WSSC GM/CEO Gives Keynote at COMTO’s 6th Annual Economic Development and Transportation Leadership Luncheon
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAUREL, MD – November 18, 2016 – WSSC General Manager and CEO Carla A. Reid was the keynote speaker today at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) 6th Annual Economic Development and Transportation Leadership Luncheon. The event was held at The Conference Center at Maritime Institute in Linthicum, Md.
The annual event honors today’s leaders within the transportation community and helps guide tomorrow’s leaders by also serving as a fundraiser supporting COMTO’s scholarship program.
“It is truly an honor to have been chosen to be part of this event filled with amazing leaders, including Dr. Eugene DeLoatch, as well as all the young people who will lead us into the future,” said Reid. “WSSC and COMTO share similar philosophies, which make us great partners. We both are committed to serving our communities as well as helping provide business opportunities for small, local and minority businesses in our region.”
Reid shared stories about her professional success over her 20-year career. She highlighted the importance of hard work, dedication and building relationships and trust with organizations and individuals to help land a dream job or contract.
COMTO also honored the service of Dr. Eugene DeLoatch, longtime dean of the School of Engineering at Morgan State University.
Established at Howard University in 1971, COMTO provides opportunities in the transportation industry for minority participation and advancement through advocacy, training and professional development.
Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation. We proudly serve the 1.8 million residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, providing life’s most precious resource. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.