The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of ITS America President and CEO Regina Hopper, effective July 31, 2017. David St. Amant, affiliate principal of CAVita, will assume responsibilities on an interim basis to ensure a smooth transition as the board of directors begins an executive search for a new president and CEO.
“There are few innovations garnering more attention, and that have greater potential to transform our lives, than intelligent and transformational transportation technologies,” said Hopper. “I am proud of the work we have accomplished in positioning ITS America to continue to lead the intelligent transportation discussion, and I look forward in my next role to supporting the next generation of safe, equitable, sustainable, efficient, and productive transportation systems.”
“The board of directors appreciates Regina’s leadership and wishes her the best in her next role,” said Chris Murray, ITS America Board Chair. “We are excited for the future of ITS America as we continue our work as the leading advocate for the modernization of our transportation system by focusing on advancing research and deployment of intelligent transportation systems.”
“We are thrilled that David St. Amant will lead ITS America on an interim basis,” said Murray. “He is very well-respected within our industry and a strong supporter of our mission. His leadership well positions ITS America to continue to fulfill its obligations and seize upon new opportunities as we search for a new president and CEO.”
St. Amant is a past chair of the ITS America Board of Directors. Prior to serving as board chair, St. Arrant chaired the ITS America Policy and Business Council, Strategic Planning Committee and Legislative Steering Committee. In 2016, he was inducted into the ITS America Hall of Fame for his contributions to the intelligent transportation profession and significant, substantial and long-standing service to ITS America.