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Beverly Scott Wins The Hubert H. Humphrey Award

The Hubert H. Humphrey Award is awarded annually in recognition of notable public service by a political scientist.

Beverly Scott holds a PhD in political science from Howard University and has spent the last 30 years in leadership positions in the world of public transportation. Most recently, she served as general manager and CEO of Atlanta’s Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and then as general manager and CEO of Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Throughout her career, Scott has demonstrated courageous leadership, balancing the demands of myriad stakeholders both within and outside of the organizations she has led, taking on controversial issues and deftly confronting her political adversaries. She has been a strong and compelling voice for transportation equity. Her leadership has been recognized through numerous awards and honors. Scott was recently nominated by President Obama to serve on the National Transportation Safety Board. The committee believes her record of distinguished public service, built on her training and background as a political scientist, makes Scott an exemplary candidate for the Hubert H. Humphrey Award.

Award Committee:
Liz Gerber, University of Michigan
Marion Orr, Brown University
Carmen Sirianni, Brandeis University

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