The South Florida Women in Transportation has selected Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie as its “Woman of the Year.” With over 30 years of experience in transportation, development and governance, Haynie is a recognized leader in Florida.
Haynie strongly believes that investment in transportation at all levels of government is the key to improving our state’s economic condition and that enhancing mobility is a quality-of-life issue. She is one of South Florida’s most influential municipal officials and one who has had a key role in advancing transportation policy and legislation favorable to our region.
The transportation organization released the following statement:
“We are honored to give this award to such a deserving woman in our local industry. She has done a tremendous amount for our region in transportation and supporting women’s professional advancement. Ms. Haynie strives daily to give back to the community. She has been blessed with the gift of service and has devoted her life to do just that. She has played various roles in shaping the Boca Raton community, Palm Beach County, and also the Miami Urbanized region,” said Jessica Josselyn, SFWTS President.
Susan Haynie is a Florida Native and a 40-year resident of Boca Raton. She is a graduate of Lynn University and holds certification in Traffic Engineering Studies from Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University. Susan is also a Florida licensed General Contractor and Community Association Manager.
A dedicated role model for woman, Susan is a committed leader promoting transportation in Florida. She currently serves as Chair, Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization; Palm Beach County Representative, South East Florida Transportation Council; Vice Chair, Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council Governing Board; Board Member, Florida League of Cities Board of Directors; Transportation/Intergovernmental Relations Board, Florida League of Cities; Board Member, Palm Beach County League of Cities; Chair, Transportation Committee, Palm Beach County League of Cities, Palm Beach County Intergovernmental Coordination Program, Southeast Florida Coastal Ocean Task Force.
As Woman of the Year for the South Florida Chapter, Susan Haynie will be considered by WTS International for the International awards.