About Us

Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) is Arlington County’s business-to-business transportation consulting organization, managed by The Destination Sales and Marketing Group (DS&MG).

Businesses, residential communities, commercial properties, hotels, and schools gain a competitive edge and improve transportation amenities and commuter benefits through Arlington Transportation Partners’ transportation expertise and complimentary assistance. 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.

The ATP Team, February 2018

Staff

Lois DeMeester

CEO
Lois R. DeMeester | More Info

703.247.9293
ldemeester@transpartners.com

Lois R. DeMeester

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 experts provide brand strategy, market research and analysis, TDM, sales, marketing, and communications services for BikeArlington, ATP, WalkArlington, and Capital Bikeshare. 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
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703.247.6982
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Wendy Duren | ATP Program Director

As the Program Director of Arlington Transportation Partners, Wendy is the business-to-business transportation demand management expert. She manages a team of 16 outreach, development, and marketing professionals with seven direct reports 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

P&DS Program Director
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703.524.4794
kmehlert@transpartners.com

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
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703.247.9291
maggie.awad@transpartners.com

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
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703.247.9292
lkluge@transpartners.com

Lorene Kluge

Lorene Kluge | Art Director

As Art Director for the Destination Sales & Marketing Group (DS&MG), 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
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703.247.6987
pinky.advani@transpartners.com

Pinky Advani | Senior Manager, Business Development

Employer Services

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 Boldes

Senior Manager, Business Development
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703.247.2422
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Jonathan Boldes | Senior Manager, Business Development

Employer Services

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 Alemayehu

Manager, Business Development
Dagmawi Alemayehu | More Info

703.247.2412
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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 Cox | More Info

703.247.9298
marie.cox@transpartners.com

Marie Cox | Manager, Business Development

Employer Services

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
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703.247.6997
elizabeth.denton@transpartners.com

Elizabeth A. Denton | Manager, Business Development

Schools Services

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
Sheila McGraw | More Info

703.247.6994
sheila.mcgraw@transpartners.com

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 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
Claudia Pors | More Info

703.247.9296
claudia.pors@transpartners.com

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 multi-family 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

Fadi Seikaly

Marketing Manager
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Fadi Seikaly | Marketing Manager

As the Marketing Manager at The Destination Sales & Marketing Group (DS&MG), Fadi is the marketing lead for the I-66 Inside the Beltway program and Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) Schools programming. Fadi also works closely with the ATP team to create marketing pieces and promotional items for various campaigns.

Prior to joining DS&MG, Fadi served as Programs Director at the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, and as Marketing Communications Manager at the National Sleep Foundation. He holds a master’s degree in Tourism Administration and Sports Management from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the American University of Beirut.

Future Jeopardy champion | General of Sunday soccer team | Music elitist | Words with Friends master

Elizabeth A. Denton

Manager, Business Development
Brooke Waller | More Info

703.524.4748
brooke.waller@dsandmg.com

Brooke Waller | Manager, Business Development

Vanpool Connect

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, residential communities, and hotels 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

Christy Lee

Digital Specialist
Christy Lee | More Info

703.247.9289
christy.lee@transpartners.com

Christy Lee | Digital Specialist

As the Digital 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, finds leads/prospects, and implements 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

Planning Specialist
Erica Wohlleben | More Info

703.247.9295
erica.wohlleben@transpartners.com

Erica Wohlleben | Planning Specialist

Property & Development Services, TDM for Site Plans

Erica is the Planning Specialist with the TDM for Site Plans division of the Property and Development Services program. She oversees 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

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