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Class of 2014

"The program is a strategic opportunity for ITE to fortify our profession with leaders who can confidently lead, communicate, and engage with the multidimensional stakeholders required to build and maintain vibrant communities of the 21st Century. Congratulations to the inaugural class as you embark on your leadership journey."
— Thomas W. Brahms, Executive Director and CEO, Institute of Transportation Engineers.

"LeadershipITE brings together rising stars from across the Institute to engage in an intensive program to improve themselves professionally, to the benefit of their employers and the transportation profession. TOGETHER WE ARE THE BEST!"
— Zaki Mustafa, International President, Institute of Transportation Engineers

"The inaugural class of LeadershipITE is representative of the best and brightest of our profession, and it is certain to be a unique and special experience for everyone involved. Through a process of self-discovery, idea sharing, and professional networking, the LeadershipITE experience is designed to create an environment where these up- and-coming leaders can share a once-in-a-career opportunity to stretch and grow. And I'm guessing that they'll have a lot of fun, too."
— Michael Sanderson, Chair, LeadershipITE Committee, Institute of Transportation Engineers


Introducing the LeadershipITE Class of 2014

See the group projects of 2014.

Irini Akhnoukh, M. Eng, P.Eng., PTOE
Transportation Engineer
City of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Adam Allen, P.E., TSOS
Traffic Engineering/Associate
Maser Consulting, P.A., Hamilton, NJ, USA

Mohan Atluri, P.E., PTOE
Senior Engineer (Transportation)
Gunda Corporation, LLC, Houston, TX, USA

Dale Bracewell, P.Eng.
Manager, Active Transportation
City of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dongho Chang, P.E., PTOE
City Traffic Engineer
City of Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA

Andrew Cibor, P.E., PTOE
Traffic Engineer
Ada County Highway District, Garden City, ID, USA

Sean Coleman, P.E., IMSA Lev. II
Traffic Engineer
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA

Jason Crawford, P.E.
Region Manager/Associate Research Engineer
Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Arlington, TX, USA

Carrie Falkenrath, P.E., PTOE, PTP
Senior Transportation Engineer
Crawford Bunte Brammeier, St. Louis, MO, USA

Martin Gugel, P.E., PTOE
City Traffic Engineer
City of Springfield, Springfield, MO, USA

Chad Hammerl, P.E., PTOE
Project Manager/Senior Transportation Engineer
Jacobs Engineering Group, Chicago, IL, USA

Michael Hofener, P.E., PTOE
Traffic Engineer
Traffic Engineering Consultants, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Andy Kaplan, EIT
Senior Transportation Safety Engineer
Rutgers Transportation Safety Resource Center, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Jonathan Kiser, P.E., PTOE, PTP
Vice President
Neel-Schaffer, Inc., Jackson, MS, USA

Katherine Kortum, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP
Program Officer
Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, USA

Becky Malenke, P.E.
Project Manager
Neel-Schaffer, Inc., Birmingham, AL, USA

Anna Martin, P.E., PTOE
Project Manager
HDR Engineering, Inc., Austin, TX, USA

Susan Paulus, P.E., LEED GA
Traffic Engineer
Lakeside Engineers, Brookfield, WI, USA

Amir Rizavi, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, New York, NY, USA

Danielle Scharf, P.E., PTOE, LEED AP
Associate/Senior Engineer/Branch Manager
Sanderson Stewart, Bozeman, MT, USA

Joseph Short, P.E., PTOE
Lee Engineering, Dallas, TX, USA

Radha Krishna Swayampakala, P.E., PTOE, GISP
Transportation Engineer
RS&H, Charlotte, NC, USA

J. Andrew Swisher, P.E., PTOE
Project Manager and Technical Director
HR Green, Inc., Johnston, IA, USA

Todd Szymkowski, P.E., PTOE
Deputy Director
University of Wisconsin-Madison Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory
Madison, WI, USA

Kati Tamashiro, EIT
Transportation Analyst
Bunt & Associates, Vancouver, BC, Canada

David Thatcher, P.Eng., P.E.
Senior Associate
Stantec, Calgary, AB, Canada

Peter Truch, P.Eng., PTOE
Transportation Manager
Opus International, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Grace Van Kirk
Senior Engineer
Sam Schwartz Engineering, D.P.C., Newark, NJ, USA

Benjamin Waldman, P.E., PTOE
Traffic Engineering Manager
City of Lakewood, Lakewood, CO, USA

K. Scott Walker, Jr., P.E., PTOE
Senior Traffic Engineer
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lexington, KY, USA




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