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Floridians for Better Transportation Names Patrenos President

Former Exec. Dir. of the Florida Transportation Commission succeeds Ubben

Floridians for Better Transportation (FBT) today named Sally Patrenos, a public affairs professional with more than 30 years experience working in public affairs, government relations, economic development and marketing, as its new President. Patrenos, who begins her new assignment on August 22, succeeds Matthew D. Ubben, who recently accepted an appointment to serve as Executive Director of the Florida Transportation Commission.

"We are excited that Sally has joined the FBT team. She is a well-respected professional whose proven leadership skills and experience in Florida will help us strengthen our voice for transportation," said Denver Stutler, FBT's 2016 Chairman. "She will work closely with our transportation partners to promote dedicated transportation funding, support our strategic objectives, and expand our membership base."

"Florida's population continues to grow at a record pace, which means our economic future and prosperity depends on a safe and efficient transportation system. We must invest additional revenue over the next decade not just to maintain current transportation conditions but to improve them," said Patrenos. "FBT is an important advocacy organization helping to shape and promote the transportation agenda in Florida. I appreciate the opportunity to lead FBT and look forward to working with Denver and the other dedicated members of this diverse organization to enhance mobility for all 20 million Floridians and our more than 100 million annual visitors."

Patrenos founded Patrenos & Associates LLC, an advocacy, media relations and governmental affairs firm, in June 2011, representing both public and private sector entities from the energy, transportation, economic development and media industries. Previously, she served in the following government positions: Executive Director, Florida Transportation Commission; Administrator, Intergovernmental Affairs, Florida Department of Transportation; Executive Director, Florida International Affairs Commission, as well as Director, Division of International Marketing for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. Prior to her state government service, Patrenos was Associate Director of the Florida Petroleum Council, where she was in charge of media relations, governmental affairs and external liaison.

Patrenos is a native of Rome, Georgia, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from North Georgia College. She resides in Tallahassee, Florida.

Please welcome Sally at spatrenos@bettertransportation.org.