Margaret O’Meara has been named Woman of the Year by WTS International, the association for the advancement of women in the transportation industry.
A vice president in the Boston office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, O’Meara is responsible for client relationship management, strategic planning and business development within the company’s New England region. With nearly 30 years of experience with consulting firms and public agencies, she is a recognized leader in the transportation field.
“We are just thrilled about Margaret being named Woman of the Year,” said Marcia Ferranto, WTS International’s president and CEO. “She’s been a standout leader at WTS, a staunch proponent of women in transportation, providing insight and perspective on key policy issues in the public policy debate. Margaret’s passion is a hallmark of her leadership in this industry.”
Before joining the private sector, O’Meara worked for public transportation agencies for more than 25 years. At MassHighway she served as assistant area construction manager for the Central Artery/Tunnel project; she also served as district highway director for District 3 in Central Massachusetts and as assistant commissioner statewide. With the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority she was a project office engineer, project analyst, and assistant project manager.
“Margaret is passionate about the transportation profession and recognizes the importance of transportation as an economic engine and a critical element of our country’s quality of life,” said George J. Pierson, president and chief executive officer of Parsons Brinckerhoff. “She developed that passion and understanding during nearly two decades as a public servant and continues her commitment to transportation through her work at Parsons Brinckerhoff and a leader in WTS and other industry organizations.”
WTS International, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to the advancement of women in transportation. With more than 5,000 members, including both men and women, WTS is helping women find opportunity and professional recognition in the transportation industry through professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders (www.WTSinternational.org).