Professional and Career Development

Rising Star/Young Member of the Year Award

ITE is committed to cultivating the next generation of our profession. As such, ITE’s Rising Stars Program has been created to identify the next generation and new faces of the transportation profession. It is designed to recognize members under the age of 35 who have already made an impact on the profession, have demonstrated the ability to lead the next generation, and have implemented innovative techniques to solve transportation problems. Each year’s Rising Stars Class will consist of representatives from ITE’s Districts. Each year, one Rising Star will be selected for the Young Member of the Year Award.


Past Recipients


2015 K. Scott Walker
2016 Praveen Pasumarthy
2017 Erin Toop
2018 Adam W. Allen
2020 Andy Kaplan