Paul Brubaker, CEO and President
Paul Brubaker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for Transportation Innovation.
Paul has more than three decades of policy and management experience focused on deploying innovative technologies in government and industry. He was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the second Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation and was also appointed by Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore to serve as Chairman of the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology.
His other roles also included serving as a Senate Subcommittee Staff Director for then Senator William S. Cohen (R-ME); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Deputy CIO of the Defense Department under President Clinton; served in senior industry positions at Litton Industries, Commerce One, SI International and Cisco Systems in addition to launching two successful technology services firms.
For his service in government, Brubaker was awarded the DoD Distingushed Public Service Medal (with bronze palm) – the department’s highest civilian honor – by Secretary of Defense William Cohen; the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Gold Medal by Secretary Mary Peters; and is the recipient of two of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 awards.
He holds a BA from Youngstown State University and a MPA from the Graduate School of Management at Kent State University. He is active on several non-profit and corporate advisory boards and resides in Washington, DC.
David Randall, Ph.D., Research Director
As Research Director of the Alliance, Dr. Randall leads our research efforts that examine the impact of evolving transportation modes and technologies.
The research is guided by the rigorous standards associated with academic peer-reviewed research and publications. In addition, the research approach uses a variety of disciplines including economics and policy analysis that places innovation in the transportation arena in the context of the policy and political process.
Dr. Randall also serves as Resident Scholar at the American Research and Policy Institute based in Washington, D.C. and has authored over two dozen peer-reviewed and professional publications and book chapters. He received his doctorate from Kent State University in Political Science and Policy Analysis.
Christi Rich, Director Of Events
Christi Rich brings more than a decade of experience in strategic U.S. and international event planning to ATI21. Her responsibilities include ensuring ATR21’s events deliver value for attendees and sponsors, as well as working with the organization’s partners on joint events.
Christi planned events for leading corporate, non-profit, education and government organizations, including ExxonMobil, the Smithsonian Institution, Georgetown University, and Sage Communications, before striking out on her own as a corporate and non-profit events specialist. She has extensive Washington, D.C.-area event experience, having planned both large and intimate gatherings at every museum on the National Mall as well as National Zoo and dozens of high-end venues around the D.C. metro area.
Guest lists for these events included senior U.S. government officials, members of Congress, international heads of state, and international royalty.
Christi has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Master of Tourism Administration with a concentration in Event Management from The George Washington University.
Sean Broderick, Director of Communications
Sean Broderick is a seasoned communicator with extensive experience in transportation and marketing communications. As ATI’s Director of Communications, he helps shape the organization’s message and ensure it is delivered clearly and consistently to members, stakeholders, and key influencers through multiple media formats.
His experience includes six years in as a marketing/public relations agency executive and five years as VP-Communications for a large aviation trade association. Prior to entering the nonprofit space, he spent four years with an aviation consultancy.
A long-time trade journalist, his work appears in some of the most respected aerospace news titles, including Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aviation Daily, and Aviation International News. In 2015, his work with a colleague earned Aviation Week’s first ever Flight Safety Foundation Cecil A. Brownlow Publication Award, which recognizes significant contributions by journalists to aviation safety awareness.
A Boston, Mass., native, Sean has an undergraduate degree from James Madison University and and a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University.
Michelle Winner, Director Of Digital Strategy
With over two decades of experience in the web and digital world, Michelle’s background as Creative Director, Senior Marketing Manager and Marketing Account Director bring extensive creative outreach experience to the table.
As ATI21’s Digital Strategy Director, she plays a key role in engaging the organization’s stakeholders and sharing and presenting information about ATI21’s efforts to support transportation innovation.
A graphic designer by training, Michelle moved into UI and web design and has evolved into a social media expert by supporting a number of organizations as both an employee and through her agency experience.
Michelle in 1996 won the first Gold Clio Award for a Web site for L’eggs pantyhose and Leggs.com. Michelle has Bachelor of Arts from Marymount University.