Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) Executive Director Laura Kelley has accepted an invitation to serve on the University of Florida Transportation Institute’s (UFTI) External Advisory Board. The Institute’s mission is to conduct and foster impactful, cross-cutting, multimodal transportation research and educate the next generation of transportation leaders.
“Having served previously as an external advisory board member on UF’s Center for Multimodal Solutions for Congestion Mitigation, I know what great work they do,” said Laura Kelley, CFX Executive Director. “I am truly honored to have been asked to participate on UFTI’s External Advisory Board.”
“I am thrilled that Laura Kelley is joining the UFTI’s External Advisory Board,” said UFTI Director Dr. Lily Elefteriadou. “She brings an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise and we will greatly benefit from her insights. We are looking forward to working with Laura to expand and enhance the UFTI’s research and education activities.”
The Institute was created in 2013 as an umbrella organization housing several other transportation-related centers within the University of Florida to provide solutions to a variety of transportation problems. It also houses a U.S. Department of Transportation grant funded southeast regional University Transportation Center, known as the STRIDE Center.
Ms. Kelley has more than 30 years of experience in executive transportation management, helping share national, state and local policy. In 2014, she was named CFX’s first executive director. She manages the daily operations of the agency’s 109-mile expressway system, and is responsible for a nearly $1.3 billion dollar five-year work plan.