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Board of Directors

Lisa Winston Hicks is Chairman of the Board of MV Transportation where her business acumen, integrity, and strategic insights are enormous assets to the organization and have helped contribute to the company’s growth and success.

An accomplished lawyer in practice for more than 25 years, Lisa has held a number of leadership roles in corporations, private practice, and the federal government. She joined MV in 2012 as the company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and served in that role until early 2018 when she resigned to dedicate her professional time to the Chairman role.  Prior to MV, Lisa was Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary at Energy Future Holdings (formerly known as TXU Corp.); Shareholder, Winstead, Sechrest & Minick; Associate Counsel to the President of the United States; Counsel to the Deputy Attorney of the United States; and Acting Chief of Staff for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  Lisa began her legal career in San Francisco as an associate at Cooley Godward Castro Huddleson & Tatum.

Lisa received her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1992 and earned her undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University in 1988, where she was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2018, Lisa received the “Women Who Move the Nation” award from the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials and was also recognized by the Dallas Bar Association as part of their “Inspiring Women” series, recognizing lawyers who have made a positive mark on their business and the community.   She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors where she serves on the Membership Committee for the North Texas Chapter, American Bar Association’s Litigation Section, Dallas Bar Association, and Leadership Dallas Alumni Association. She previously served on the boards of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, Camp John Marc, and the Dallas Downtown Initiative.

Alex Lodde is a co-founder of MV Transportation, Inc. and remains an owner of the company, as well as a board member. Alex previously served as CEO, from the company’s founding in 1975 through 2000, and again from 2008 until 2010.

Alex’s focus on growth and execution of the company’s mission has remained steadfast. Under his guidance and astute business acumen, MV transformed from a family-owned mom and pop business to an aggressive competitor in an ever-changing transportation industry. He has consistently challenged MV’s executive leadership team to surpass its growth goals while providing excellent service to clients and passengers alike.

An entrepreneur at heart and an architect in spirit, Alex’s vision of building a company that can compete on every level, while still offering our clients a cost-effective solution to their transportation needs, has manifested in the team MV proudly offers as its corporate leadership. Further, his role on the company’s board of directors assures corporate governance that is consistent with not only this vision, but the changing dynamics of public transportation and its operating environment. Throughout MV’s existence, it has not been uncommon to find Alex in one of the company’s many divisions greeting drivers during their 4 a.m. pullouts, dispatching routes dressed in a driver’s uniform, motivating employees to achieve their performance goals or meeting with riders to assure them MV is always ready to serve their transportation needs.

Feysan Lodde is the visionary who transformed transportation contracting with the founding of MV Transportation. She remains an owner of the company, a member of MV’s Board of Directors, and a fierce defender of disability rights.

Lodde’s commitment to serving individuals with disabilities, as well as giving back to her community, is fueled by an unwavering drive to improve the quality of life for those most in need. MV’s motto, “we provide freedom” reflects her story, and captures the spirit with which she leads the organization.

Beginning as MV’s first vehicle operator, dispatcher, road supervisor, manager, and community liaison, Lodde exemplifies all that MV represents – a commitment to professional development for employees and dedication to providing the best service possible to our clients and riders. She has travelled the roads – literally and metaphorically – that each of MV’s 20,000 employees travel each day, and has never forgotten what it takes to serve the passenger community.

Instrumental in MV’s historic volunteer efforts during Hurricane Katrina, Lodde spearheaded the company’s caravan to disaster stricken New Orleans in 2005. Under Lodde’s leadership, MV sent 52 vehicles and more than 100 personnel to assist in rescue and recovery operations for more than 2 months. While there, the MV team established shuttles between New Orleans and Baton Rouge for hospital patients to three of the city’s functioning hospitals, and transported military personnel and residents to various parts of the state. Shortly thereafter, Lodde established the Freedom of Mobility Foundation, a charitable branch of the company with the ongoing goal to increase access to transportation for persons with disabilities and seniors.

Today, Feysan Lodde helps guide the strategic vision of MV, working with the Board and its Strategic Advisors to promote the company’s successful growth and maturity. Her most recent undertaking is the creation and leadership of MV’s Blueprint For Continued Success, a committee dedicated to garnering feedback from employees to confirm that MV is living up to its promises to its employees, clients, and the communities we serve. Lodde is a member of several organizations, but finds her greatest joy in helping others through her many philanthropic endeavors.

Among her many awards, Lodde is the recipient of:

  • 2011 Entrepreneur Award Winner, 13th Annual Madam C. J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon
  • 2010 History Makers Awards, Powerful Women of the Bay (honoree)
  • 2008 East Bay Business Times, Women of Distinction
  • 2008 East Bay Business Times, 24 East Bay Women-Led Businesses
  • 2009 Mae C. Jemison Award, COMTO Cincinnati Chapter

Thomas A. Egan is the Chief Executive Officer of MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Prior to being named CEO in April 2019, Tom served as MV’s President and Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for overseeing MV’s customer relationships and service delivery.  In this role he led a significant transformation of MV operations including overseeing a regional restructure of the organization, strengthening division leadership, implementing companywide best practices, and leveraging advanced technology and analytics – collectively resulting in increased operational efficiency and improved customer satisfaction. 

Tom has an extensive background and track record for success in leading large and complex global operations at companies including Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and most recently, DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a $25 billion publicly traded multinational corporation that specializes in delivering end-to-end, information technology services, where led the merger and transformation between Hewlett Packard Enterprise and CSC

Prior to DXC, Tom led Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing (ITO) for HPE, where he was responsible for global delivery of all ITO service lines to over 800 customers in more than 50 countries, managing a budget of more than $10 billion, 75,000 team members, and 4,000 suppliers. 

Tom lives in Frisco, Texas, with his wife.

Carolyn Flowers is a recognized thought leader in public transportation, joining the MV Transportation Board of Directors in 2019. She is also Senior Vice President and Americas Transit Market Sector Leader with AECOM, with responsibility for client and industry relations and coordinating business development in the United States and Canada.

Prior to AECOM she spent two years at the Federal Transit Administration as Senior Advisor and in the last nine months of her tenure she served as the Acting Administrator. From 2010 to 2015 she served as Chief Executive Officer/Director of Public Transit for Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), with responsibility for county-wide bus and rail transit planning and management.  Prior to joining the City of Charlotte, Carolyn was Chief Operations Officer for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and responsible for managing bus operations and Freeway Service Patrol.  In all, she spent nineteen years at MTA in a number of positions in budget and operations.

Carolyn currently serves on the boards of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA), the North American Transit Services Association (NATSA) and the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). She is also serving on the Board of the Women’s Transportation Seminar and the Eno Foundation and is a member of Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).

In 2007, Carolyn was recognized as the Tom Bradley Alumnus of the Year by the UCLA Black Alumni Association. The award is named for the first African-American Mayor of Los Angeles, a champion of public transportation for Los Angeles County. In 2008, she was named Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar.

She received a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Management.

Scott Letier has over 25 years of operating experience and investment and financial expertise, joining the MV Transportation Board of Directors in 2019.

As Managing Director of Deason Capital Services, LLC (DCS), a family office with over $1.5 billion in assets under management, Scott is actively involved in investing in private and public equities, as well as alternative assets in addition to managing administrative, accounting, estate, and tax functions. Prior to joining DCS, he was the Managing Director of JFO Group, LLC, the family office for the Jensen family from September 2006 to July 2014. He has over 25 years of prior leadership experience serving as a private equity investment professional and chief financial officer, and began his career in the audit group at Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young). 

Scott serves on numerous boards including Xerox Corporation, Conduent Incorporated, Stellar Global, LLC, a leading Australian and US based BPO/CRM Call Center Company, Colvin Resources Group, a Dallas based search and staffing firm, and Grow 52, LLC (dba, Gardenuity), a tech enabled retailer.  He is also Treasurer, board member, executive committee member, and Chairman of the audit and finance committees of the Dallas County Community College District Foundation.

Scott is a Certified Public Accountant and has a BBA with a concentration in accounting from the Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business.

John Rogers has more than 30 years of experience in politics, public policy, business, and government affairs. John has served on the MV Transportation Board of Directors since 2015. He is also CEO and Founder of Capstone National Partners and RL Leaders.

A keen sense of understanding to where collaboration will be most effective in unlocking conventional thinking, and finding solutions for government and business applications, are what make John stand out. He spends considerable time working on how to apply different technologies and research vectors to policy challenges.

John has a deep understanding of government, Congress, the Executive branch, and Defense policy issues— having served as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, a Congressional staff aide, manager of numerous political campaigns, advisor to politicians and celebrities, and head of a Government Affairs firm. He is a member of several non-profit and business boards and is an avid painter who lives in Wisconsin, spending his time in LA and Washington DC. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa.

Leadership Team

Thomas A. Egan is the Chief Executive Officer of MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Prior to being named CEO in April 2019, Tom served as MV’s President and Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for overseeing MV’s customer relationships and service delivery.  In this role he led a significant transformation of MV operations including overseeing a regional restructure of the organization, strengthening division leadership, implementing companywide best practices, and leveraging advanced technology and analytics – collectively resulting in increased operational efficiency and improved customer satisfaction. 

Tom has an extensive background and track record for success in leading large and complex global operations at companies including Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and most recently, DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a $25 billion publicly traded multinational corporation that specializes in delivering end-to-end, information technology services, where led the merger and transformation between Hewlett Packard Enterprise and CSC

Prior to DXC, Tom led Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing (ITO) for HPE, where he was responsible for global delivery of all ITO service lines to over 800 customers in more than 50 countries, managing a budget of more than $10 billion, 75,000 team members, and 4,000 suppliers. 

Tom lives in Frisco, Texas, with his wife.

Mark Collins is the President and Chief Operating Officer for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Mark is responsible for MV’s regional operations and customer service delivery.  He oversees over 250 contracts, which operate from locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to being promoted to President, Mark led regional operations and customer service delivery for MV’s Midwest and Canada regions, where he improved service delivery, safety and strengthened customer relationships.

Mark is a highly-accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience leading large and complex customer operations.  Before joining MV, Mark led Americas Service Delivery for DXC Technology, where he was responsible for more than 35,000 employees and oversaw the growth of $2B in business with 1,400 customers across all industry segments.  Prior to DXC, he had a similar role with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, where he oversaw service delivery and drove client satisfaction for over 800 customers with a team of 25,000 professionals.  

Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Georgetown College.  He and his wife live in Northville, Michigan.

Marie Meisenbach Graul is the Chief Financial Officer for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Marie joined MV in 2019 and oversees the company’s finance operations — including financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, shared services, internal audit, tax, treasury, and procurement.  Marie has a wealth of expertise driving large-scale corporate growth in multiple markets with both public and private companies including increasing enterprise value, P&L management, EBITDA growth, cost containment, reengineering operations, technology programs, and driving change.

Prior to joining MV, Marie served as Chief Financial Officer at Life Fitness, MXD Group, and Enesco Group.  At MXD Marie helped lead the transformation of this leading last mile solution provider serving retailers and shippers of big and bulky products with home delivery and innovative “white glove” installation service through a network of carriers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Marie resides in the Chicago, Illinois area, and holds a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University and MBA from the University of Oklahoma.

Jarrett Andrews is the Chief Human Resources Officer for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Jarrett leads all human resources functions, including succession planning, talent development, performance management, benefits, salary administration, labor relations, employee engagement, and sourcing.  He plays a significant role in MV’s overall performance promoting operational effectiveness, elevating team performance through innovative leadership, and driving execution of organizational strategy. He fosters a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

Prior to joining MV, Jarrett was a shareholder in the Dallas office of Littler Mendelson, a national law firm specializing in employment and labor law. He joined Littler from Energy Future Holdings Corp. where he last served as Managing Counsel, responsible for compliance by the parent company and all its subsidiaries with all laws and regulations governing the employment relationship.

Jarrett is Board certified in Labor/Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by fewer than 10 percent of Texas attorneys. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law and magna cum laude from Texas Tech University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He is also certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Chris Burls is the Chief Strategy Officer for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Chris is responsible for developing MV’s strategy and initiatives portfolio, and assisting with the leadership of MV’s various transformation programs. Chris maintains a focus on early identification of disruptive trends and partnerships that support the successful execution of the company’s strategic initiatives.

Chris has extensive experience in corporate strategy roles, including heading up Strategy and Corporate Initiatives for Luminant, an Energy Future Holdings (EFH) subsidiary, where he worked alongside the executive team to develop and execute key strategic initiatives, provide input on mergers and acquisitions, and help develop public policy. Most recently, Chris served as the Director of Investor Relations at EFH, where he oversaw communications with the investment community and served as Chief of Staff to the CEO.

Chris holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida A&M University. He and his family live in Allen, Texas.

Gary Coles is Strategic Advisor for MV Transportation. Gary is the CEO’s strategic advisor for revenue and growth-oriented initiatives, creating customer and industry relationship management plans, and evaluating strategic partnerships and potential areas of growth and investment. Gary also develops strategies that strengthen relationships and influence the expansion of MV’s footprint with targeted customers and markets.

Since joining MV in 2008 as Vice President of Business Development in the Central region, and later as Chief Sales Officer, Gary has been a driving force for MV’s growth. Along with his long-tenured experience in the transportation market – including stops at Veolia and Greyhound – Gary has demonstrated a clear strength in customer relationship management.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mary Washington College and a certificate in finance and accounting for non-financial managers from Southern Methodist University. He sits on the board of directors for three associations, including the New England Bus Association, the Bus Association of New York, and the Pennsylvania Bus Association.

Jim Haring is the Chief Information Officer for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Jim is responsible for MV’s overall technology strategy, underlying IT Infrastructure and business systems support for both internal external customers across the United States and Canada.  Jim also directs MV’s software product development activities which include the OneMV on-demand transit application.

Jim brings over 30 years of experience in IT service delivery including IT operations, Data Center Management and Migration. He joined MV from DXC Technology, where he led Offering Delivery and Transformation, including Cloud, Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Applications, and Workplace/Mobility.  He was responsible for a $3B budget, more than 13,000 employees in 50 countries and the most complex digital transformations for the company’s largest clients.  Prior to DXC, Jim was the lead for Project Delivery for Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing (ITO) for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), accountable for the execution and profitability of over $1B of projects/service requests as well as management of the common methods and standards for global build services. Jim managed the complex carve out of the infrastructure in the HP/HPE split and helped define the future operation model for the infrastructure business.  He has also previously held the role of Global Account Operations Manager at Kraft Foods, one of HP‘s largest accounts, where he led a team of more than 1,000 people in delivering services across multiple portfolio segments for a $1.5 billion contract.

Jim is a graduate of the International School of Ministries and holds a certified Computer Operator designation.  He and his family live in Frisco, Texas.

Dorina Hertner is the Chief Risk Officer for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Dorina brings over 20 years of professional leadership and risk management experience to the role leading MV’s risk management to provide expertise in mitigating the organizational risks. Prior to MV, Dorina led Risk Management for 7-Eleven, Inc. and the North American operations of over 10,000 properties. She also brings with her risk management experience from JCPenney and G6 Hospitality. Her focus is risk financing and showing the value of analytics to yield improvements to the total cost of risk. She is a leader in the Women in Insurance Networking Group (WING) DFW to further her passion of “cross mentoring” all generations and genders in the workforce.

Dorina earned her BS in mathematics from Texas Tech University and has a certificate in Graduate Business Analytics from Southern Methodist University. She was the 2016 President of DFW RIMS, earned DFW RIMS 2013 Distinguished Deputy, 2014 Top Risk Managers by DCEO Magazine, and 2016 Women to Watch by Business Insurance.

Ted Navitskas is the General Counsel for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Ted provides MV and its board with legal, compliance, and strategic guidance, with an ongoing focus to improve the company’s overall legal risk profile.

Ted joined MV Transportation in 2015 as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, responsible for corporate law and contracts. Prior to MV Transportation, he was General Counsel and Secretary of Ennis-Flint, the world’s largest manufacturer of road and highway markings.

Before Ennis-Flint, Ted was engaged in the private practice of law with Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP and Hallet & Perrin, P.C. in Dallas, Texas, and Chadbourne & Park LLP in New York, New York; he specialized in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and bankruptcy.

Ted is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the University of Michigan Law School.

Scott Sosnowski is the Chief Sales Officer for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Scott is responsible for ensuring MV’s sustainable revenue growth with oversight of sales strategy, planning, and execution for all the company’s business segments. Scott’s team includes business development, proposal creation, and regional sales focused on aligning the objectives of the organization with our customers’ needs.

Scott has more than 20 years of sales and operational leadership experience, helping transform sales programs, improve sales processes, and implement new training, compensation, and client engagement models. Before joining MV, Scott held a number of leadership roles in the technology services sector, most recently as President of NTT DATA’s Commercial Services business segment where he oversaw the growth and profitability of the company’s customers in the transportation and logistics, retail, travel, and education industries. Prior to NTT DATA, Scott led strategic sales at Dell, where he was responsible for the sales, solutioning, and contracting of large-scale outsourcing transactions across all lines of business, market segments, and regions as well as infrastructure outsourcing solution sales for North America and EMEA.

Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy. He and his wife live in Fairview, Texas.

Stephanie Weber is the Vice President of Safety for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Stephanie is responsible for ensuring that our operators are properly trained to deliver the safest and most reliable customer experience in the industry. Stephanie, along with her team of Safety Directors, manage and coordinate MV's safety policies and practices to achieve successful regulatory compliance and risk management in support of field operations.

Prior to joining MV in 2016, Stephanie managed a sales operations team for a $1B+ company where she evolved the organization's reporting and analytical capabilities, enabled management to run successful initiatives, and implemented sales-enabling tools and resources. Stephanie has a track record of consistent success in identifying critical areas of need and performing all phases of business optimization to assure operational quality and lasting improvement.

Stephanie graduated summa cum laude in Finance and Business Administration from Illinois State University and holds an advanced degree in Business Analytics from Loras University. She is a Certified Safety Supervisor through the North American Transportation Management Institute.

Jeff Womack is the Chief Marketing Officer for MV Transportation, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals in 153 locations in North America.

Jeff leads marketing and communications with a focus on amplifying the MV brand, competitively positioning the company for growth, and driving high employee engagement for the diverse workforce.

Jeff has an extensive background leading global marketing organizations and successfully driving both strategic and tactical marketing and sales growth plans. Most recently Jeff was Chief Marketing Officer at NTT DATA, a global technology services and solutions company, where he was responsible for integrated marketing, communications, analyst relations and alliances. Prior to NTT DATA, he served as vice president of worldwide product marketing for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services where he led portfolio marketing and sales enablement. Before HP, Jeff held various executive positions at EDS leading marketing and communications for the consulting, alliances, and global offshore teams.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. He and his family live in McKinney, Texas.