DENVER, CO, October 18, 2012 – The Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver has elected two, new members. Elected to three-year terms were Dick Alexander and Rick Webb.

Dick Alexander is Senior Vice-President for Veolia TransDev, a transportation services provider, and is in charge of transit development activities in North America. In this position, he has helped lead VTD’s North American expansion, starting in 2002, with annual revenues of $80 million to today, where TransDev has surpassed the $1.5 billion threshold. Other major accomplishments include the introduction of public-private operating partnerships to the U.S. transit industry and the creation of Intelliride, a new, demand-based, service model for disabled passengers.

Rick Webb is Chief Executive Officer of Watco Companies, LLC, a rail transportation service provider and also the largest car-repair shop service provider in the U.S. Since 1988, Webb’s primary responsibility has been the growth and strategic direction of Watco. The company has become one of the largest shortline railroad operators in the U.S., serving more than 1,300 customers on 4,500 miles of track on 27 shortlines. It also provides contract switching, terminal, and port services.

“We are very happy to welcome these new and experienced ITI Board members,” said Tom Finkbiner, member of the ITI Board of Directors and Principal of Surface Intermodal Solutions, LLC. “Both transportation executives bring an extensive range of industry experience and leadership to the ITI Board. We welcome the far-reaching support ITI has received from key business management leaders from all modes of transportation around the globe, as ITI continues to develop academic programs focused on transportation and supply chain management education.”

About ITI
The Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver offers an Executive Masters Program that awards a Master of Science in Intermodal Transportation Management from the University of Denver. This graduate degree program prepares transportation industry managers for the increasingly complex, global business environment where knowledge of finance, quantitative processes, supply chain, transportation law, and public policy issues as well as freight, passenger, and intermodal transportation operational strategies are critical management tools for success.  For more information on the ITI Executive Masters Program call: 303-871-4702 or visit: www.du.edu/transportation.


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