County Administrator Selected Among COMTO's "Women Who Move the Nation"

Author:  Ric Barrick
Bertha Henry receives recognition for her contribution to the transportation industry.  BROWARD COUNTY, FL - County Administrator Bertha Henry was one of 10 women honored today by The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) with a "Women Who Move The Nation" award during its 6th annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation breakfast in Washington, DC. Held annually in observance of Women's History Month, the Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Award recognizes and salutes outstanding women in both the private and public sectors for their impactful contributions to the transportation industry.

10338 3382 BerthaHenryBroward County's state-of-the-art Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) had a record 29 million passengers pass through in FY2016. Broward is also home to Port Everglades, the number one container port in the state and third busiest cruise passenger port in the world. Broward County Transit was recently named the best transportation system in the state of Florida by the Florida Public Transportation Association.

"I am committed to prioritizing funding for public transportation in all its forms which signals its prominence in our community," said Ms. Henry in accepting the recognition.

"Ms. Henry's strong leadership and clear vision to move the FLL airport expansion forward was pivotal to realizing our successes today. I join my fellow COMTO board members in congratulating Ms. Henry for her commitment to providing real opportunities in the transportation industry," said Broward County CEO/Director of Aviation, Mark Gale.

"Over the years, Ms. Henry has exhibited strong leadership and consistent support for public transportation in South Florida. She has successfully promoted programs and policies that are highly supportive of diversity and inclusion. Broward County Transit is extremely proud that Ms. Henry is being recognized by COMTO for this deserved award," said Broward County Transportation Director, Chris Walton.

Ms. Henry was named Broward County Administrator in 2008 and has been a strong advocate for transportation ever since. She oversees a county with 1.9 million residents and operations for nearly 60 agencies with more than 6,200 employees, including the airport, port and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

COMTO is the nation's only multi-model advocacy organization for minority professionals and businesses in the transportation industry.