Greer Gillis, Transportation Area Manager for the Washington, DC office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, was honored by the Obama Administration as a Transportation Champion of Change during a recent ceremony at the White House. Greer is pictured with several colleagues from Parsons Brinckerhoff. From left: Aisha Anders, Cathy Connor, Gillis, Tracey Bessellieu
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Greer Gillis, transportation area manager for the Washington, D.C. office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, was one of 11 transportation professionals honored by the Obama Administration as a Transportation Champion of Change.
With its Champions of Change program, the White House recognizes Americans who are making positive changes in their communities. In announcing Gillis’s honor, the White House cited her “tremendous work and for demonstrating exemplary leadership to ensure that transportation facilities, services, and jobs help individuals and their communities connect to 21st century opportunities.”
Gillis oversees Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Washington, D.C.-based transportation services staff in managing various infrastructure, planning and design projects, as well as leading client relationship management, business development, and financial oversight for activities in metropolitan Washington. In addition, she is a vice president of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Washington, D.C. chapter and serves as national chair of its “Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation” Awards Committee. She is also a past president of WTS International’s Washington, D.C. chapter. Throughout her career, she has served as a role model and advocate for building a diverse transportation workforce.