Join the Westerville Area Chamber for the Summer Women in Business Luncheon:
Featuring Joanna M. Pinkerton, CEO Central Ohio Transit Authority, Jordan Davis, Director, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership
& Jennifer Alford, Traffic Engineer, City of Westerville.
Jordan Davis is the Director of Smart Columbus for the Columbus Partnership leading strategy and public-private partnerships for the Central Ohio region’s $550 million smart cities initiative. She was instrumental in Columbus becoming the sole winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge in 2016 and since has managed the upstart of a new joint venture for the region focused on realizing a connected, autonomous, shared, and electric transportation ecosystem that improves people’s lives. Jordan oversees an aggressive electric vehicle adoption program, shared mobility growth plan, autonomous vehicle deployment, and a dynamic corporate engagement portfolio.
Previously she led member and community affairs for the Columbus Partnership, CEO organization representing the largest employers in Central Ohio focused on improving the economic prosperity for the region. In that role she drove the thought leadership agenda for the region’s business community and advanced community impact initiatives. One of which was the formation of Columbus’ Student Engagement Strategy, a first of its kind initiative focused on retaining Ohio State students post-graduation with innovative programming and community engagement.
In the community, Jordan is Co-founder of the Central Ohio Leadership Academy and member of the board for Columbus School for Girls.
Jennifer Alford is a civil engineer with more than 22 years of design and analysis experience in traffic, highway, and site/civil engineering. She holds professional licenses as Professional Engineer and Professional Traffic Operations Engineer.
Jennifer has served as the City of Westerville's Traffic Engineer since December 2017, where her role involves being a problem solver, human psychologist (understanding people's interesting driving habits) and an integral part of the city design team to develop safe and people-friendly environments. Her current projects include Westerville's Strategic Mobility Plan, along with signage, intersection, signals, speed limit, and multi-mode integration management.
Jennifer volunteers as Webmaster for the Great Lakes District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and has been involved with many engineering organizations over the years - including the American Society of Highway Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Women’s Transportation Seminar, and Engineers Without Borders. In 2006, she was named the Ohio Young Engineer of the Year by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers for the State of Ohio and Franklin County, and served the Engineers’ Club of Columbus as president in 2006-2007. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University.
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