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ITE CEO Jeff Paniati Announces Upcoming Retirement

March 29, 2023


Jeff Paniati

WASHINGTON, DC — After eight years leading the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), ITE Executive Director and CEO Jeff Paniati announced today that he plans to retire by the end of 2023. ITE International President Rosana Correa has appointed ITE Past President Michael Sanderson to serve as chair of the search committee for ITE’s next Executive Director and CEO. 

Jeff Paniati commented on his decision:

“The opportunity to lead ITE has been a wonderful experience and a capstone to my career. It will be difficult to step down, but this feels like the right time, for me and for ITE, to make this transition. I am very proud of what we have accomplished over the last eight years. ITE is in a very strong position and is well-prepared for this change.  I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to lead an organization that contributes so much to the transportation profession, to work with such dedicated volunteers, and to guide a committed and talented staff.”

ITE International President Rosana Correa reflected on Jeff’s impact on ITE, saying:

“ITE has thrived under Jeff’s strong leadership. He has helped guide our association through a period of change, uncertainty, and growth. The One ITE initiative has transformed ITE into a more cohesive, collaborative organization.  We have navigated the challenges of COVID-19 and come through it as a stronger, more nimble organization.  Our membership is at an all-time high and our finances are strong.  We are bringing thought leadership to our industry and a wide range of products and professional development opportunities to our members.   On behalf of the entire ITE community I thank Jeff for his many contributions. I’m grateful that he will continue to lead until we find a successor and provide for a smooth transition. Through Jeff’s efforts and with the strong leadership team he has put in place, ITE is in an excellent position to attract strong candidates.”

Read More in Jeff Paniati's Director's Message in the April ITE Journal

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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