Jerimaine Ward is the Assistant Director of Procurement for the Pittsburgh Regional Transit. She is a contract management professional with over 20 years of experience concentrated in the Finance, Government, and Transit industries. With over nine years of experience with Port Authority of Allegheny d/b/a Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Jerimaine has successfully driven results by building strategically focused teams and enhancing business practices through her proven leadership and management skills. Jerimaine was also instrumental in working with PRT’s senior executives in the initial development and conceptual framework for a Strategy Performance Management function at PRT. Jerimaine is a Robert Morris University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and was recently honored as a New Pittsburgh Courier’s Women of Excellence recipient in December 2021. Jerimaine is currently the Vice President of the COMTO Pittsburgh Chapter Board of Directors, has been a member of the National Contract Management Association since 2009, and served as Vice Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee with WTS International Pittsburgh Chapter. She is also a 2021 graduate of EnoMax Leadership Academy. Jerimaine has been impactful in providing guidance, life experiences, and awareness on the importance of equity and inclusion through her mentorship of young women and work colleagues.