to the Metropolitan Council, she leads 4,300 staff and oversees the management of the Council’s annual $1.1B budget.