Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) is Arlington County’s business-to-business transportation consulting organization, managed by The Destination Sales and Marketing Group (DS&MG).
ATP offers transportation expertise and complimentary assistance to give businesses, residential communities and commercial properties a competitive edge and to help improve transportation amenities and commuter benefits. These services and programs have significant impacts on commuting patterns, traffic congestion, personal health and air quality in Arlington County.
Located in Arlington, Virginia, ATP implements innovative programs with expert knowledge, making us the leading Transportation Demand Management (TDM) specialists in the country.
In operation since July 1998, ATP works with:
- Over 800 Employers
- Over 300 Residential Communities
- 80+ Commercial Properties
- Arlington Public Schools sites
ATP is a program of Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), a bureau of Arlington’s Department of Environmental Services. ACCS serves people who live, work or visit Arlington through programs and services that are designed to encourage the use of mass transit, carpooling and vanpooling, bicycling, walking, teleworking and other alternatives to driving alone.
>> Learn more about ACCS.
Lois R. DeMeester | CEO
Lois R. DeMeester is the Founder and CEO of The Destination Sales & Marketing Group, Ltd. (DS&MG). Since its inception in 1992, DS&MG has become the leader in the field of transportation demand management (TDM), transportation grant administration and program development. In 1998, Lois founded Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), a group committed to assisting Arlington employers attract and retain top workforces by assisting executives in the implementation of transportation benefit programs. In 2010, she founded Mobility Lab, recognized today as a national think-tank focused on best practices in mobility management – which aims to move people instead of cars.
She and her team of DS&MG experts provide brand strategy, market research and analysis, TDM, sales, marketing and communications services for BikeArlington, ATP, WalkArlington, Capital Bikeshare, DC Circulator and goDCgo. Her strategic vision and leadership of ATP has helped Arlington County achieve its vision of becoming a national leader in sustainable transportation and smart growth.
Collaborative visionary | Master gardener | Lake girl | Feng shui practitioner
Wendy Duren | ATP Program Director
As the Program Director of Arlington Transportation Partners, Wendy is the business-tobusiness transportation demand management expert. She manages a team of nine sales and marketing employees and is responsible for the Employer, Property & Development, Multi-Family Residential, Schools and Hotel Services Programs. Wendy ensures all goals, objectives and timelines are met within budget. Wendy is also a Board Member of the Association for Commuter Transportation.
Before joining DS&MG, she was the president of an expatriate membership group in the Principality of Liechtenstein, and the sales and marketing lead for Metro Transit’s Metropass Program in the Twin Cities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in German, International Relations and Intercultural Communications from St. Cloud State University.
Proud Minnesotan | Pho enthusiast | Geocaching amabssador | SCUBA certified novice
Keara Mehlert, ACIP | P&DS Program Director
Property & Development Services
Keara directs the Property & Development Services Program for ATP, working with new developments in Arlington County that have transportation demand management site plan conditions. She also works with existing commercial office buildings in the County to implement sustainable transportation amenities, programs and initiatives for building tenants.
Keara is a member of the Sustainable Real Estate Development Council with the Association for Commuter Transportation, a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Education Committee and a member of the American Planning Association. She holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University.
DC born and raised | Homemade pizza connoisseur | Sports fanatic | Dog mom
Maggie Awad | Marketing Director
As the Marketing Director of Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), Maggie serves as ATP’s lead on all things marketing. From digital to print materials, across all programs, Maggie works to give ATP’s clients and audience a cohesive brand experience. Since July 2014, Maggie has tripled ATP’s online presence in both social media and blogs, contributing to the success of ATP’s flagship program, Champions, in Arlington County, Virginia.
Before working at ATP, she was the Marketing Manager for WeeWorld, a Scottish social media site for teens. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Elon University and is a member of the Association for Commuter Transportation and the American Marketing Association.
Shoestring backpacker | Cat meme supporter | Sushi connoisseur | Social butterfly
Lorene Kluge | Art Director
As Art Director for the Destination Sales & Marketing Group, Lorene is the behind-the-scenes creative force for ATP. She imaginatively blends design, illustration and color to inspire Arlington employees to use alternative modes of transportation. Lorene is responsible for producing print and web based marketing materials including logos, sales kits, posters, brochures, ads, infographics and special event materials. Her designs have been instrumental in the success of all ATP programs. Lorene is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
Before joining DS&MG, she was a graphic designer and research specialist with the Educational Research Service authoring and designing publications for the nation’s education leaders. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from George Mason University.
Traveler | Cajun/Zydeco dancer | Macro photography novice | Cooking enthusiast
Pinky Advani | Senior Manager, Business Development
As a Senior Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners, Pinky is responsible for the employer transportation demand management program for her territories that include Clarendon, Virginia Square and Ballston. She works with organizations of all sizes to assist in implementing new programs and enhancing existing benefits programs. Pinky uses her extensive account management skills to make sure her clients reach their goals.
Prior to joining Arlington Transportation Partners, she worked in account management at Fishbowl, a technology company serving the restaurant and hospitality industry. She holds a masters degree in Commerce and Economics from Mumbai University.
Bollywood aficionado | Fitness fanatic | Global citizen | Anthony Bourdain junkie
Jonathan Bollhoefer | Senior Manager, Business Development
Jonathan works with hundreds of employers in the Crystal City, Pentagon City and Shirlington neighborhoods of Arlington to implement transportation demand management strategies. He works directly with decision-makers and helps them implement new commuter benefits programs, share alternative transportation information and create new strategies to make commuting easier.
He recently acted as the first-ever chairman of the Car Free Day Committee at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and is a member of the Association of Commuter Transportation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Central Florida.
Dog father | Homemade pasta creator | Forager | Midday snacks enthusiast
Dagmawi “Dag” Alemayehu | Manager, Business Development
Property & Development Services, Commercial & Visitor Services
As Business Development Manager for Commercial and Visitor Services at Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), Dagmawi works with the new developments in Arlington County that have transportation demand management site plan conditions. He also works with existing commercial office buildings and hotels in the County to implement sustainable transportation amenities, programs and initiatives for building tenants and visitors to the area.
Prior to joining ATP, he worked for goDCgo, an initiative of the District Department of Transportation. He assisted DC hotels, lodging providers (Airbnb), museums and the Convention and Visitors Bureau with using active forms of transportation for their employees and visitors in the DC region. He earned his master’s degree in Global Hospitality Leadership from Georgetown University and is a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and International Hotel & Luxury Association (IHLA).
DC sports enthusiast | Tourism fanatic | Carnivore habits | Quite loquacious
Marie Cox | Manager, Business Development
Marie is a Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners, helping employers in Pentagon City, Crystal City, Columbia Pike and Shirlington think strategically about their commuter benefit programs. She provides businesses with information and services that make it easy and enjoyable for employees in South Arlington to commute to and from work each day using different modes of transportation.
Prior to joining the team, Marie helped connect nonprofit employers with jobseekers in the DC area, as well as assisted employers and their employees with FMLA and leave administration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from Virginia Tech.
Documentary buff | Run nerd | Muffin enthusiast | Painting guru
Elizabeth A. Denton | Manager, Business Development
Elizabeth is the Schools business development manager and works with Arlington Public Schools (APS) to reduce vehicle traffic around schools and to make them healthier, greener places to work and learn. ATP’s School Services Program works to ensure that APS employees are utilizing existing multimodal transportation benefits and options. The Schools Services parallels the student bicycle and pedestrian education work done by the APS Safe Routes to School coordinator, to foster the whole community.
Elizabeth joined DS&MG with a wide range of experience, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in European History, and 17 years experience in theatrical costuming.
Dedicated stitcher | Reflective fashion expert | Travel addict | Bicycle blogger
Sheila McGraw | Manager, Business Development
Property & Development Services, Multi-Family Residential
As a Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners, Sheila works with multi-family residential properties throughout the County to implement new programs and improve transportation-related amenities. She works with buildings of all sizes and classes to ensure that residents are aware of and encouraged to use alternative forms of transportation at the building level.
She joined ATP after spending the past two years in the Netherlands, working with local organizations and earning a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Amsterdam. She is eager to share her experiences with sustainable transportation here in Arlington and build off the success achieved by multi-family properties in the County.
Bike geek | Dog cuddling expert | Ultimate Frisbee addict | Advanced Scuba diver
Claudia Pors | Manager, Business Development
Property & Development Services, Multi-Family Residential
As Business Development Manager of Residential Services at Arlington Transportation Partners, Claudia works with apartment managers to make mobility part of living in Arlington. Claudia focuses on partnerships in Pentagon City, Crystal City, Columbia Pike, Lee Highway and Courthouse as well as designated property management companies to bring the best transit information and resources to Arlington residents.
Before joining the ATP team, Claudia worked with apartment managers in Washington, DC to promote sustainable transportation to their residents. She also has experience in multifamily management in Arlington, VA and was a client of Arlington Transportation Partners while leasing up a building in the Courthouse neighborhood. Claudia has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Public Relations from George Mason University.
Northern VA native | Certified yoga teacher | Amateur hiker | Fries aficionado
Brooke Waller | Manager, Business Development
As a Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), Brooke manages the Vanpool Connect program. She works with Arlington County employers, developers, property managers and residential communities to promote vanpooling through ATP’s Vanpool Connect program.
Prior to joining ATP, she worked for goDCgo, an initiative of the District Department of Transportation. She assisted DC employers in creating innovative commuter benefits programs and encouraged employees to use active forms of transportation in the DC region. She earned her master’s degree in Public Communication from American University and bachelor’s degree in Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University.
Zumba and Spin enthusiast | Beach lover | Social organizer | Toastmaster certified speaker
Jamee Ernst | Specialist, Planning
Property & Development Services, TDM for Site Plans
Jamee is a Planning Specialist with the TDM for Site Plans division of the Property and Development Services program. In this role, she works directly with property managers, developers and property owners throughout Arlington to assist them in implementing sustainable transit infrastructure and programs. She also helps to coordinate the design and implementation of TDM programs in both new and renovated residential, office and mixed use developments.
Jamee previously worked in the Planning Department for the City of Takoma Park, Maryland where she focused on the improvement of the City’s bike and pedestrian infrastructure. She holds a Master’s degree in Geography from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Urban Studies and Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the American Planning Association.
Tap dancer | College basketball enthusiast | Expert smoothie creator | Aspiring dog owner
Christy Lee | Specialist, Business Development
As the Business Development Specialist at Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), Christy works closely with sales and marketing to help build strong business-to-business relationships. She manages multiple databases to run reports, find leads/prospects and implement analytical-based outreach efforts. Christy also assists in creating digital and print marketing pieces and is the driving force behind the ATP and DS&MG website functionalities. Her expertise and contribution to the website’s development, SEO and analytics has contributed to increase awareness of ATP and Champions.
Prior to joining DS&MG, Christy was the website developer for a construction company and was the lead in creating their digital presence. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Information Technology from American University. She is a member of the Association of Commuter Transportation and the American Marketing Association.
Board game collector | Amateur book-binder | Ukulele strummer | Photography enthusiast
Erica Wohlleben | Coordinator, Planning
Property & Development Services, TDM for Site Plans
Erica is the Planning Coordinator with the TDM for Site Plans division of the Property and Development Services program. She oversees certain site plan properties, working with developers and property managers to ensure that their buildings are in compliance with Arlington County’s standards for alternative transportation infrastructure. Additionally, she helps to administer the Arlington County Commuter Services program, managing data, invoicing and research projects.
Before joining ATP, Erica worked as a Regional Planner for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. There she worked on projects related to TDM for Military Installations, the development of a commuter ferry system on the Potomac River, bike and pedestrian safety, sustainable landscaping and waste management. Erica has her Bachelor’s in Political Science from Virginia Tech and was born and raised in Northern Virginia.
Lover of live music | News junkie | Thrift shopper | Aspiring yogi
Arlington Transportation Partners
1501 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703.247.2417 (TDD: 711)
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