Susan Engelking founded Tiny TransitTM Strategies, a grassroots movement that advocates protected networks (LEAN LanesTM) for Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) and other low speed modes as a low-cost urban mobility solution. This concept is a game-changer for transportation, and it can help save lives, health, money, and our planet.
Susan’s background is economic development. She has the distinction of having served as project manager or senior editor for each of the three long-range economic development plans for Austin, Texas, spanning 20 years. As a director in the Economic Development Division of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Susan was one of the leaders involved in envisioning and positioning Austin as having a key role in the global information economy.
Susan is founder and president of Engelking Communications LLC, a marketing and public relations firm that since 1998 has consulted with dozens of clients in an array of industries. She serves as strategist, ghost writer, editor, and trusted advisor for her clients. With journalist and writer Dane Anderson, Susan also founded WordMuscle.
Susan served three terms as president of the Austin Children’s Museum and was instrumental in its evolution as the Thinkery. She served as Treasurer for Nan McRaven’s campaigns for trustee for Austin Community College. Susan has been named Austin Communicator of the Year by Women Communicators of Austin. She has a Master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in education, also from UT Austin, magna cum laude, with concentrations in English and history.
Susan has two children in middle school. Her prime directive for Tiny Transit® Strategies is safe, low cost, low stress, low emission, climate-conscious mobility for their generation. Susan doesn’t want to see another child or young adult killed on our roads.