Gwendolen Gray

G2B Consulting

Vice President

Violette Sedagat



Diane Frazier

L.A. Metro


Tanya Pina

Foothill Transit

Immediate Past President

Marion Colston

LA Metro

Membership Co-Chair

Mattie Jones

L.A. Metro

John Ziegler

City of Los Angeles

Comm. & Marketing Co-Chair

Ted Nugyen, Co-Chair


Awards Co-Chair

Beth Hollander

Jacobs Engineering

Shannon Lawrence

Balfour Beatty

Emerging Leaders Co-Chair

Joni Goheen
LA Metro

Eileen Ryder


Advisory Board

Kevin McDonald, Chair

Foothill Transit

Gregory Brandon

Triad Consulting

Stepfone Montgomery



CHAPTER Executive Leadership and Committees

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) is the nation’s only multi-modal advocacy organization for minority professionals and businesses in the transportation industry.  COMTO is in a unique position to be involved and speak on behalf of minority professionals and businesses on the cutting edge of transportation issues that are sweeping the nation.

 Since its inception, COMTO has continued to evolve to become the premier organization for the training, education and professional development of minority transportation professionals. The true measure of how far COMTO has come is revealed by the talent, tenacity and accomplishments of the members who have joined forces to correct the inequities of the past and chart the direction of the future.

 The founders, leaders and dedicated workers whose original vision formed the foundation of the organization would be proud of where COMTO stands today.

COMTO has forty (40) chapters across the country and members encompassing individuals, organizations, transportation agencies, non-profits and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), and members of COMTO serve in every sector of the transportation industry.


The mission of COMTO is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses and communities through advocacy, information sharing, training, education and professional development.

To see the diverse faces of America equally reflected in all levels of the transportation industry. Continual journey to develop the education and career opportunities of our members.

COMTO-SoCal has assumed an active role in the minority community establishing numerous programs that energize and strengthen the communities we serve.

COMTO-SoCal has established many programs including an annual scholarship.

COMTO-SoCal believes education is a core foundation for excellence in the transportation and any other field of study. Our scholarship program is committed to providing financial support to minority students to help them maximize their educational potential. We invite you to apply for our scholarship.  


For more information regarding membership, please complete the Contact Us page of this website or you may also visit COMTO's National website at
COMTO's leadership includes the National Chair, the President & Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors, Board Advisors, and COMTO's Council of Presidents which is made up of the Presidents of COMTO's chapters nationwide. Click 
here to learn more about COMTO National's leaders.