Ronda Bout is a transportation advocate passionate about safety, smart streets, and climate justice. She loves teaching and is always excited to talk about transportation, from the broad vision of what needs to be done, to the nuts and bolts of building and funding infrastructure. If you begin a conversation with her about roundabouts – her favorite subject – be prepared to stay awhile!
Jonathan French is a licensed, professional engineer residing in Hallowell, Maine. He is currently employed as a transportation engineer and engineering data manager at Maine DOT. He has 6 years in construction and 19 years in design, with a specialty in roundabout design. Throughout his career he has been devoted to improving highway safety, resiliency, and cost-effectiveness through innovation. He is also a member of ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) and the ITE Roundabout Committee.
Bill Bagnall is a Partner at Aubrey & Associates, a marketing agency serving credit unions nationally. Bill’s background includes strategic marketing, brand development and customer outreach to build community connections for clients. His work involves direct marketing, public relations and electronic communications that attracts new members and builds deeper relations with existing members. Bill holds a degree in Marketing Communications from California State University Fullerton and lives in Portland, Oregon. Bill was a co-founder of PDX for Pete, a group of supporters in Portland for Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 Presidential campaign. Bill also served on the Portland Streetcar Citizens Advisory Council.
Jan Dohner is a non-fiction writer and a retired librarian. A former Pete for America Digital Captain (@ForLibrarians on Twitter), Jan was also an active member of the grassroots volunteer group Michigan for Pete and the co-lead for Michigan CD 7. Jan lives on a farm and is especially interested in rural and climate issues.
Laura De Veau Laura De Veau, Ed.D. serves as the Principal and Founder of Fortify Associates, LLC. A boutique consulting firm located in Newton, Massachusetts serving mission driven organizations committed to optimization, training, and organizing. She has taken her 30 years of experience in higher education to the classroom where she serves as an adjunct faculty member at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development in the Higher Education Administration program. An ally for the LGBTQ+ community, Laura currently serves on the Board of Directors for GALA Choruses, which leads the North American LGBT choral movement and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus from 2007 to 2013. Laura has taken her skills to politics and served on the campaign staff of the Jon Ossoff for Senate 2020 campaign holding the position of Digital Communities Organizer. Prior to being hired by the Ossoff campaign, she held national volunteer leadership positions for both the Joe Biden 2020, Pete Buttigieg 2020, and Ed Markey for Senate 2020 campaigns.