Mpact Welcomes Top Industry Executives to Board of Directors

May 22, 2024

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Transit industry leaders Carolyn Flowers and Dorval R. Carter, Jr., are new members of the Board of Directors of Mpact!  


Carolyn Flowers, a Partner with InfraStrategies LLC, brings 30 years’ experience with transportation at the local and federal levels. She was the first woman Chief Executive Officer of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), served as Chief Operating Officer of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) and was Federal Transit Administration Acting Administrator during the Obama Administration. She is intimately familiar with the federal funding and financing programs available to transportation projects.

Dorval R. Carter, Jr., is the President of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), one of the largest public transportation systems in the US. He is Co-Chair of the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP), which focuses on utilizing infrastructure investments to create more opportunities for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBS), aiming to build generational wealth and reduce racial wealth gaps. He currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). He previously has served as Acting Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation and Acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

“We are thrilled that industry icons Carolyn and Dorval have joined our Board of Directors. Their leadership will be transformational, advancing Mpact’s work of promoting inclusive transportation investments. Mpact will benefit immeasurably from their unparalleled understanding of federal transit programs and their insights into the partnerships essential to building and sustaining thriving, resilient communities. We are so fortunate to have the commitment of these accomplished leaders to building a bright future for Mpact and the stakeholders we serve.” — Diana Mendes, AICP, Mpact Board President

Kammy Horne, AICP, Chief Executive Officer of Mpact, welcomed the new Board Members and “the wealth of knowledge they will bring to Mpact, as we plan our 2024 Mpact Transit + Community conference in Philadelphia and build programs that foster more inclusive and sustainable transit-oriented communities.”

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