Communication Committee

Shannon Lawrence, Chair

Manage all communications, public relations functions and informational social media requirements of COMTO to ensure two-­way communication channels are functioning. Responsibilities include the COMTO Newsletters, updating the website, social media, and marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic.


Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Gwendolyn gray, Chair

This Committee ensures that we are being inclusive to all our members.  In addition, it makes sure we are diverse in our thoughts and actions.  This committees oversees the planning process of the multi-cultural events.  This committee, along with the Chapter President, sets budgets, find venue location, hand-picks guest speakers and works with the Executive Team for our multi-cultural events. 


Golf Committee

Demauris Terry, CHair

The golf tournament brings together agencies, corporations, small businesses and the community for this annual event. The Golf Committee plans and coordinates the annual golf tournament by setting a budget with the Chapter President, selects a venue, solicits sponsorship to raise funds for the event which goes towards the scholarship recipient fund.


Fundraising Committee

Demauris Terry, Chair

This coordinates the Chapter’s fundraising efforts. This committee along with the Chapter President sets an agenda to raise sponsorship funds along with other members of the Executive


Special Events Committee

Gwendolyn gray, Chair

This Special Events Committee oversees the planning process of the SoCal Women’s Leaders Award event.  This committee sets a budget, selects a venue, selects the guest speakers and works with the Executive Team to raise sponsorship funds.  In conjunction with the Chapter president selects the award recipients.  This event is held each spring.


Scholarship Committee

Kathie Allen, Chair

The Scholarship Committee is responsible for providing scholarship opportunities for high school and college graduates. The committee is also responsible for educating members on the scholarship application process, marketing and promoting scholarships via the COMTO website, local chapters/media, colleges/universities/high schools and word-of-mouth advertisement.


Membership Committee

Diane Frazier, Chair

The Membership Committee is responsible for generating ideas as to the recruitment of members. Also responsible for the development of programs designed to attract additional members and the modification of existing membership eligibility criteria, subject to the review and approval of the Board of Directors. This committee is responsible for coordinating the onboarding of all new members.


Legislative Committee

Shannon Lawrence, Chair

The Legislative Committee is responsible for researching and educating our members on legislation that effects the Transportation industry.  Also responsible for outreach to community leaders along with the Chapter President and Executive Team.   


Small Business/Professional Development Committee

Allyson P. Sharp, Chair

This Committee oversees the planning process of our professional development series and small business development.  This committee along with the Chapter President sets a budget, selects a venue, selects the guest speakers and works with the Executive Team to ensure we are providing professional development to our members and ensuring we are servicing the needs of our business members.