Ronda Bout is a transportation advocate passionate about safety, complete 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.
Julie Parker is a freelance project manager whose background includes IT project management and marketing. She is co-founder of Barnstormers for America, a national grassroots organization that began as Barnstormers for Pete, which provided grassroots support for Pete Buttigieg during his 2020 campaign for president. Julie has held national volunteer leadership positions for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 as well as Bernie Sanders in 2016. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Christina Cronin works as a fundraiser for Baystate Health, a healthcare system serving western Massachusetts, prior to that she worked at Wilbraham and Monson Academy, an independent school which has an international student body representing more than 35 countries. Chris's interest in politics was reignited after the 2016 election where she participated in the Boston Women's March. Since then, she has supported the work of the ACLU, Fair Fight, The 2020 Ossof and Warnock campaigns, the 2020 Biden campaign, and Common Cause. She is on the board of the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the World Affairs Council, and is a proponent of the campaign for east-west rail service connecting all of Massachusetts. She is proud to serve on the Build the Era Advisory Board.