About the Speaker
Combining a long-standing interest in transportation policy, mobility technology and urban systems with support from mobility sector colleagues and mentors, Tim, the Executive Director & CEO of MaaS America, founded the organization as a place to talk openly about MaaS and advance a framework that reflects America's history, culture and geography. During his 2+ decades in the transport industry, Tim has played lead roles at private companies and non-profit issues-based groups. His time in the private sector at A-to-B USA, GeoToll and Leidos confirmed in him the importance of financial motives and incentives as drivers of the continuous innovation needed to create services people want and would pay for. His years at non-profits such as OmniAir, ITSA and IBTTA gave him a unique grasp of the perspectives, pain & pride-points, and overall needs of public sector operators, as well as an appreciation for and ability to marshal and build effective cooperative efforts. Tim saw that among the current associations in the US, none were focused specifically on Mobility as a Service, or were advancing MaaS in terms of serving and advancing the unique American form of mobility. Tim reports that he always enjoyed cities and grew to appreciate urban built environments and how they worked during his stint as a historic renovation worker in downtown Philadelphia. He took this interest to Virginia Tech where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Urban Planning.