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Julio Ceron

Julio Ceron

Julio Ceron is TTD's political and legislative assistant. Before joining TTD, Julio worked for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as a finance assistant, fundraising for the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm in support of Democratic senators and senatorial candidates. He also worked as a legislative aide to his Montgomery County councilmember, serving the residents of the district where he grew up. Julio interned at the Democratic National Committee and on a gubernatorial campaign in Maryland.

Born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Julio holds a B.A. in Government & Politics and Economics from the University of Maryland.


Political and legislative assistant Julio Ceron

Matthew Colvin

Matthew Colvin

Matthew Colvin is TTD’s Chief of Staff.

Prior to joining TTD, Matthew was the Senior Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), covering all issues related to her appointment as Vice-Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He has also served as the lead advocate for federal infrastructure policy at the National League of Cities, and covered transportation and infrastructure policy as the Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and as a Legislative Aide to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).

Matthew received his B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of San Diego in 2007, and a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University in 2017.


Chief of Staff Matthew Colvin

Lianne Endo

Lianne Endo

Lianne Endo is TTD’s Legislative Representative. She oversees the organization’s policy efforts and priorities on budget and appropriations, maritime, and water resources.

Prior to joining TTD, Lianne was a federal lobbyist representing labor unions in the building trades, transportation coalitions, and local governments. Additionally, she spent several years as a key staffer for Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and worked on the senator’s successful 2014 reelection campaign.

Lianne graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and has a minor in Political Science. She is originally from the island of Oahu in Hawaii


Legislative Representative Lianne Endo

Samantha Fazenbaker

Samantha Fazenbaker

As TTD’s Legislative Assistant, Samantha Fazenbaker assists TTD’s President, Greg Regan, and Secretary-Treasurer, Shari Semelsberger. She maintains TTD’s legislative calendar and handles much of TTD’s document preparation and distribution.

Prior to joining TTD, Samantha worked for the University of Texas System Office of Federal Relations and interned with Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA).

Samantha holds a B.S. in Political Science and a Master's in Political Science with a concentration in Applied American Politics and Policy from Florida State University. She is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL.


Legislative Assistant Samantha Fazenbaker

Brooke Payne

Brooke Payne

As TTD’s Administrative Assistant, Brooke supports the TTD staff with the daily administrative and clerical duties of the office. Brooke handles TTD's databases and assists with TTD's PAC. She has worked at TTD since 1999.

Both of her parents worked in the labor movement. Originally from Oregon, Brooke attended the University of Oregon.


Administrative Assistant brookep@ttd.org

Cole Scandaglia

Cole Scandaglia

Cole Scandaglia is TTD’s Senior Legislative and Policy Representative. He oversees TTD’s legislative efforts on aviation, rail, maritime, longshore, and transportation security issues.

Prior to joining TTD, Cole was a fellow at the City of Chicago Federal Affairs Office, where he assisted with the coordination of federal grant applications and provided legislative research.

Cole is originally from Chicago and holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters of Public Policy from American University.


Senior Legislative and Policy Representative coles@ttd.org

Christy Smith

Christy Smith

Christy Smith manages TTD's regulatory portfolio, filing federal regulatory comments on behalf of our 33 affiliated unions across all modes of transportation.

Prior to joining TTD, Christy worked at Bloomberg Law in the regulatory monitoring unit. She also worked at the Government Accountability Office on the Defense and Contracting teams.

Christy holds a BA from Tulane University in Homeland Security and Gender Studies and is working to complete her master’s in Homeland Security, also from Tulane. Originally a music major, Christy got her interest in unions from their excellent history of protest music.


Regulatory Analyst christys@ttd.org