The Mobility 21 Executive Director, Jenny Larios, and the Communications Manager, Kristin Slocum, handle Mobility 21’s day-to-day operations.
Ms. Larios brings 16 years of experience with focused expertise in the transportation industry. She has demonstrated business development, marketing, government affairs and communications experience, having worked with leading architectural and engineering firms including Fluor, RBF Consulting and HDR. She has also held leadership positions with the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), where she serves as the Orange County Chapter President.
Ms. Larios brings a strong background from the project delivery side of the consulting industry encompassing many modes of transportation, including highway, transit, rail and maritime. She has made significant contributions to our industry through her volunteer efforts, raising record amounts for student scholarships for female high school, undergraduate and graduate students through her leadership at WTS.
As the Executive Director of Mobility 21, Jenny Larios supports the twelve-member, public agency and private sector board of directors in leading our seven-county coalition (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties) in advancing our mission: to bring increased transportation funding to Southern California, promote regional transportation solutions and improve mobility throughout our communities.
Kristin Slocum has worked in the transportation industry for the past eight years, bringing her experience in communications, graphic design and event planning to Mobility 21’s team. Before joining the coalition in 2010, Slocum worked in the Marketing and Public Communications departments at the Orange County Transportation Authority. Her work in graphic design and communications planning helped to deliver cost-effective results for OCTA’s transportation projects and programs.
In her role as Director of Operations and Communications at Mobility 21, Kristin combines creative solutions and organizational skills to help oversee the planning, design, marketing, vendor management and sponsor coordination of the Summit, the largest one-day transportation event in California. Kristin also works with Mobility 21’s Executive Director to carry out the coalition’s policy platforms through annual advocacy trips and by planning other events throughout the year.
Kristin is an active WTS Southern California member and serves on the Orange County Chapter’s Communications Committee, helping to communicate and advertise the organization’s monthly events and annual scholarships gala. She received the WTS Orange County Chapter President’s Award in 2011 and 2013.
Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design, with honors, from San Diego State University. She lives in Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County with her husband, Mike, and dog, Baxter.
Mobility 21 staff works closely with the staff of our partner organizations to address issues from a policy standpoint before bringing these to the Board of Directors for a decision. When Mobility 21 takes a position on an issue, full consensus has been reached by the partnering organizations, representing 21 million residents in Southern California.