Laura Chace, chief operating officer of ITS America, has been promoted to become the organisation's president and CEO.
The appointment by the board of directors is effective from 30 August.
She replaces Shailen Bhatt, who is leaving to join Aecom. Chace said she was "thrilled and humbled".
“Laura has been instrumental in ITS America’s work to transform transportation through technology,” says Bhatt. “She is the right person to lead this organisation at a pivotal time in our industry.”
Chace, who leads operations and strategic planning, joined ITS America in 2015 and is a founding member of the MobilityXX initiative, which is focused on increasing the number of women in transportation by 10% in 10 years.
“With Congress poised to make historic investments in transportation, ITS America and our members are well positioned to show how prioritising intelligent technologies will save lives and create a more sustainable, smarter transportation system that better serves all Americans," she said.
“Laura has been a driving force in helping ITS America broaden our membership and strengthen our voice,” commented Ramin Massoumi, board chair and senior vice president for Iteris.
“The board is very excited about this next chapter and confident that Laura will continue to build on the association’s great work moving forward."