Vanderbilts Browning named to TMA board
The TMA Group (Transportation Management Association) has named Ken Browning, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Construction at Vanderbilt Medical Center, to the TMA Group Board of Directors, announced TMA Chairman Julian Bibb.
“I look forward to working with Assistant Vice Chancellor Ken Browning, who is such a respected professional, as a member of The TMA Group Board of Directors,” Bibb said. “Developing efficient multimodal transportation options is vital to our area in attracting and retaining businesses in our area. The TMA Group is moving our region forward in addressing, meeting and expanding the needs of alternative transportation in an affordable, economically sustainable, and environmentally sound way.”
With more than three decades of experience, Browning explained his area of expertise.
“In my many roles at Vanderbilt over the past 30 years, I can say one of my most enjoyable was participating in the creation of free mass transportation for Vanderbilt’s staff and students (to the University and back home).”
“The economics that drove the success of that program are truly incredible. First, the roughly 800 staff, who regularly participate, saves more than $500,000 per year in transportation cost; second the University saves more than $500,000 per year in parking space cost.”
“Finally, I would argue the synergistic effect that this program has had on Vanderbilt’s continued effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (by more than 18.5% over the past 5 years) is real.”
Browning has served in his current position for the last three years. Prior to that, he was Director of Plant Services at Vanderbilt for 26 years. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He holds an ‘unlimited’ General Contractor’s license on behalf of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Browning has been a key leader in the development of alternative transportation options, aimed at parking demand reduction, to include the development of VUMC’s valet parking and mass transportation programs. During his tenure the Medical Center has grown from approximately 1.5 to 10 million square feet. He has also served as the chair of the medical center’s safety and disaster committees for over 15 years.
Posted on: 12/5/2013