For the second consecutive year, Q-Free America’s Executive Vice President of Operations Whitney Nottage was recognized by Engineering Georgia magazine. The 50 Notable Women honor engineering and land development professionals who made notable contributions to the state in the prior 12 months.
Ranking among the 50 most notable women in Georgia for the second consecutive year is an honor for Florida-native Whitney Nottage and something she hopes will inspire her two young daughters.
“Being a leader in an industry I’m passionate about and making an impact on my community brings me joy every day,” said Nottage. “I can only hope that I set an example for my girls that they can do what they want, without limits.”
Nottage’s recognition is also a proud moment for Q-Free’s executive team who recognizes the value of diversity in tech, transportation, and leadership. CEO Håkon Volldal hopes such notable accomplishments will inspire others to do the same and encourage more women to enter our industry.
“Q-Free has a target of increasing our female workforce from 17% to 25% by 2025. One important aspect in attracting a diverse workforce, is to have diversity in influential role model positions. As EVP of Operations, Whitney’s skills and attitude make her an extraordinary role model. We are proud of her candidature for such a nomination,” Volldal added.
Nottage earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree from the University of Central Florida, is IMSA Level II certified, and has maintained professional engineering (PE) licenses in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Most recently, she enhanced her business acumen through a management certification course from Harvard Business School.
According to Nottage’s supervisor and EVP of ATMS, Morten Andersson, Nottage has extraordinary organizational and leadership skills. He stated that her ability to multi-task and deal with rotating and fluctuating priorities in a complex business environment is topnotch. Andersson and the rest of Q-Free congratulates Whitney on the recognition.
“Whitney was a tremendous hire from the get-go,” said Andersson. “Over the last half dozen years, Whitney’s integrity and devotion to our customers and technology has proven invaluable. She has directly contributed to the success of our largest statewide signal management systems, online customer portal and ticketing system, and award-winning product innovation.”
View the complete list of Notable Women in Engineering Georgia March/April 2022.