Term: September 16, 2020 – July 15, 2025
Beth Kigel serves as national practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president at HNTB Corporation. HNTB is an infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Kigel is based in the firm's Miami office.
Kigel is a global thought-leader in new mobility and smart city ecosystems and is responsible for assisting transportation agencies, cities and regions in developing smart and connected infrastructure solutions. Kigel joins HNTB colleagues who represent the firm in industry and business organizations, including ITS America, ITS World Congress, Florida Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Previously, Kigel served as president and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce covering a 10-municipality region with 850 member organizations. Under her leadership, the Chamber took on key strategic initiatives and programs contributing to improved economic prosperity in the region.
As a thought-leader in smart city solutions, Kigel delivers frequent public presentations to a variety of audiences ranging from the ITS World Congress, automated vehicle symposiums and Chambers of Commerce, to real estate and insurance organizations.
Kigel is active on numerous appointed boards and industry associations, including ITS World Congress Board of Directors; Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees; University of Florida Transportation Institute External Board of Advisors; Freight Mobility Research Institute Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic University; Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; chair of the Autonomous Florida Program for the Florida Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Florida where she served as Chair, Board of Directors 2017-2018; the Florida Transportation Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, from 2012-2019; and more.
She received the 2018 Leadership and Innovation Award, presented at the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit. Kigel also is a published author in the Florida Engineering Society Journal, contributing an article, “Florida’s Global Competitiveness: Where do Autonomous Vehicles Fit In?” in 2017.