Senior Vice President & National Transit/Rail Leader
Jannet Walker-Ford is a nationally recognized transportation industry executive with WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy. Walker-Ford has more than two decades of diverse experience in technology, mobility, and transportation systems. In her role with WSP, she serves as the senior vice president & national transit and rail leader and is responsible for leading and growing the firm’s business in the national transit and rail markets; and establishing strategies that will position WSP for major advisory, planning, design, program management and construction management assignments.
Prior to this appointment, she has served in an executive leadership capacity in the transportation sector within the public and private sectors, including both North and South America. She serves on numerous diverse boards including American Public Transportation Foundation (Chair), WTS International Foundation Chair and WTS International (Vice-Chair), Eno Center for Transportation, Vice Chair of ITS America’s Sustainability & Resilience, a longstanding member of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMO), and Jacksonville University Board of Trustees.
She has received numerous awards throughout her career including the 2021 WTS Northeast Florida Woman of the Year, 2019 COMTO “Women Who Move the Nation” honoree; and 2019 Women of Color STEM Technology All-Star Award – to name a few. Walker-Ford is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a degree in management information systems; a master’s degree in business administration; and has completed significant coursework towards her doctorate in information systems from Nova Southeastern University.