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U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth to receive Lifetime Achievement Award




WASHINGTON, DC – Ten women representing all modes of the global transportation industry will receive top honors from the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) during the annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation (CWWMN) awards breakfast. Honorary Chairman is former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta.


The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). She is a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot who suffered severe combat wounds, losing both her legs and damaging her right arm.


 In addition to Congresswoman Duckworth, the other CWWMN honorees and the transportation modes they represent include: Gina Adams, from FedEx for the Private Sector; Rosemarie Andolino, from the Chicago Department of Aviation for the Aviation Sector; Anne Canby, from OneRail Coalition for the Advocacy Sector; Gloria Jeff, formerly from the Michigan Department of Transportation for the Highway Sector; Joan McDonald, from the State of New York Department of Transportation for the State Government Sector; Cheryl McKissack Daniel, and Deryl McKissack, from the McKissack & McKissack companies for the Private Sector; and Therese McMillan, from the Federal Transit Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Federal Government Sector. Helen Dale, special assistant and strategic coordinator to the Director of Human Resources at the Maryland Transportation Authority, will receive the Shirley DeLibero Award.


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