- Tony DeCresie
Tony DeCresie brings a very diverse and extensive background spanning numerous industries and businesses – working with both public and private entities. He is a nationally recognized and awarded training manager with several different organizations over the past 25 years.
Tony’s primary area of focus revolves around transportation, highway & road work site safety training and heavy equipment operations safety.
Summary of Qualifications:
Ex-DOT Certified Safety Manager
Previous minority owner of Long Haul Trucking Business
Previous Director of Dump Truck Fleet Operations in private sector
CDL & Highway Road Work Site Safety Operations
Heavy Equipment Operations Management
Well versed in broad spectrum of OSHA and DOT Safety Training Topics
Freight Brokerage Association – Director of Training
Development of In-House Safety Training Programs
Trailering and Load Securement
Roadside Inspections, DOT Compliance Audits and Fleet Safety.
Excavation & Trenching Safety (Competent Person Certification)
Asphalt and Paving Operations
Road and Bridge Maintenance Operations and Safety
Public Works Operations Safety
- William M. "Matt" Barret
William M. "Matt" Barret
Matt Barret is a Civil Engineer with the Virginia Department of Transportation in Richmond Virginia where he has worked within the Agency’s Location and Design Division since 2006.
Matt graduated from the JSRCC/ODU TeleTech program in 1997 with an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering. Since joining VDOT, Matt has been responsible for administering the VDOT GRIT training program, including training more than 5000 students, and instructing more than 200 classes. Matt was also involved in administering VDOT Guardrail crash testing in 2015 and 2016 in southern California.
Prior to his VDOT career, Matt spent 10 years with a private Engineering firm in Richmond where he was a Highway Design Project Manager.
- Zachary Bugg
Zachary Bugg, PhD, PE has four years of experience in roundabout research, design, and operations and has contributed to roundabout peer reviews, visualizations, corridor studies, and feasibility studies in Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. He is a co-author of NCHRP Report 772: Evaluation of Corridors with Roundabouts and has assisted in the development of new roundabout capacity models as part of the Highway Capacity Manual 6th Edition.
- Kim Carr
Kim Carr has over twenty-years of practical experience in the areas of communication, public relations, event planning, and outreach. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a concentration in advertising and a minor in psychology from West Virginia University. Additionally, Kim holds a Master of Arts in counseling and is a certified facilitator of the Franklin Covey Seven Habits of Highly Effective People training.
Kim has been with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) for the past eighteen years, which has allowed her to learn a lot about the world of public works and some of the common communication challenges. Kim enjoys helping others strengthen their communication skills.
- Matheu J. Carter
Matheu J. Carter
Matheu J. Carter, P.E., is a civil and environmental engineer, licensed as a Professional Engineer in six states. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at The George Washington University and his Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. He joined Delaware’s T2/LTAP Center in August 2008 as the T2 Engineer and his primary focus is his role as the Municipal Circuit Rider, providing technical assistance, technology transfer, and training to local government personnel. Matt has been trained to teach the Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility, a two-day course developed by the Federal Highway Administration designed to connect the technical requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a better understanding of the challenges faced by a range of disabled pedestrians.
- Lorenzo Casanova
Lorenzo Casanova, P.E. currently works for the Federal Highway Administration in the Virginia Division. He has over 20 years’ experience as an engineer, mostly in the operation of manufacturing and construction processes; and the management of programs. He has extensive practical experience in engineering and economic analysis; and has held several positions in the public and private sectors as well as in academia. He has taught courses at several community colleges and universities in Florida and Delaware, as well as overseas, and is a registered P.E. in both states. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and earned his Masters of Engineering degree from the University of Florida.
- Walter C. Catlett
Walter C. Catlett
Mr. Catlett is a registered engineer responsible for technical training of precast concrete products across the United States. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA. His training focus remains on educating engineers, contractors/installers and inspectors on proper installation practices that provide strategic opportunities for public agencies. He remains an active member of the Arkansas Transportation Research Advisory Council, Virginia LTAP Advisory Board and a facilitator for several Local Technical Assistance Programs. Mr. Catlett retired from the military in January of 2018 after completing 30 years of combined service in the United States Marine Corps and U.S. Army Reserve.
- Aimee Connerton
Aimee Connerton has over 17 years in the Construction Products Industry currently serving Rinker Materials as a Technical Promotions Engineer in the Mid-Atlantic Area. She started her Technical Promotions career in the Stormwater Industry and it is still her passion. Aimee is active in the Precast Association of Virginia and is the current President Central Atlantic Precast Concrete Association. Aimee also sits on the Infrastructure Committee for ACPA. Aimee holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from The University of Maryland, College Park.
- John Crane
Mr. John S. Crane, PSP, CFCC has worked in the construction industry for 20 years, during which he has and continues to and currently serves as an expert in critical path method scheduling, construction management, delay analysis, claims analysis, and training. Mr. Crane received his BSCE degree in 1995 from West Virginia University. He is a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional and Certified Forensic Claims Consultant through The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. He is also a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute and has presented seminars and webinars on the topics of CPM scheduling and construction claims prevention and analysis for several organizations.
- Bert D’Amico
Bert D’Amico is the Operations Manager for the City of Norfolk-Public Works-Division of Transportation-Traffic Operations Center. He has over 13 years of experience working in the transportation industry. Bert is a VDOT-certified instructor for the VDOT Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control curricula. Bert is certified by the American Traffic and Safety Services Association (ATSSA) as a Traffic Control Supervisor. He also holds VDOT-certifications for Flagger Instructor. In addition, Bert is an active member and moderator of the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) and holds IMSA certifications in Work Zone, Traffic Signal Field Technician Level III, Traffic Signal Bench Technician Level II, Traffic Signal Inspector and Signs & Markings Level I.
- Mark Doctor
Mark is a safety and geometric design engineer with the Federal Highway Administration. He provides technical services and training on deploying innovative and flexible design and safety practices on a national level. His focus areas are in freeway and interchange design, intersection safety, innovative intersections, and performance-based design solutions. Mark has served with the FHWA for over 28 years in a variety of positions and locations. Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and his Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Florida.
- Ronald W. Eck
Ronald W. Eck
Dr. Ronald W. Eck, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University is a Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian transportation, for over 35 years. He is a member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He authored the chapter on Pedestrians in McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Transportation Engineering. He facilitates walkability audits and Walkable Communities Workshops for communities in West Virginia.
- Damon Fordham
Damon Fordham is a principal at The Cadmus Group, where he runs the Sustainable Transportation Practice. His expertise includes more than 15 years managing complex studies and collaborative projects for a variety of transportation organizations and state and federal agencies. Prior to his career in consulting, Mr. Fordham was Program Manager for Environment at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). During his tenure at AASHTO, he led the delivery of environmental technical assistance to state DOTs and local transportation agencies, working in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Transportation Research Board (TRB). Mr. Fordham is an active member of TRB, serving as past Vice Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Sustainability. Mr. Fordham has been a national expert panel member for ten Cooperative Research Program and Strategic Highway Research Program projects. Mr. Fordham is a board member of two federally-funded University Transportation Centers (UTC) – the Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability (MATS) Center, and the Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC).
- George P. Gardner
George P. Gardner
George P. Gardner, P.E., CMC is currently a Senior Construction Engineer in the Central Office – Construction Division at VDOT. George has also held several other leadership roles at VDOT including the Strategic Planning Manager, Staff Planning Manager, and Senior Policy and Planning Analyst positions. Overall, George has close to thirty years of experience in engineering, program/project management, production/distribution management, policy and legislative analysis, partnering/risk management, strategic planning, and process analysis/improvement leadership positions in the private sector, as well as the federal and state government. He holds an AAS and BS in Engineering and an MS in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, and is a graduate of the VDOT Executive and Advanced Leadership Institute. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). At the Institute of Industrial Engineers, George has served on the Construction Division – National Committee, was Asst. Vice-President for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and President of the Richmond Chapter. Currently, he serves on the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a Program Evaluator, The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) with the PE Exam Development Committee, and is an Advisory Member to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) Board. He has conducted numerous presentations and workshops at various regional and national conferences on the subjects of project management, partnering, strategic planning, and performance management.
- Jonathan Goodall
Dr. Jonathan Goodall is an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia. He earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Goodall teaches courses in water resources engineering, hydrology, and geographic information systems (GIS). His current research activities are in hydrologic modeling, GIS applications in water resources, hydroinformatics, and infrastructure and the environment. Prior to joining UVA, Dr. Goodall held appointments at the University of South Carolina and Duke University.
- William M. (Billy) Green
William M. (Billy) Green
William M. (Billy) Green is the Principal and Instructor for StraightPath Consulting. He brings over 40 years of “hands on” experience in the construction inspection and management field. Billy started as an Inspector Trainee and advanced through the Inspection field to Inspector, Senior Inspector, Project Engineer and before retiring from VDOT was the Senior Construction Manager for the NOVA District. He worked as the State Construction Manager for Volkert, Inc. after retiring from VDOT before creating StraightPath Consulting which specializes in teaching Work Zone Safety, Local Area Project Audits, LAP project management, OSHA training and other training activities. Billy is ATSSA certified as a Traffic Control Supervisor, and certified to conduct VDOT Flagger, Advanced, Intermediate and Basic Work Zone Safety Control. He holds VDOT certifications in Asphalt, Soils & Aggregate, Concrete, Surface Treatment, Slurry Seal, ACI Concrete, E & S, Storm Water Management and Guardrail Installation (GRIT). He is also a certified OSHA 10 & 30 trainer as well as a Partnering Facilitator. He was the principal organizer, designer and instructor for VDOT in the implementation of Inspector Level I & II Technical Certification Schools, Plan Reading, Survey and Bridge Certification Schools. He has attended the Certified Construction Manager program. He was twice the recipient of the VDOT Commissioner’s Award for Excellence and twice awarded the NOVA District Administrator’s award for Outstanding Achievement. StraightPath Consulting has recently been honored by being selected at a certified S.W.a.M. and Micro Business.
- Kathy Gregory
Kathy Gregory is a principal and consultant for the six fifty company in the areas of human resources, organizational development, leadership, technical editing, and public relations. With over 20 years of experience, Kathy works with a diverse group of transportation organizations including nonprofit groups, engineering service providers, government agencies, and manufacturing companies. She holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and integrates the principles of adult learning with her passion for communications to create a fun and interactive learning environment.
Kathy also has 8 years experience with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). In her last VDOT position, she was District Human Resources Manager for the Staunton District.
- Sam Gregory
Sam Gregory retired in February 2012 after 36 years of working in the transportation community for various public and private employers. He is currently enjoying retirement by working part time conducting LTAP training, course development, and technical assistance support for local government public works agencies; instructing bituminous field certification and maintenance courses for North East Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT) out of Penn State University; and assisting in transportation related research projects for Navarro and Wright Consulting Engineers. He was past chairman of the Maintenance Technical Advisory Group for the Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC).
The majority of his experience was 28 years of service with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in various positions culminating as the Highway Maintenance Manager in charge of Mifflin / Juniata and Perry County Maintenance Organizations. In this positon he directed multi-year strategic plan preparation and provided oversight of asset management that included 585 roadway miles and 582 bridges. It required administering a $12 million budget and overseeing labor management of 110+ employees.
- Marty Halloway
Marty Halloway, P.E., CCM is currently the District Project Controls Engineer for the Bristol District where he is responsible for assisting with the management of the day to day operations for the Construction program. Overall, Marty has over 15 years of experience in the transportation industry in construction engineering/management, land development, finance/budgeting, risk management, partnering, maintenance, strategic planning, traffic engineering, scheduling, and operations. He has served in leadership roles as Resident Engineer, Land Use Engineer, and District Area Construction Engineer. In his current role he is focusing on improving pre-construction activities to reduce risk, work orders, overruns, and other pit falls to help deliver the construction program successfully. Marty received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia College at Wise, and graduate degree in Engineering from Old Dominion University.
- Keith Harrison
Keith Harrison, a Massachusetts native, earned a B.S degree in Civil Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. degree in Transportation Planning and Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York. He has more than 35 years of highway engineering experience, all with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
After graduating from FHWA’s Highway Engineering Training Program in 1980, he held Area Engineer positions in Michigan and New Jersey. In 1986, he moved to the Washington DC area to work in the Safety and Traffic Implementation Division at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, and then the Headquarters Office of Traffic Operations and IVHS (now ITS).
In 1991, Mr. Harrison migrated west to San Francisco to become Region Nine Design Engineer, a position he held until FHWA phased out its Region Offices and created the Resource Center concept in 1998.
Since that time, as a member of the Resource Center’s Safety & Design Technical Service Team, he has provided training and technical assistance in geometric design, roadside safety, designing for pedestrians and older road users, human factors, Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS), and similar topics to federal, state, and local clients throughout the United States.
Mr. Harrison is also
- Secretary, AASHTO Technical Committee on Environmental Design
- Chair, TRB Task Force on Context Sensitive Solutions
- Member, TRB Committee on Landscape and Environmental Design
- Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers
- Registered Professional Engineer, State of Washington
- Jakob Helmboldt
Jakob Helmboldt is a transportation planner specializing in bicycle and pedestrian issues. He is currently the Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trails Coordinator for the City of Richmond, VA where he represents the City’s mayoral administration to develop and advance projects and initiatives to make biking and walking more viable and attractive transportation modes. Mr. Helmboldt was previously a Project Manager with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), a Transportation, Land Development, and Environmental Services firm. Prior to that Mr. Helmboldt worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation as the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator and the Safe Routes to School Coordinator as well as previously doing environmental, land-use, and transit planning.
- Ari Henrique
Ari Henrique se une a HCCA en 2014 como Director de Seguridad y Capacitación para dirigir los programas de seguridad y capacitación de la asociación. Es nativo de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, habla inglés, portugués y español con fluidez, y trabajará y enseñará en los tres idiomas para brindar las oportunidades más amplias para los miembros de HCCA. Ari tiene una larga trayectoria en la construcción que incluye servir durante 10 años como Director de Seguridad para Summit USA Land Development en Manassas, Virginia. En esa capacidad, diseñó y mantuvo los programas de seguridad para la compañía, capacitó a todos los empleados, inspeccionó todos los camiones, vehículos y equipos de la compañía para garantizar el cumplimiento con una variedad de agencias reguladoras y manejó todas las interacciones con OSHA, DOT y VDOT. Además, se desempeñó como instructor de HCCA VDOT de 2008-2009.
Ari Henrique joins HCCA in 2014 as Director of Safety and Training, to lead the association safety and training programs. He is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish and will work and teach in all three languages to provide the most expansive opportunities for HCCA members. Ari has a long background in construction including serving for 10 years as the Director of Safety for Summit USA Land Development in Manassas, Virginia. In that capacity he designed and maintained the safety programs for the company, trained all of the employees, inspected all company trucks, vehicles and equipment to ensure compliance with a variety of regulatory agencies and handled all interactions with OSHA, DOT and VDOT. In addition he served as an instructor of HCCA VDOT courses from 2008-2009.
- Katherine (“Kathy”) Hinson
Katherine (“Kathy”) Hinson
Katherine (“Kathy”) Hinson is sole proprietor of A Kathy Hinson Training, which is S.W.a.M. and Micro-Business certified. She has over 29 years of experience working in the transportation industry. Kathy is a VDOT-certified instructor for the VDOT Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control curricula. Kathy is certified by the American Traffic and Safety Services Association (ATSSA) as a Traffic Control Supervisor. She holds Department of Environmental Quality certification as an Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector, VDOT-certifications for Flagger Instructor and Inspector for construction and maintenance projects. In addition, through a partnership with VDOT and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA), Kathy has conducted work zone safety awareness training in Virginia high school driver’s education classes for over 6 years. She also has previously served for ten years a certified arborist and professional member of the International Society of Arboriculture.
- John Hopkins
John Hopkins has over 40 years of experience in construction in both the public and private sector. He is one of the original 10 LTAP directors, starting at Oklahoma State University in 1982. He has been the director of LTAP for Oklahoma, Montana, Arizona, Idaho and came to the Pennsylvania LTAP program in 1999. He has presented training courses to local, state and government agencies in over 35 states as well as for other governments internationally. He also has presented numerous National Highway Institute courses across the U.S. He has a relaxed, informal manner of presentation and presents the training in a straightforward, common-language approach.
- Joseph E. Hummer
Joseph E. Hummer
Joseph E. Hummer, PhD, PE, is the Staff Engineer in the Mobility and Safety Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Joe is one of the foremost authorities on unconventional intersection and interchange designs practicing today. He began researching the designs in 1990, has published numerous articles about them, and has invented several new intersection and interchange designs. His two-part series in the ITE Journal in 1998 helped spark interest in the area. More recently, he was a co-author of the FHWA informational report on six of the most promising designs, he was the Principal Investigator of the FHWA research project investigating the effects of diverging diamond interchanges, and he was the primary author of the FHWA guidebook on superstreets. Joe was a Professor at North Carolina State University and was Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University before joining NCDOT in May 2016.
- Dane Ismart
Mr. Dane Ismart of Louis Berger & Associates, retired from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) after 25 years of service in a variety of policy, planning and engineering positions. He was responsible for implementing the Intermodal Management Systems regulations. Mr. Ismart has authored manuals and taught NHI courses on Capacity Analysis, Access Management, Financial Management, Travel Demand Forecasting and Intermodal Planning, and is a member of the TRB Highway Capacity Subcommittee on Unsignalized Intersections. Mr. Ismart is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree and received his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
- Lindsay Ivey-Burden
Dr. Lindsay Ivey-Burden is a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia, where she has been teaching since 2012. Dr. Ivey Burden earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at the University of Louisville and her Ph.D at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ivey Burden specializes in geotechnical engineering and teaches courses in soil mechanics, foundation design, and laboratory testing. Her current research activities are in the areas of infrastructure management/ risk analysis, and geophysical testing.
- Pete Jenior
Pete Jenior, PE, PTOE has designed, analyzed, or peer-reviewed roundabout concepts for over 75 intersections in nine states and developed signal timing plans for over 140 intersections. Pete is a member of TRB’s Geometric Design Committee, and has taught short courses on applied roundabout design, performance-based design, and Highway Safety Manual. Pete has also served as a lead researcher for NCHRP Report 772 Evaluation of the Performance of Roundabout Corridors, developed guidelines for accessibility treatments at roundabouts as part of NCHRP Project 3-78a and 3-78b, and prepared guidebooks for FHWA on four alternative intersection forms and part-time shoulder use on freeways
- Elizabeth Jordan
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Jordan is an Environmental Program Planner with VDOT’s Environmental Division, Central Office. In this capacity, she serves as the environmental point-of-contact, technical advisor, and program lead for Design-Build and Locally-Administered Projects. In addition, she is responsible for District coordination specific to NEPA and the State Environmental Review Process (SERP). Prior to coming to Central Office in 2012, Liz spent four years in VDOT’s Richmond District as the Preservation Program Manager/Archaeologist.
- Matt Larkin
Matt Larkin is the owner of Larkin Safety Consultants, L.L.C. Matt is a VDOT-approved Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control instructor, an ATSSA-certified Traffic Control Supervisor, an ATSSA Flagger Instructor, an Authorized OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour instructor for both construction, and general industry, and an American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, AED instructor. Larkin Safety Consultants works with roadway and building associations in Northern Virginia such as the Heavy Construction Contractors Association, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, and the American Traffic Safety Services Association.
- Marc Lipschultz
Marc Lipschultz, P.E., PTOE is a Senior Traffic Engineer with the Traffic Engineering Division of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), where he is responsible for developing statewide standards and specifications related to signs and markings. He recently joined VDOT in November 2013 after 14 years of experience working with an engineering consulting company in their Philadelphia and Richmond offices, where he managed the design of traffic control device plans, as well as numerous traffic planning and analysis studies. He earned his bachelor’s in civil engineering at the University of Delaware and his master’s in civil engineering at Villanova University. Mr. Lipschultz is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Pennsylvania, and a registered Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).
- Ed Myers
Ed Myers, PE has over three decades of experience in all facets of highway design, traffic engineering, and roundabout design including capacity analysis, signing, lighting, and marking and traffic control plans. He has managed and directed multiple studies to determine the feasibility and design of roundabouts, street and streetscape improvements, and traffic calming and other context-sensitive design features for a variety of communities. Ed is presently applying his skills as a roundabout designer in Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Florida, and Oregon, and has designed roundabouts in urban, suburban, and rural settings. He has received several professional excellence awards, particularly for his work on roundabouts; and also teaches professional courses on roundabout design and other topics and makes presentations to professional organizations throughout the country. Ed also contributed to both editions of the FHWA Roundabout Guide, NCHRP 3-65, NCHRP 3-78 and several state supplements to the FHWA Guide.
- Jon Obenberger
Jon Obenberger is lecturer for the University of Virginia’s Transportation Training Academy and the Transportation Project Management Institute (TPMI). Dr. Obenberger has 25 years of experience with leading programs, policy initiatives, projects, and day-to-day activities related to the planning, design, and operation of highways and local streets for local, regional, state, and Federal agencies. Dr. Obenberger serves on numerous national committees and task forces. He is the secretary of the AASHTO Preconstruction Engineering Management Technical Committee. Dr. Obenberger is also the secretary of the Freeway Operations Committee and member of the Active Traffic Management Task Force of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
Dr. Obenberger is also the Preconstruction Team Leader in the Office of Program Administration for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Infrastructure in Washington, D.C. In this position Dr. Obenberger leads a wide variety of initiatives aimed at advancing design practices nationally, FHWA’s design discipline, and the efficiency and effectiveness of FHWA’s stewardship and oversight of the delivery of the Federal-aid highway program. Dr. Obenberger earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech. He is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin.
- Byungkyu “Brian” Park
Byungkyu “Brian” Park
Brian is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Virginia. Dr. Park is a recipient of PTV America Best Paper Award, Outstanding Reviewer Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Jack H. Dillard Outstanding Paper Award from the Virginia Transportation Research Council and Charley V. Wootan Award (for best Ph.D. dissertation) from the Council of University Transportation Centers. He is an ASCE ExCEEd teaching fellow. He is an Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Transportation, an Associate Editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Transportation Engineering, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and the KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Furthermore, he is a member of TRB (a division of the National Academies) Vehicle Highway Automation Committee and Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications Committee, and chair of Simulation subcommittee of Traffic Signal Systems Committee. He is also Vice Chair of Advanced Technology Committee of ASCE Transportation Development Institute. Dr. Park has published over 100 journal and conference papers in the area of transportation system operations and managements, and intelligent transportation system. His research interests include cyber-physical system for transportation, stochastic optimization, microscopic simulation model application, and transportation system sustainability.
- David A. Petrucci, Jr.
David A. Petrucci, Jr.
Mr. David A. Petrucci, Jr., P.E., PTOE is an Owner and Principal Traffic Engineer of Petrucci Consulting, LLC; a specialty traffic engineering consulting firm located in the Greater Philadelphia area. Mr. Petrucci has more than 14 years of experience in traffic engineering analysis, simulation modeling, and professional training services while working with public and private-sector clients throughout the nation. Mr. Petrucci is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Traffic Engineering Council and serves as National Co-Chairperson for the ITE Simulation and Capacity Analysis User Group (SimCap). He is a Member and Secretary of the User Liaison Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) (AHB40). Mr. Petrucci served as a consultant and trainer for Trafficware, Ltd. (makers of SynchroTM and SimTrafficTM), and was a member of the SynchroTM Version 8.0 production team responsible for implementation of the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual methods for signalized and unsignalized intersections.
- Charles “Chuck” A. Pietra
Charles “Chuck” A. Pietra
Chuck Pietra is Senior Technical Applications Manager for O’Brien & Gere Engineers where he heads up The Technical Application Group which manages all company technical software applications in the areas of CAD GIS environmental data management and construction management.
Chuck has been involved with the Autodesk reseller channel, and has authored several books and articles on CAD GIS and related topics. He is certified as an Autodesk Civil 3D Implementation Expert. Prior to his current position at OBG he owned his own Consulting firm which specialized in CAD and GIS implementation and training. Chuck frequently trains and guest speaks around the country.
Chuck holds a BA degree in Physics and a Master of Science in Physics both from S.U.N.Y Oswego
- Alek Pochowski
Alek Pochowski, AICP, PE is a national expert on the planning, evaluation, and design of roundabouts. Alek has worked on hundreds of roundabout projects across the United States and Canada, and is the principal investigator of NCHRP Synthesis Topic 46-02: Roundabout Design, Operations, and Safety Practices. Alek is a member of the TRB Committee on Roundabouts (ANB75), and has assisted in the efforts to update several statewide roundabout guides.
- Stephen Read
Stephen Read is the new Safety Analysis Programs Manager in the Mobility Management Division of VDOT. He has a M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering studying freeway safety and operations. Stephen oversees the federal highways safety programs, project and corridor safety studies, statewide crash reporting and now the Highway Safety Corridor program at VDOT. Previously at VDOT he conducted long range planning and project level planning, safety and operational studies. Prior to joining VDOT, Stephen worked in consulting practices in England, Canada, and Virginia.
- Lee Rodegerdts
Lee has 24 years of broad experience in traffic operations, traffic design, transportation planning, and transportation research and education. He is recognized internationally for his expertise on roundabouts and has led national research and guide development on intersection planning, analysis, and design for more than a decade. He is a founding member of TRB’s Committee on Roundabouts and the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices’ Roundabout Task Force, and he previously served as chair of the Unsignalized Intersections Subcommittee of the Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. He has taught over 70 professional short courses on highway capacity, intersections, roundabouts, and signal timing.
- Partha Sarathi
Mr. Partha Sarathi has over sixty years of experience in the design and construction of civil and transportation engineering projects, both in the U.S. and abroad. He worked as a research officer in a national hydraulic research station in India and taught civil engineering at the polytechnic university in Singapore. In 1997, he started his own engineering company, Endesco Inc. He is associated in the design of some notable projects in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, in 2001, Partha started a software company to provide “customized, state-specific hydraulic design software”. Many of his programs are approved for use by the Virginia and Alabama Departments of Transportation and are used by over eighty engineering companies. Partha holds a Master’s Degree in Transportation and is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland.
- Geoffrey R. Scott
Geoffrey R. Scott
Geoffrey R. Scott, PE. Mr. Scott is the Technical Assistance Engineer for the New York Local Technical Assistance Program, also known as Cornell Local Roads Program, in Ithaca New York. Geoffrey has over 14 years working as a consultant to municipalities preparing stormwater related design plans for roadways, drainage systems, and erosion control plans, and has developed and maintained multiple Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for municipal facilities and construction projects in New York and Connecticut. Mr. Scott earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a concentration in water resources.
- Rosanne Simeone
Roseanne Simeone: Having earned her doctoral degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia, Rosanne Simeone has taught English at the college and high-school levels. As a member of the University of Virginia’s Department of Science, Technology and Society Department (formerly the Division of Technology, Culture and Communication), she guided engineering students through their first forays into technical writing as well as their fourth-year theses. She taught professional writing at the Institute of Textile Technology, and she served as technical writer and Publications Director for the medical center’s Tissue Adhesive Center. Currently, she teaches Humanities, chairs the Capstone Thesis Committee, and advises the Honor Council at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- John Simkins
John Simkins is the Planning and Environment Team Leader managing the planning and environmental programs for the FHWA Virginia Division Office. He has worked in the Virginia Division Office in the environmental area for over 13 years. He has written NEPA documents, reviewed and approved NEPA documents, and developed environmental training materials for FHWA. Some of the larger NEPA documents that he has reviewed and approved include the Interstate 64 Peninsula Study, Elizabeth River Tunnels project, Coalfields Expressway, Interstate 81 Corridor Study, and the Harrisonburg Southeast Connector.
- Brian L. Smith
Brian L. Smith
Dr. Brian L. Smith, P.E. is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He specializes in transportation systems engineering. His research focuses on intelligent transportation systems (ITS), particularly in advanced transportation management & information technology applications. Dr. Smith is an ASCE Fellow, and recipient of the ASCE Huber Research Prize, the CUTC-ARTBA New Faculty Member Award, the NSF CAREER award, an Eno Transportation Leadership Fellow, and a 2001-2002 University of Virginia Teaching Fellow. He is the author of a chapter on transportation Management in the text “Intelligent Transportation Primer.” Dr. Smith serves on numerous national committees and task forces. Dr. Smith is an associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering and sits on the editorial board of Transportation Research, Part C.
- Michael M. Sprinkel
Michael M. Sprinkel
Michael M. Sprinkel is Associate Director for Materials research at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research (VCTIR) in Charlottesville, Virginia where he has served in various research positions since 1972. Since 1992 he has directed the Materials Research Program at VCTIR . He has published more than 100 papers on polymer and hydraulic cement concrete with emphasis on the protection, repair, and rehabilitation of concrete structures. He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, member of the Board of Directors, past Chairman of ACI Technical Specifications Committee, ACI Committee 503, Adhesives and 345, Bridge Construction, Maintenance and Repair; and Member of 546, Repair of Concrete, 548, Polymers in Concrete, and 563 Repair Specifications. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Post-Tensioning Institute. He is past Chairman of Transportation Research Board Committee AFN00 Concrete, Member Emeritus of Concrete Committee AFN20, and has chaired and served on many other TRB panels and committees. He also has participated on the technical committees of ASBI, ASTM, ICRI, and PCI. He holds BS (1972) and ME (1975) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a registered professional engineer in Virginia.
- Edwin Stellfox
Mr. Edwin C. Stellfox is a civil engineer and former director of the Maryland LTAP Center. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering, a Master’s in Education from Penn State University and over 45 years experience in Public Works with 30 years transferring transportation technology with the LTAP Program.
- Ed Sundra
Ed Sundra is the Director of Program Development overseeing the planning, environment, right of way, and finance programs for the FHWA Virginia Division Office. He has worked for FHWA for over 28 years and in the Virginia Division Office over 26 years. Most of his time has been spent working in the environmental area where he has been responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and approving NEPA documents including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments/Findings of No Significant Impact, and Environmental Impact Statements/Records of Decision. During his career in Virginia, he has managed the NEPA process for FHWA for a number large-scale projects including the Springfield Interchange, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Interstate 73, SMART Highway, Charlottesville Bypass, Capital Beltway HOT Lanes, I-95 Express Lanes, Route 37 Bypass, Madison Heights Bypass, Southeastern Parkway and Greenbelt, Chesapeake Expressway, Grundy Bypass, Bi-County Parkway, Route 460, and the Hampton Roads Crossing Study.
- Chris Tiesler
Chris Tiesler, PE has participated in a variety of transportation planning and traffic engineering projects in the Washington D.C. region and throughout the United States. His experience includes work on multimodal traffic impact analyses, transportation system plans, access and circulation studies, functional design (including interchanges and roundabouts), final design, and arterial corridor plans. He also has in-depth knowledge in several transportation-related software packages, including Synchro/Simtraffic, Traffix, Highway Capacity Software, AutoTurn, and AutoCAD. Through his substantial private development work, Chris has participated in several trip generation studies (data collection, variable and rate development) for a variety of land use categories. He is a principal author of NCHRP Report 672: the 2nd edition of FHWA’s Roundabouts: An Informational Guide.
- David H. Timm
David H. Timm
David H. Timm, Ph.D. received his B.C.E., M.S. and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. While at the University of Minnesota (1991 – 2001) he worked on the Minnesota Road Research Project, a full-scale pavement test facility. His M.S. thesis and doctoral dissertation were based on experiments conducted at this facility dealing with mechanistic pavement design and thermal cracking of asphalt pavements. He joined the faculty of Civil Engineering at Auburn University in 2001 and is currently the Brasfield & Gorrie Professor of Civil Engineering. He works extensively with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) on a variety of research topics, with great emphasis on accelerated full-scale pavement testing at the NCAT Test Track. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in pavement engineering at Auburn and is a registered professional engineer in Alabama.
- Rod E. Turochy
Rod E. Turochy
Dr. Rod E. Turochy, P.E. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University, where he has been teaching since 2001. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Dr. Turochy teaches courses in transportation engineering, traffic engineering, roadway design, and intelligent transportation systems. His current research activities are in the areas of traffic engineering and data analysis, highway safety, and engineering education. Dr. Turochy also has four years of work experience with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). In his last position with VDOT, he was responsible for traffic design and work zone safety for the Salem District.
- Kevin Waters
Kevin Waters, Ph.D., P.E. is the instructor for this one-day workshop. Dr. Waters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University where he teaches water resources courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has over 4.5 years of consulting experience, most recently as a Water Resources Engineer with Amec Foster Wheeler in Chantilly, VA. In this position, he worked extensively with HEC-RAS and ArcGIS to conduct flood studies and flood impact analyses, in addition to leading an initiative to explore two-dimensional floodplain modeling capabilities in the newest version of HEC-RAS.
During his two years as a Senior Engineer at T.Y. Lin International-Medina in New Jersey, he developed HEC-RAS models for flood studies in support of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, including work on a 125-mile study of the Delaware River and several streams in Erie County, NY. In total, Dr. Waters has modeled and reviewed hundreds of miles of modeled streams in VA, WV, MD, NY, NJ, and MO.
Dr. Waters completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia in 2014 with research focused in open channel hydraulics and sediment transport in unsteady flows. He earned his M.E in Civil Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, with a concentration in water resources, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Villanova University in 2007.
- Dan Widner
Dan Widner has 36 years of diverse experience in GIS and Mapping in the federal, state and private sector. Most recently he was the Virginia State GIS Coordinator at the Virginia Geographic Information Network, where he provided strategic GIS coordination and leadership for Virginia state and local government and represented Virginia GIS at the federal and national level. His transportation GIS experience stems from eight years as GIS Program Manager at the Virginia Department of Transportation and from four years at a commercial GIS software firm. Dan has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Indiana University and currently is an independent consultant.