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Year: 2020

Dr. Randy K. Avent

June 29th, 2020

Dr. Randy K. Avent is the founding president of Florida Polytechnic University, the newest of the state’s 12 public universities and the only polytechnic university in the State University System of Florida. As Florida Polytechnic University’s inaugural president, Avent is responsible for the development and operation of the university and is committed to strategically developing […]


Alejandra Argudin

June 22nd, 2020

Alejandra “Alex” Argudin was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) on March 4, 2020. The first woman to occupy the role, Argudin has been with the Authority for more than 13 years.  Prior to her appointment as CEO, she held the position of chief operations officer (COO) for nine years.  […]


Christophe Arnaud

June 18th, 2020

Christophe Arnaud is the CEO of Blue Systems, the Bolloré Group Smart Mobility Division. He is responsible for the development of Mobility and Infrastructure as a Service (MAAS & IAAS) solutions in cities around the world. He is also the President of the Bolloré Blue Solutions smart charging and shared mobility operations in the UK […]


Brenna Berman

June 25th, 2020

Brenna Berman serves as CEO & Executive Director of City Tech Collaborative, an urban solutions accelerator that tackles problems too big for any single sector or organization to solve alone. Prior to joining City Tech, Brenna served in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration, which she joined in 2011. She served as the Chief Information Officer […]


JoeBen Bevirt

June 23rd, 2020

JoeBen Bevirt is the founder and CEO of Joby Aero, Inc., a mobility company that is building a fully-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft optimized to deliver an air taxi service. The Company is certifying a 5-seat aircraft nearly twice as fast and yet 100 times quieter than a helicopter. Born an engineer, […]


Mitch Bierman

February 18th, 2020

Mitch Bierman is the managing director of the Miami office of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman.  Mitch specializes in government affairs and administrative law matters for major international companies in the transportation, environmental and solid waste, and engineering and construction industries.  His work includes winning and negotiating large public contracts, public private partnerships, public […]


Paula Bisiau

June 16th, 2020

Paula Bisiau has been working in the public sector for over ten years. Her objective is to create a more inclusive and innovative city which improves women’s mobility conditions, specifically focusing on harassment on public transport and in public spaces. Paula is currently an adviser for the Secretary of Transportation for the Government of the […]


Laura Bliss

June 26th, 2020

Laura Bliss is a writer and journalist at CityLab, a division of Bloomberg News, where she covers urban transportation, technology, and maps, which are also the subject of her newsletter, MapLab. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, Mother Jones, Sierra, and other publications, and in books […]


Jeff Brandes

June 15th, 2020

Jeff Brandes is a lifelong resident of St. Petersburg, a Veteran, and a local businessman. After serving in the Army from 1999 to 2006, he joined his grandfather in the family lumber business. He was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. He was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012, then […]


Grayson Brulte

June 16th, 2020

Grayson Brulte is an Innovation Strategist and Co-Founder of Brulte & Company, an autonomous mobility advisory and consulting company. In addition, he is the Host of the SAE International Tomorrow Today Podcast. Previously, Grayson served as the Co-Chair of the City of Beverly Hills Mayor’s Autonomous Vehicle Task Force and was an active member of […]