Membership

Advocacy Committee

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee is established as an advisory committee to the International Board of Direction. Its mission is to explore and suggest ways in which ITE can become more active in furthering the interests of its members and in representing those interests within the transportation community. The committee will attempt to assist ITE members and the Institute in attaining greater visibility and recognition in the profession as well as to develop action plans to promote ITE’s activity relative to its strategic priorities. 

Current Issues

Safety Spectrum Reallocation

Reauthorization of FAST (Fixing America Surface Transportation) Act

ITE Resources

General Resources

Resources

Advocacy Network in ITE e-Community (ITE membership required)

Overview of the Legislative Process

Find your member of Congress

Samples

Articles

Presentations

Webinars

Contact Us

If you have a question or would like to discuss an issue in greater detail, please feel free to reach out to one of us or connect with us online.

Jason DeGray, PTOE, Chairman
Regional Engineering Director, Toole Design Group
Northeastern District
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Carlos A. Ortiz, P.E., TE. PTOE, Co-Chairman
Chief Operating Officer and Principal,  Advantec Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Western District
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Vik Bhide
Traffic Management Engineer, City of Tampa, FL
Florida Puerto Rico District
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Jess Billmeyer
Transportation Engineer/Project Manager, AECOM
Midwestern District
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Eric Cempel, P.E., PMP
Infrastructure Planning Manager, Chicago Union Station, AMTRAK
Midwestern District
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                                James Collins, P.E.
                                Principal, Kimley-Horn
                                Southern District
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Matthew Davis, P.E., PTOE
Associate, Traffic and ITS Engineer, Stantec
Southern District
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Taylor Dennerlain, EIT, AICP Candidate
Engineer II, Toole Design Group LLC
Northeastern District
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Xavier Falconi
Director, Traffic Engineering Department, Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc.
Florida Puerto Rico District
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John Gallagher, MS, P.E., PTOE
Director of Traffic & Planning, Carpenter Marty Transportation
Midwestern District
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Scott Kuznicki, P.E.
President and Managing Engineer, Modern Traffic Consultants
Western District
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Erica Myers, P.E., PTOE
Project Engineering, Lee Engineering, LLC 
Midwestern District
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Hibbett Neel, P.E.
President/CEO, Neel-Schaffer, Inc
Southern District
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Mark Norman, P.E.
Resident Scholar, Transportation Research Board
Mid-Colonial District
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David Petrucci, Jr. P.E., PTOE, RSP1
Safety Engineer, Federal Highway Administration
Mid-Colonial District 
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David Schwegel, P.E. 
High Speed Rail Industry Oversight Consultant
Western District
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Andy Swisher, P.E., PTOE
Project Manager, HR Green, Inc.
Midwestern District
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Nelson Shaffer
Regional Vice President, Pennoni
Florida Puerto Rico District
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Monica Suter, PE, TE, PTOE, FITE
Senior Civil Engineer, City of Santa Ana, CA
Western District
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Gaby Tassin, PE, PTOE, PTP
Assistant Director of Traffic Engineering, Alliance Transportation Group
Texas District
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Meredith Van Duyn, P.E. 
Transportation Engineer, RS&H
Southern District
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Jennifer Warner, P.E.
Civil Engineer-Traffic, Michael Baker International
Mid-Colonial District
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Andrew Young, AICP
Transportation Planner, HNTB Corporation
Florida-Puerto Rico District
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Advocacy Partners