NJTPA Update Blog

October 2018

NJTPA Board Names Mary D. Ameen Executive Director

Posted: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

The NJTPA Board votes to appoint Mary Ameen executive director

The NJTPA has a new executive director.

The NJTPA Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Mary D. Ameen, the agency’s deputy executive director, to the top post at its September meeting.

“I want to congratulate you and thank you for your work as Acting Executive Director over the past four months,” Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada, Chair of the NJTPA Board said after the vote. “I am sure you and the NJTPA staff will continue to work well with the Board, the subregions, and our partner agencies, and I look forward to working with you in the months and years to come.”

Ms. Ameen has worked for the NJTPA since 2006. She most recently served as Deputy Executive Director, a position she was appointed to in 2012. Prior to that she was the Director of External Affairs.

Before joining the NJTPA, Ms. Ameen was the Director of Strategic Transportation Policy and Planning at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that she spent more than 20 years at the New Jersey Highway Authority, which was responsible for operating the Garden State Parkway until its consolidation with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in 2003. She served as Assistant Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer for Construction and as a Traffic Engineer during her time there.

Ms. Ameen holds a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School in Newark; a master’s in management from Stevens Institute of Technology, a master’s in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens.

Ms. Ameen also serves on the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey’s Board of Trustees. She replaces Mary K. Murphy, who left earlier this year to take a position at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.