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Past Events

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2023 Mentee Workshop

Apr. 26, 2023

WTS-OC hosted the second and final Mentee Workshop of the 2022/2023 Term. Christina Byrne, Public Outreach Department Manager at OCTA, presented at this event.


Mar. 2023 Dinner

Mar. 8, 2023

Gene Hernandez, Chair of OCTA’s Board of Directors for 2023, shared the 2023 Board Strategic Initiatives and his vision for OCTA.

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Mentoring Panel

Dec. 8, 2022

WTS-OC hosted a virtual panel discussion discussing insights on public and private sector careers in transportation. 


Sept. 2022 Luncheon

Sept. 21, 2022

WTS-OC hosted an informative panel update from Metro’s Highway Program


Scholarship Alumni

July 27, 2022

WTS-OC held an event for alumni of the scholarship program to catch-up and discuss various educational and professional development opportunities.

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Mentoring Graduation

June 10, 2022

WTS-OC hosted a ceremony to celebrate the 2021-22 Mentoring Program participants. 


March 2022 Reception

March 28, 2022

WTS-OC hosted a reception featuring TCA Board Chairs Peggy Huang and Will O'Neill, who shared their vision for the Agencies in 2022. 

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2021 Awards

Dec. 2, 2021

WTS Orange County united together again this year to fundraise a record-breaking $75,000 for our student scholarships program. 

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Sept. 2021 Luncheon

Sept. 8, 2021

A panel of leaders from Metro's Highway Program team provided updates on how potential policy changes may impact Metro's project delivery efforts. 

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June 2021 Luncheon

June 23, 2021

Chief Sustainability and Revenue Management Officer Samantha Bricker shared updates about the Los Angeles World Airports. 

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March 2021 Luncheon

March 17, 2021

The Chairs of the TCA boards shared insights about serving in leadership roles and their visions for the future of transportation in O.C. 


Virtual Viewing Party

Dec. 17, 2020

WTS-OC honored its 2020 Scholarship and Industry Award Winners and looked back to celebrate all that we've accomplished this tumultuous year.

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2019 Gala

Dec. 5, 2019

Thanks to everyone who made our 31st annual gala a success! 

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Oct. 2019 Luncheon

Oct. 15, 2019

John Chun and Sean Gamette from the engineering department at Port of Long Beach shared the port's new strategic plan and goals. 


Break the Glass Ceiling

Aug. 29, 2019

In this members-only event, a panel of female city managers and public works directors spoke about the challenges working in a male-dominated industry.

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July 2019 Luncheon

July 17, 2019

Stephanie Wiggins shared her vision as CEO of Metrolink, which includes a customer focus, embracing safety and modernizing business practices. 


Mentoring Graduation

June 7, 2019

The 2018-19 Mentoring Program participants came together to celebrate and share their experiences with the program.

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April 2019 Luncheon

April 17, 2019

OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson presented OCTA's proposed 2019-20 budget and provided updates on state and federal transportation funding. 

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Feb. 2019 Reception

Feb. 11, 2019

WTS-OC recognized newly-appointed OCTA Chairman Tim Shaw at its February reception. Shaw discussed OCTA's 2019 Board Initiatives at the event. 


2018 Gala

Dec. 6, 2018

Our Diamond Celebration 30th annual awards and scholarships gala was a hit!


Sept. 2018 Luncheon

Sept. 19, 2018

Anne Mayer, Executive Director of RCTC, presented an overview of RCTC's 2018 and 2019 initiatives and programs.


July 2018 Luncheon

July 18, 2018

WTS-OC and Caltrans District 12 presented a joint program.


Partners Reception

June 5, 2018

WTS-OC hosted a corporate partners-only cocktail reception featuring women leaders in transportation.


March 2018 Luncheon 

March 14, 2018

During our March luncheon, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority presented a panel on their highway program updates.


Jan. 2018 Luncheon

Jan 17, 2018

Our January luncheon started the year with a panel discussion on the SB1 transportation funding bill.


Apr. 2023 Luncheon

Apr. 26, 2023

WTS-OC welcomed Paul Hubler, Chief Strategy Officer of Metrolink, Southern California's regional passenger rail service, to provide an overview of their $10 billion Capital Improvement Program.

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 Girls Engineering Day

Feb. 25, 2023

The 8th Annual Girls’ Engineering Day was hosted by WTS-OC, in partnership with Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) at Dale Junior High School.


Nov. 2022 Luncheon

Oct. 26, 2022

WTS-OC hosted a panel update by leaders of Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles to discuss the ports' various improvement initiatives.


Oct. 2022 Luncheon

Oct. 26, 2022

WTS-OC hosted an informative presentation by public works leaders from three of Orange County's largest cities. 

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Motherhood Event

July 22, 2022

WTS-OC hosted its first-ever forum for moms and those considering being moms on navigating motherhood while working in the transportation industry.


May 2022 Luncheon

May 25, 2022

OCTA CEO Darrell E. Johnson provided an overview of the agency's proposed FY 2022-23 budget and Measure M program. 

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Girls' Engineering Day

Feb. 26, 2022

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, WTS-OC partnered again with Anaheim Union High School District to host Girls' Engineering Day.


Nov. 2021 Luncheon

Nov. 10, 2021

Sean Gamette, P.E., Managing Director of Engineering Services for the Port of Long Beach updated attendees on the Port's Capital Program. 

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Aug. 2021 Luncheon

Aug. 18, 2021

Public works leaders from the cities of Anaheim, Irvine and Yorba Linda shared how the plan to continue advancing their capital improvement programs.

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May 2021 Luncheon

May 19, 2021

OCTA CEO Darrell E. Johnson and Deputy CEO Jennifer L. Bergener provided updates on the Next 10 Delivery Plan, sustainability initiatives and DEI efforts.


Feb. 2021 Reception

Feb. 17, 2021

OCTA Chairman Andrew Do shared the agency's 2021 Board and CEO Initiatives that will help guide OCTA throughout the year. 

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Girls Engineering Day

Feb. 22, 2020

More than 140 girls attended the annual Girls Engineering Day to learn more about the various aspects of the transportation industry.

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Nov. 2019 Luncheon

Nov. 18, 2019

Caltrans District 7 Director John Bulinski discussed the future outlook of transportation in Southern California. 

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Gen Z STEM Event

Oct. 3, 2019

WTS-OC partnered with USC-METRANS to host a bridge building activity as part of its Gen Z STEM event.

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Aug. 2019 Luncheon

Aug. 22, 2019

Dr. Raymond Wolfe, Executive Director of SBCTA provided an outlook for the agency's 2019 and 2020 initiatives and programs.


Mentee Orientation

July 12, 2019

Twenty-six enthusiastic mentees attended an orientation to kick-off the 2019-20 Mentoring Program. 

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Generations Training

June 4, 2019

At this members-only event, participants learned how generational mindsets differ in the workplace to better lead, manage and support each other.

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March 2019 Luncheon

March 20, 2019

SANDAG Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata discussed the association's new visionary plan for transportation in San Diego County.

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Jan. 2019 Luncheon

Jan. 16, 2019

Three panelists explored the path forward for SB 1 and provided updates about their agencies' upcoming funding, policy and programs. 


Oct. 2018 Luncheon

Oct. 17, 2018

Sean Gamette, Managing Director at the Port of Long Beach, addressed the port's capital program and planned improvements.

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2018 Academy

August 2018

Over the first two weeks in August, 21 students representing 10 universities received an inside look at the transportation industry.


Mentoring Orientation

July 13, 2018

The Mentoring Program held an orientation event to provide mentees with an opportunity to meet one another.

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May 2018 Luncheon

May 8, 2018

SBCTA Executive Direcotor Ray Wolfe presented about innovation within agencies.


Girls Engineering Day

Feb. 24, 2018

More than 125 girls attended the fourth annual Girls Engineering Day in Orange County to practice thinking like an engineer.

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2017 Gala

Dec. 7, 2017

The 2017 gala was a record-breaking night, with more than 340 guests in attendance and over $7,000 received from the silent auction and raffle.


Membership Mixer & Meet the Board

Mar. 14, 2023

WTS-OC hosted a member mixer at Taps Brewery in Tustin to give attendees a chance to meet the 2023-2024 Board of Directors.

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Feb. 2023 Luncheon

Feb. 15, 2023

WTS-OC hosted Adnan Maiah, PhD, PE, PMP, Deputy District Director for Caltrans District 12, to share an update on 
District 12's Capital Program.

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Mentoring Mingle

Oct. 25, 2022

The Mentoring Committee held a Halloween-themed Mentor/Mentee Mingle. 


Harbor Cruise

July 28, 2022

WTS-OC hosted an evening cruise through Newport Harbor to unwind with industry leaders and colleagues, and recognize Corporate Partners. 


June 2022 Luncheon

June 22, 2022

Nardy Khan, Deputy Director of Infrastructure Programs at OC Public Works, provided updates on the agency's Capital Improvement Program. 

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April 2022 Event

April 20, 2022

WTS-OC hosted an event featuring leaders from the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority. 

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Feb. 2022 Reception

Feb. 23, 2022

WTS-OC hosted a virtual reception to welcome Mark A. Murphy, Chair of OCTA's Board of Directors for 2022. 

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Virtual Fundraiser

Oct. 20, 2021

WTS-OC's Virtual Fundraiser was a huge success! We were able to achieve our goal of being able to award $75,000 for student scholarshipsthis year.

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Scholarship Reunion

July 21, 2021

WTS-OC hosted a fun and informative reunion with several of its scholarship alumni. 

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April 2021 Luncheon

April 21, 2021

Ray Wolfe, Otis Greer and Tim Watkins from SBCTA shared how the authority advanced several key initiatives during the pandemic. 

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Feb. 2021 Luncheon

Feb. 1, 2021

Newly-appointed California Transportation Commissioner Michele Martinez was WTS-OC's special guest during the first virtual luncheon of 2021.

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ASCE CI Summit

Jan. 21, 2020

WTS-OC hosted a panel of prominent female leaders in the construction industry at the Construction Institute Summit. 


Mentee Workshop

Oct. 24, 2019

The Mentoring Program hosted a workshop for mentees with Mark Schaff from OCTA's Learning and Development.

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Sept. 2019 Luncheon

Sept. 18, 2019

A panel comprised of LA Metro's Highway Program Team provided updates on their Measure R and Measure M highway projects.


Mentoring Kick-off

July 30, 2019

Mentee and mentor pairs met each other during the Mentoring Program's kick-off event, and identified goals they want to achieve throughout the year.

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Partners Reception

June 18, 2019

WTS-OC hosted a corporate partners-only cocktail reception with special guests from Caltrans, Metrolink, OCTA and TCA.

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May 2019 Luncheon

May 15, 2019

OC Public Works Director Shane Silsby provided an overview of his department's seven-year Capital Improvement Program.

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Girls Engineering Day

Feb. 23, 2019

More than 100 girls attended the fifth annual Girls Engineering Day to learn more about the transportation industry. 


Mentoring Event

Dec. 14, 2018

The Mentoring Program hosted a holiday event to give the program's mentees and mentors an opportunity to connect with each other before the new year.


Student Art Program

Oct. 12, 2018

WTS-OC introduced elementary school students to transportation through an art project.


Mentoring Kickoff

July 27, 2018

The Mentoring Program kicked off with 31 mentor/mentee pairs, consisting of 26 professional pairings and five student pairings. 

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June 2018 Luncheon

June 12, 2018

Hasan Ikhrata, SCAG Executive Director, spoke on the future of the transportation industry.

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April 2018 Luncheon

April 16, 2018

Darrell Johnson, Orange County Transportation Authority CEO, presented on OCTA's Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget.


Feb. 2018 Luncheon

Feb 12, 2018

WTS-OC honored OCTA Chairwoman Lisa A. Bartlett during our February Luncheon.

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