ARTBA Women Leaders Council Chair

lisa-robertLisa M. Robert, PE
RS&H (Executive Vice President)
ARTBA Women Leaders Council Chair

Lisa M. Robert, PE is an Executive Vice President for RS&H, a fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting firm that helps clients realize their most complex facility and infrastructure projects for land, air, and space. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Lisa provides executive oversight to the company’s growing communications, branding and strategic initiatives. Previously, she led the firm’s Transportation-Infrastructure Practice as Senior Vice President.

Latest Council Updates:
Women Leaders Panel Focuses on Recruitment and Retention

Read our feature story in U.S. DOT’s Public Roads magazine

Mission Statement:

The ARTBA Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction Council (hereinafter referred to as the Women Leaders Council) will promote leadership and career advancement for professional women in the transportation design and construction industry through networking, mentoring, recognition and educational activities in partnership with ARTBA and other stakeholders.

WLC Overview:

The Women Leaders Council will focus on raising the profile of women within ARTBA, as well as supporting and attracting more professional women to the transportation design and construction industry.

  • The WLC is open to all ARTBA members.
  • The intent of the Women Leaders Council is to support ARTBA’s primary mission of aggressively growing, stabilizing and protecting transportation infrastructure investment.
  • The WLC will work on ways to showcase the many benefits that this industry can provide a professional career (with emphasis on attracting women to the profession).

WLC Strategic Plan:

Strategic Plan Women Leaders’ Council

ARTBA Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction Awards

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Congratulations to last year’s winners. Read the press release to learn about these dynamic individuals and companies. This annual awards program honors “extraordinary efforts of individuals, companies and public agencies that have demonstrated leadership and dedication to innovation in the transportation construction field as well as the promotion of women leaders within the industry.”


Spotlight on Women Leaders Webinar Series

This webinar series reflects one of the WLC’s goals to raise the profile of professional women in transportation design and construction within ARTBA. The WLC sponsors webinars with female speakers on topics of general interest in the transportation design and construction industry. Speakers have ranged from well – known academic professionals to state department of transportation leaders. VIEW THE LATEST WEBINAR

On Demand!

  • ARTBA Spotlight on Women Leaders Webinar (2016)

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  • ARTBA Spotlight on Women Leaders Webinar (2015)

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How to Get Involved:

The WLC is open to all ARTBA members. To sign up, or for more information, please contact Allison Klein at or (202) 289-4434, ext. 305.

The WLC fills a unique need in the transportation construction industry. As the founding Chair, I am proud to provide a forum to celebrate the many contributions of women in our field. Our activities also help provide a path to active participation in ARTBA for experienced women in transportation as well as early career female professionals. Our activities, such as sponsoring webinars, first time attendee support, mentoring programs, and networking events at ARTBA meetings provide visibility and opportunities for fellowship. We welcome all ARTBA members to our meetings and activities, and see our role as helping to strengthen ARTBA as an organization and increase its base of active membership.

Melissa Tooley, PhD, PE (Director, Southwest Region University Transportation Center Texas A&M Transportation Institute Texas A&M University System)

“ARTBA’s Women Leaders Council provides a forum for women who have been around the block in our industry and have successfully contributed to it in ways that may or may  not seem apparent or in ways that may or  may not have been showcased.  Providing this venue will encourage other women to get involved in supporting ARTBA’s mission and its strategic plan and in so doing the Council provides a forum for young emerging women leaders as well.  Working together with all groups within ARTBA and the industry as a whole will only help to achieve our goals more quickly – a benefit to men and women alike. “

Kathi Holst (Road Construction & Maintenance Services President)