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Founded in 1971, TRIP is a private nonprofit organization that researches, evaluates and distributes economic and technical data on surface transportation issues.  TRIP promotes transportation policies that help relieve traffic congestion and its impact on air quality, improve road and bridge conditions, make surface travel safer, and enhance economic productivity. TRIP is sponsored by insurance companies, equipment manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, businesses involved in highway and transit engineering and construction, labor unions, and organizations concerned with an efficient and safe surface transportation network that promotes economic development and quality of life.

Staff Directory:
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly
Associate Director of Research and Communications

As TRIP's associate director of research and communication, Carolyn Bonifas Kelly prepares and edits a variety of reports on surface transportation issues including road and bridge conditions, traffic congestion, highway safety and economic development.  Carolyn also coordinate's TRIP's outreach and response to local and national media regarding a host of transportation-related topics.  Carolyn began her career with TRIP in 2002. She holds bachelor's degrees in political science and communication studies from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in public communication from American University. 

Penny Hill
Western Regional Manager

Penny Hill has worked in news, public information, and public relations for more than 30 years.  As TRIP's Western Regional Manager based in Sacramento, she has helped better roads groups in California and several other western states define research reports that highlight the states' most critical transportation problems, develop messages, and reach out to news media for coverage of TRIP programs in those states.  Her writing expertise ranges from industry white papers to news releases and op-eds. Penny holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Stanford University.

Rocky Moretti
Director of Policy and Research

Rocky Moretti has been with TRIP since 1992, where he researches, writes and edits numerous state and national reports and is often cited by local and national media in numerous transportation stories.

In 2007 Rocky served on the Blue Ribbon Panel of Transportation Experts, which was selected by the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission to inform their deliberations over the future of the nation’s surface transportation policy.  The Commission was appointed by Congress in 2005 to review the nation’s surface transportation needs and funding options and propose new long-term surface transportation policy for the U.S.

Rocky also served from 1998 to 2002 as the executive director of the Alliance for Clean Air and Transportation, a coalition of transportation and environmental groups formed by the US EPA and US DOT to help promote actions that could result in cleaner air and reduced traffic congestion. 

Georgina L. Onofre
Controller/Director of Operations

Georgina Onofre is the Director of Operations and Internet Development for TRIP.  Gina is responsible for the day to day accounting and financial activities of TRIP.   Gina maintains and oversees the day to day administrative functions of the TRIP office and maintains and updates TRIP’s website for marketing and program purposes.

Gina has been with TRIP since 1993, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of the District of Columbia.

Lisa M. Templeton
Director of Marketing and Development

Lisa Templeton joined TRIP in 1985 from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards where she was the Assistant Director of Intern Architect Development Programs.

As Director of Marketing and Development, Lisa oversees TRIP’s marketing and corporate development.  Lisa holds two undergraduate degrees from St. Michael’s College, Vermont.  She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Association for Fundraising Professionals, and a past board member of the National Capital Area Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.

William M. Wilkins
Executive Director

Will Wilkins joined TRIP in 1984 and has served as the executive director since 1987.  During Will’s tenure, TRIP has prepared and distributed national, state and regional reports on a variety of surface transportation issues in all 50 states – more than 500 in all.  Besides managing the day-to-day operations of TRIP, Will serves as a spokesperson to the news media.

Will has a graduate degree in Public Relations Management from The American University in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport.

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