NAPW Inducts Julie A. Vazquez, CCTM, Data Integrated Technology Systems Manager, City of Los Angeles DOT, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Julie A. Vazquez selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to welcome Julie into this exceptional group of professional women. She and her company are making great strides in the transit industry.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Julie Vazquez as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in the transit industry. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Julie into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “She and her company are making great strides in the transit industry.”

Ms. Vazquez started her career in the transit industry in the late 1990s. Since then, she has watched as new technologies continually evolve. Now Transit Bureau Data and Integrated Technology Systems Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), she ensures the smooth implementation of these changes. Although challenging, it is also an aspect of her job she finds most exciting.

“This position gives me an opportunity to explore new technologies, make recommendations and evaluate the end results,” said Ms. Vazquez, who has been with LADOT for more than 17 years. “It’s a perfect fit for me. I enjoy data analysis and have found that in order to truly comprehend the facets of an industry you must understand what the data is telling you, from the budgetary practices to the operational performance. It’s all in the data.”

As a member of LADOT’s Transit Operations Innovation Group, Ms. Vazquez is part of the team who explores, recommends and oversees all new technology or upgrades. “As part of this group, I am given the opportunity to implement new technologies that benefi t our residents,” she said. She played a key role in the installation of the route announcement system in 2009, taking it from its single announcement stage to the more-complex system it is today.

Committed to growing in her role, Ms. Vazquez knows the future of transit is highly dependent upon staying on top of the latest technology. “In order to stay relevant as a transportation option, new technologies must be integrated into the existing infrastructures,” she said.

Awards & Accomplishments: U.S. Navy; B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Professional Aeronautics with a minor in Electronic Engineering; Institute of Transportation Engineers; American Legion Post 1000; Disabled American Veterans; Embry-Riddle Alumni Association

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