Diversity & Inclusion

As public transit executives, KL2’s principals possess a keen awareness of the importance of diversity. In nearly all of the C-suite searches KL2 has completed since our founding we have submitted one or more minority candidates. Additionally...


KL2 principal Celia Kupersmith  founded and initially chaired APTA’s LGBT Task Force within the association's Diversity & Inclusion Council. Upon the recent completion of Celia's term, KL2 principal Jeff Popovich assumed the role of Chair.

KL2 founder Tony Kouneski is a past recipient of APTA’s Best System for the Hiring and Promoting of Minorities Award and the Women in Transportation Committee’s Award for Promoting Women into Senior Management Positions

KL2 principal Jeff Popovich chairs APTA's LGBT Task Force and is co-founder of wemovepeople.org, an organization creating professional development and networking opportunities for LGBT professionals in transportation. Wemovepeople.org is an avenue for young LGBT people and their allies to receive mentorship, get involved, and learn how they fit into our exciting and welcoming industry.

KL2 principal Christian T. Kent is a Conference of Minority Transportation Officials board member, serves as Chair of COMTO's Accessibility Committee, and served on COMTO's Board Nominating Committee in 2012 and 2014.

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