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Tom’s knowledge and accomplishments in the transportation industry will be
a great addition to the national non-profit’s Board of Directors.
April 16, 2015 – WESTBROOK, Maine – The national nonprofit Independent Transportation Network of America (ITNAmerica), based in Maine, is pleased to welcome Tom Sorel to its Board of Directors. The national board unanimously approved the appointment on April 16. Tom will vacate his seat on the ITNTwinCities Council of Advisors to assume this national position.
Tom is currently Vice President of Operations for KLJ Engineering in Twin Cities, MN. As former President and CEO of AAA Minneapolis and Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this national seat.
Prior to becoming Commissioner, Tom worked for 30 years in numerous positions around the country with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. He served as the Division Administrator for the FHWA Minnesota Division Office, the Mega Projects Team Leader in Washington D.C., the USDOT Intermodal Liaison for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, and the Director of Planning and Program Development in FHWA’s Regional Office in Albany, NY.
At the national level, Tom has served on numerous committees including the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee and the Intelligent Transportation Society Board of Directors. He also served on the board of ITNTwinCities.
“I first met Tom in 1994 when he worked for the Federal Highway Administration and agreed to write the highway section for the Task Force to Study the Safe Mobility of Maine’s Aging Population,” said Katherine Freund, Founder and President of ITNAmerica. “Our paths crossed again 20 years later when he joined the ITNTwinCities Board of Directors and Council of Advisors. Now, we are thrilled to have him on the national board. He brings to the table a unique blend of business and public policy knowledge at a time when such experience can wisely guide our growth in service to America’s aging and visually impaired populations.”
“I feel very honored to join the ITNAmerica Board and have the opportunity to give back to an organization that I have been very passionate about since its inception. I believe I can provide a strong linkage for ITNAmerica to the transportation community at both the national and grass-roots levels. I also believe my private sector experience can be valuable as I serve as an advocate for the organization,” said Tom. “ITN represents a mobility option for a population that may have none, and provides families a peace of mind during life’s transitions. I am extremely proud to be able to enhance peoples’ quality of life through this role.”
ITNAmerica® is America’s only national, non-profit, community-based transportation network for older people and people with visual impairments, providing door-through-door and arm-through-arm service. ITN began as a single transportation service in Portland, Maine nearly 20 years ago and has since grown into a network of 28 affiliated communities in 20 states from coast to coast. ITNAmerica also operates the nonprofit toll-free hotline and website Rides In Sight, which lists more than 15,000 transportation providers across the country. Learn more at www.itnamerica.org and www.ridesinsight.org.