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David Straus, Executive Director
O: 202-792-5801 x 101 E: dstraus@actweb.org

David was hired as the Executive Director for the Association for Commuter Transportation in December 2015. With a career in Transportation Demand Management (TDM) that began in 1998, he brings a deep understanding and commitment to the issues and challenges facing TDM professionals and organizations as they look to advance progressive programs and policies that support the use of sustainable transportation options that improve the quality of life of commuters and the livability of communities. As Executive Director, David manages the day-to-day operations of the 800 member organizations and works with its Board of Directors to achieve its mission of supporting TDM professionals in the advancement of TDM in communities and at work sites across the country. Prior to joining ACT, David served as Director of Development & Programs at A Better City (ABC) in Boston, where he also served as the Executive Director for the ABC Transportation Management Association (TMA). As a member of ABC’s senior leadership team, he oversaw the activities of ABC’s Environmental Unit, Transportation Demand Management & Sustainability programs; and tasks related to the organization’s development and operations.

A native of Oregon, David graduated from Portland State University. He received a Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University. He currently lives in Sharon, MA with his wife, three children, and a varying number of chickens.


Casey Murphy, 
Events & Programs Manager
O: 202-792-5801 x 103 E: cmurphy@actweb.org

Casey joined ACT in January 2017. She brings over 10 years of Meeting and Event Management experience along with a strong background in Association Management. Casey oversees the planning and management of ACT’s events and programs. Prior to joining ACT, Casey was the Executive Director of NEHRSA (New England, Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association) where she oversaw all day-to-day operations for a 400+ regional member association. NEHRSA is also the sister organization to IHRSA (International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association) where she first started her career as the Meeting and Event Manager producing events for the association all over the world. Casey lives in Walpole, MA with her husband Mike, two children Lindsey & Luke and their golden retriever Logan.

Candace Paris, Membership & Communications Coordinator
O: 202-792-5801 x 102 E: cparis@actweb.org

Candace joined ACT in December 2016. She brings a strong background in writing and editing, including feature journalism, grant writing, development communications, and working with numerous individuals and organizations to tell their stories. She manages the ACT member database and assists members with renewals and benefits; she also writes and edits communications that publicize ACT activities and accomplishments. Prior to joining ACT, she worked for Bottom Line and United Nations Association of Greater Boston and enjoyed commuting into Boston on MBTA’s Commuter Rail. 


Jason Pavluchuk, 
Government Affairs Director
O: 202-285-6414 E: pavluchuk@actweb.org




ACT Office & Mailing Addresses

Office Address:
One Chestnut Square, 2nd Floor
Sharon, MA 02067

Mailing Address:
PO Box 9
Sharon, MA 02067