Texas Transportation Institute Executive Associate Agency Director Katie Turnbull has been named a national associate of the National Research Council (NRC). The selection is based on her volunteer service with the TRB.
Turnbull joins 28 others in the 2011 Class of National Associates. The program began in 2001 “to recognize extraordinary contributions made by individuals to the [NRC] through their service on committees and panels of the NRC and the Institute of Medicine without compensation.” Turnbull and others were singled out for their past service. The designation means a lifetime membership in the program.
Over her career Turnbull has served in numerous capacities in TRB activities. She served as chair of the HOV Systems Committee, chair of the Policy and Organization Group, chair of the Planning and Environment Group, and chair of the Planning, Policy, and Process Section. Turnbull is currently the chair of the Technical Activities Council. She has also assisted in planning numerous conferences and has served on project panels.
As part of the honor, Turnbull has access to the Members Center at the National Academy of Sciences Building on Constitution Avenue.
“It is an honor to be recognized for your volunteer activities and it’s really special to be included with the very qualified individuals who make up the 2011 Class of National Associates,” she said.