Sharon Neely has over 35 years of transportation experience in management positions. Ms. Neely has had a long involvement with public transportation, legislation, and funding issues in Southern California.
Ms. Neely served as the Chief Deputy Executive Director of Strategy, Policy, and Public Affairs for SCAG. She was responsible for policy support, legislation, public affairs, media and Board communication/agendas. The Southern California Association of Governments covers 190 cities, 6 counties and 19 million residents. Ms. Neely was instrumental in the passage of AB 1403 eliminating a $1 million cap on Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) allocation of TDA sales tax funds in place since 1979.
Ms. Neely also served as the Director of Transportation Policy for the ACE Construction Authority in Los Angeles County, California for eight years. She was responsible for local, state, federal and community relations for the $1.4 billion ACE Project and helped secure $1 billion for the freight infrastructure project.