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ITE Announces 2023 Election Results

John Davis Elected International President and Karen Aspelin Elected International Vice President of ITE


WASHINGTON, DCJohn Davis P.E., PTOE, RSP1 (F), was elected as the 2024 International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and candidate Karen Aspelin, P.E., PTOE (F), was elected as the 2024 International Vice President. Both will take office in January of 2024.

“John has a long history of leadership and service to ITE at the Section, District, and International levels and will be an outstanding ITE President. ITE was fortunate to have two outstanding candidates for International Vice President.  As a two-term International Director, Karen will bring valuable leadership experience to her new role as International Vice President,” said Jeffrey F. Paniati, ITE Executive Director and CEO.


John Davis 

John Davis is City Traffic Engineer in Des Moines, IA, and has been an active member of ITE since he began his transportation career more than 35 years ago. He has worked with both public agencies and private clients to provide effective and efficient solutions to their traffic planning, safety, operational, engineering and management concerns. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states with multiple certifications from the Transportation Professional Certification Board. John has held office in five Districts and Sections and has lent his leadership and expertise to several ITE Councils and Committees over the years. He is currently serving as the ITE Vice President.  John has been an integral part of the success of ITE’s Annual Collegiate Traffic Bowl, leading its production for the past 14 years. You can read more about John here


Karen Aspelin

Karen Aspelin is a technical Team Leader at Olsson in Colorado Springs, CO. Karen’s involvement with ITE includes representing both the Western and Mountain Districts on the ITE International Board of Direction, serving as vice chair for ITE’s K-12 STEM committee, and serving as president of ITE’s New Mexico Section and Western District. She was recently named Transportation Professional of the Year for the Colorado/Wyoming Section of ITE. Karen has more than 25 years of experience in transportation engineering and has served as the lead traffic engineer and project manager for a wide variety of projects in Colorado and throughout the Southwest. You can read more about Karen here


ITE thanks Vice-President candidate Gordon Meth, P.E., P.Eng., PTOE, PTP, RSP2I, T.E. (F), for running a positive and professional campaign and looks forward to his continued contributions as vice-chair of the Council Leadership Team and within the Northeastern District.

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About ITE — Founded in 1930, ITE is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve safety and mobility for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development and career advancement for its members, supports and encourages education, identifies necessary research, develops technical resources including standards and recommended practices, develops public awareness programs, and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information. Through meetings, seminars, publications, and a network of more than 17,000 members working in 78 countries, ITE connects members to a world of ideas, people, and resources. For more information, visit www.ite.org