She freely admits it. She’s a transit geek.
Newest TAI Board Member Rosemary Sheridan has been VP-communications and marketing for the American Public Transportation Association for the past 22 years, and prior to that held a similar position with NJ TRANSIT, New Jersey’s public transportation corporation.
“I believe in the importance of public transit in providing independence and access to opportunities,” Rose says.
She was born and raised in New Jersey but has lived in Washington, D.C., for the past 22 years.
“I love history, and particularly American history, so living in D.C. has given me a chance to take in history every day,” Rose says. “I have visited 32 embassies and 65 different museums and historic sites in the city, including all 20 of the Smithsonian museums, some of them many times. I also have been to 46 U.S. state capitals and, once Covid-19 is over, I plan to visit the last four.”
Although she plans to retire “soon,” Rose will continue with her volunteer work, which includes service with a homeless ministry through her church. And she summers in Cape Cod, Mass., where her family spent summer vacations during her childhood and where she now has a house.
“It’s my happy place,” and she is looking forward to spending time there with her extended family, which includes many nieces and nephews!