Leadership Fellow, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
William Wenbo Wang is a Leadership Fellow at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). There, he implements strategic initiatives and oversees process excellence improvements for various departments in a two-year management rotational program. He is working to modernize and advance transportation systems to serve the 21st century needs of the New York-New Jersey Megaregion. William believes transportation infrastructure is fundamental for tackling the challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century, such as climate change, income inequality, and resource scarcity, to name a few. At the PANYNJ, he also serves as the Co-Founder, and Executive Editor of The Innovation Herald, a weekly newsletter focused on innovations in the transportation field, as well as the Founder and Chair of the EBRG Delegates Council, a strategic coordination body for the agency’s Employee Business Resource Groups. William, a transportation and urban development advocate, has worked to champion a Megaregion Development Model for North America. He is the Chair of the Megaregion Transportation Policy Symposium, an annual symposium that focuses on the intersection of megaregion development and transportation. William was recently elected Chair & Chief Executive Officer of the Young Professionals in Transportation International, an international non-profit organization with chapters in over 23 cities worldwide that supports professional development, fellowship, and networking for young professionals in transportation, building the talent pipeline for the transportation field for the 21st century. William grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and followed his passion for public service and politics when he moved to New York City for college. He had professional experiences interning for Congressman Charlie Rangel, Senator Gillibrand, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Entrepreneur Andrew Yang at Venture for America during college. He graduated from NYU, majoring in Politics and Public Policy in 2017, and received a Master of Public Affairs degree from Brown University in 2019. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, in the Greater New York City Metropolitan Region, working to build the region he calls home.