Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
Lynda M. Dorman of Silver Spring, Maryland, has been hired by WTS International, the association for the global advancement of women in transportation, as its Chief Corporate Relations Officer. With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit executive leadership, Dorman is charged with all aspects of strategic initiatives related to fund development and management of corporate partnerships from public, private, and nonprofit sources, and creating a diversified revenue stream that supports organizational sustainability and growth for the association as it expands globally. Dorman is part of the WTS International executive team, reporting directly to its President and CEO, Marcia Ferranto.
“WTS International’s plan to expand both globally and here in the U.S. is in alignment with the needs of the transportation industry and infrastructure initiatives throughout the U.S. and the world,” said Ferranto. “With Lynda Dorman leading our development efforts, WTS is poised to support the industry with the proliferation of professional chapters, college chapters, and our Transportation YOU program, which is designed to engage 13 - 18 year old girls in STEM studies and a future in the transportation field. Public- and private-sector support is key to WTS International’s initiatives to help bridge the impending workforce gap that has already started to widen—by 2017, there will be a shortage of skilled professionals available to fill more than two million open jobs.”
Dorman has extensive experience in identifying, capturing, and managing funding and program partnerships with commercial, governmental, academic, and nonprofit entities for the support of fund development, policy change, program development and social investment. She has spent the past five years serving as an independent consulting analyst for several private firms and public agencies. Prior to that, Dorman served as Executive Director for the Black Entertainment Television Foundation (BET), Inc., in Washington, DC, where she managed national operations, developed community engagement programs, organization finances, state and federal charitable and tax compliance filings and major fund development partnerships. She received both her Master of Business Administration and her Master of International Management degrees at the University of Maryland and a Bachelors of Arts in Business from National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois.
WTS International, headquartered in Washington, DC, is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women in the transportation industry. With more than 5,000 members, WTS seeks to attract, retain, and advance through its professional programs, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders. More information can be found at http://www.WTSinternational.org.