Dwight Brashear is a highly decorated executive, and speaker. He joined the transportation industry on September 9, 1985 as a part time bus operator for San Diego Transit Corporation. Dwight spent the next 20 years in various positions of leadership with increasing responsibilities; eventually working his way up from the front lines to Executive Management. On September 1, 2005, three days after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, Mr. Brashear was asked by then Governor Kathleen Blanco to become the state transportation coordinator for the evacuation of the entire City of New Orleans. Dwight was recognized for his efforts when Governor Blanco bestowed upon him a hero’s designation. He was again recognized in October of 2006 when he received the American Public Transportation Association’s first and only Special Award for Extraordinary Leadership. Mr. Brashear was called to Washington, D.C. where he gave testimony relating to Hurricane Katrina before the United States House of Representatives, as well as the United States Senate. He has written numerous articles for national transportation publications and was featured for his accomplishments in Mass Transit Magazine. Mr. Brashear is a graduate of the American Public Transportation Association’s elite leadership program. He graduated Cum Laude from Azusa Pacific University and holds a degree in Applied Leadership. Dwight has also studied leadership in France, Germany and Austria.