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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SWTA Next Gen Logo Contest Winner Announcement

MARCH 11, 2024 – The Southwest Transit Association (SWTA) is delighted to announce the winner of the SWTA Next Gen Logo Contest, which invited graphic designers from across the region to submit their innovative designs for the SWTA Next Gen committee.

After careful consideration and deliberation by our esteemed panel of judges, Shaylee Patterson's design stood out for its creativity, relevance, and professional execution. Shaylee Patterson, a talented graphic designer based out of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Marketing Specialist for the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA), emerged as the winner of the contest.

Shaylee Patterson recently graduated from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in May 2023. Her journey into the professional world began with CCRTA in June of 2023. With a passion for transforming the transit industry through branding, illustration, and creative solutions, Shaylee's expertise promises to invigorate the SWTA Next Gen committee's branding efforts.

"We are thrilled to have Shaylee Patterson's design as the face of SWTA Next Gen," said Richard Sampson, Executive Director at SWTA. "Her design perfectly encapsulates the vision and mission of our committee, and we are confident that it will resonate with our audience."

Shaylee Patterson's winning design will be featured prominently in all SWTA Next Gen communications, including digital platforms, print materials, and events, showcasing her talent and creativity to the transit community at large.

SWTA Next Gen is dedicated to fostering the next generation of leaders in the transit industry, providing networking opportunities, professional development, and resources to young professionals. The logo contest was an integral part of this mission, offering emerging designers a platform to showcase their skills and contribute to the industry's growth.

For more information about SWTA Next Gen and upcoming events, please visit

About Southwest Transit Association (SWTA) SWTA is a regional association representing transit agencies, private transit companies, planning agencies, and vendors across eight states – Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. SWTA is committed to advancing public transportation in the region through advocacy, education, and collaboration.


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