Transforming Transportation
ITNAmerica’s Annual Retreat 2022 October 12 – 13

Speakers

Terry Bills
Global Transportation Industry Director, Esri

Terry Bills is the Global Transportation Industry Director at Esri, responsible for all transportation infrastructure segments worldwide. He has more than 25 years of experience in transportation, working on planning, policy development, information technology and GIS.

Katherine Freund
Founder and CEO, ITNAmerica

Katherine is the founder and President of Independent Transportation Network of America.  Katherine has an MA in Public Policy from the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service and a BA in English Literature from SUNY-Buffalo.  She Chaired the Task Force to Study the Safe Mobility of Maine’s Aging Population, served on the Advisory Committee for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and as a National Transit Institute Fellow.  She served for twelve years on the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on the Safe Mobility of Seniors where she Co-chaired the Joint Subcommittee on Transportation Options for Seniors. In 2013, Katherine testified about ITNAmerica and sustainable senior transportation before the US Senate Special Committee on Aging.  

Katherine was featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of the “12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement,” and on CNN’s “Breakthrough Women” series.   She has received AARP’s Inspire Award, the Maxwell Pollack Award from the Gerontological Society of America, and the Social Enterprise Alliance award for Leadership in Innovative Enterprise Ideas. Katherine is also the recipient of the Access Award from the American Foundation for the Blind, the Archstone Award for Excellence in Program Innovation from the American Public Health Association, the Mather Institute 2020 Innovative Research in Aging Silver Award and the Giraffe Award for sticking her neck out for the common good.  She lives in Portland, Maine, and has two adult children.

Laura Dake
ITNCountry Project Manager

Laura is the ITNCountry Project Manager and Affiliate Support Representative for ITNAmerica.  ITNCountry is a rural transportation model that is being rolled out as part of a large FTA demonstration grant in ten communities.  Laura provides direct support, training, and guidance to the ITNCountry demonstration sites as well as to nine ITN Affiliates. 

In addition to her full-time job, Laura is serving in her third term on Versailles City Council. She is very involved in her community, working on a variety of issues, including downtown revitalization; city park improvements; and affordable housing and homelessness. Laura lives in Versailles, KY with her husband and has three adult children.