ARC Chief External Affairs Officer Malika Reed Wilkins Elected to Board of Directors at WTS International

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Dr. Malika Reed Wilkins, ARC’s Chief Strategy Officer & Chief External Affairs Officer, was elected to the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International Board of Directors for the 2024-2026 term. WTS International is dedicated to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable transportation industry through the global advancement of women.

“I am honored to be selected to serve on the WTS International Board of Directors and help shape the direction of this extremely impactful organization,” said Dr. Wilkins. “Being a member of our local chapter for more than a decade, I believe passionately in WTS’ mission and its work over the past 47 years to advance women in the transportation industry here in the Atlanta Region, the U.S. and around the globe.”

The 13-member WTS International Board is the governing body of the organization, delivering strategic direction, setting policy, and providing governance and oversight for WTS International. The Board of Directors oversees the organization’s strategic plan and annual operating budget, among other fiduciary duties.

“Dr. Wilkins brings so much to the table for WTS: decades of experience in the transportation sector, an agile, strategic mind, and sound judgment that we’ve relied on at ARC to help move our region forward,” said ARC Board Chair Andre Dickens, who also serves as Mayor of the City of Atlanta.

At ARC, Dr. Wilkins oversees ARC’s enterprise strategy efforts designed to guide the development of the agency’s planning work. In addition, Dr. Wilkins is responsible for governmental affairs, communications and marketing, creative and digital media, and corporate engagement across the agency.

“Dr. Wilkins’s appointment to the WTS International board of directors is a testament of her dedication to advancing women in transportation, and I couldn’t be prouder,” said ARC Executive Director & CEO Anna Roach. “We are thrilled to have a representative from the Atlanta region serve on the board of WTS, an organization that is truly a cornerstone of the transportation industry.”

In a news release, Sara M. Stickler, President & CEO of WTS International, said she is looking forward to the strategic direction provided by the new governing body of both WTS International and the WTS Foundation. She also thanked the new members’ commitment and dedication to the mission, vision, and values of WTS.