Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards was given the Peter P. Quinn leadership award from the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association at a ceremony in King of Prussia.
The Quinn award is given annually to recipients who have embodied his spirit of leadership and his belief of giving back selflessly in all that one does.
Quinn, the late founding director of GVF, worked in many different industries and leadership positions across the U.S. and throughout the world. He always believed in giving everything in advancing programs or initiatives that improve the greater good for all.
The award has been given annually in his honor to individuals in transportation who have been an example of that philosophy.
“As a former planner, I am deeply honored with this award from my colleagues in the planning community,” Richards said. “I am committed to a collaborative approach at PennDOT as we work to improve mobility and safety in our transportation networks and I am gratified by this affirmation.”
Richards was cited for being a leader in developing a cultural change within PennDOT and throughout the transportation sector in Pennsylvania and the U.S.
“She has worked to chart a new course for PennDOT, and we have been impressed with her emphasis on integrating planning into all of what PennDOT is working on,” said Rob Henry, GVF executive director.