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President | Earl J. "Buddy" Croft III
Executive Director, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, Jamestown, RI
At IBTTA, Buddy is a member of the Board of Directors, serving as President. Before his appointment to IBTTA’s Board of Directors, Buddy actively served the association as a member of several committees including as Chairman of the IBTTA Audit Committee, on the Association’s Finance Committee, and as a member of the Government Affairs Committee.
In addition to the IBTTA, Buddy also serves on the Executive Board of the E-ZPass Group made up of 14 states and 25 agencies from the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States. Buddy has served on the Executive Board since 2006. Prior to joining RITBA and IBTTA, Buddy was the Chief of Staff for the Rhode Island Family Court. Buddy oversaw 150 employees as well as the administrative matters of Court. He also served as the Drug Court and Truancy Court Coordinator and the Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the Family Court in Rhode Island. During his time with the Rhode Island Court System, he served as the Vice Chairman for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and the Chairman of the NADCP Fundraising/Development Committee. A native Rhode Islander, Buddy holds a BA in Political Science from Providence College. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children and ten grandchildren.
First Vice President | Emanuela Stocchi Director of International Affairs, Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (AISCAT), Rome, Italy
Emanuela served IBTTA and its members through work on several committees before being appointed to the board of directors in 2011. She also served a two-year term as International Vice President, one-year term as Second Vice President and is now serving the Association as First Vice President. Emanuela will become IBTTA’s President in 2017.
Executive Director, E-470 Public Highway Authority, Aurora, CO
Tim’s tolling career began with OTA in 1984 where he held positions beginning in field maintenance and advancing to Director of Patron Services, Director of Maintenance, Director of Planning and Operations, and Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer, a position held beginning in 2005. Tim was appointed Executive Director of OTA in April 1, 2013 and served in that role until January 31, 2016 when he was appointed as Executive Director of E-470 PHA, Tim began his position as Executive Director of E-470 PHA on February 1, 2016. Tim is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, OKC with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.
Tim has served IBTTA and its members through work on various committees before being elected to the IBTTA Board of Directors in 2014. Tim currently serves as the Association’s Second Vice President and is slated to become IBTTA’s President in 2018.
International Vice President | Malika SeddiDirector of International Affairs, Association Professionnelle Autoroutes et Ouvrages à Péage (ASFA), Paris, France
Immediate Past President | Javier Rodriguez
Executive Director, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, Miami, FL
For more than 10 years, Javier has been an active member with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) volunteering in many capacities and serving on various committees. He joined the IBTTA Board of Directors in 2007 and served as president of the association in 2015. In addition to his executive leadership, Javier plays an active role in his community and is currently an active member of the Salvation Army Miami Advisory Board.
Executive Director | Pat JonesInternational Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Washington, DC
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