Speakers

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Young Ho Chang

Young Ho Chang, P.E.

CEO of ATCS

CEO of ATCS, a leading professional engineering consulting firm specializing in transportation planning and design, traffic engineering, construction management and inspection, environmental, land development, and emergency management services. Headquartered in Northern Virginia, ATCS is ranked as one of the top ten largest engineering firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with nine offices in multiple states. 

 

Mr. Chang serves on multiple non-profit and for profit boards including Virginia Tech College of Engineering Advisory Board, Korean American Scholarship Foundation, and an Oil and Petroleum Distribution company. 

 

Young Ho Chang received BSCE at Virginia Tech and MSCE from the University of Virginia.

Keynote Speaker

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Rosana Correa, P.E., PTOE, FITE

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Rosana Correa is the 2022 ITE International Vice President and serves a project manager for Jacobs in Tampa, FL. She is a registered professional engineer in Florida and Puerto Rico. Her background includes traffic impact studies, signal timing plans, traffic projection studies, signal warrant analyses, travel time studies, interchange studies, highway studies, and corridor studies. Rosana holds a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering and a master of science in Transportation Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Rosana has been involved in ITE since she was a student at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and her leadership roles include the International Board, as well as positions at the District, Section, Chapter, and Student Chapter levels. Rosana received the ITE Florida Section Sherwood H. “Woody” Hiller Distinguished Service Award in 2017.  

Vice President

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Ashley C. Lickliter, P.E.

Senior Associate

Ashley Lickliter, P.E. is an enthusiastic transportation engineer. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Economics. Ashley has been with Kimley-Horn for 20 years and serves as a Senior Associate leading transportation, transit, and technology projects. She is passionate about advancing multimodal travel and feels honored to led numerous BRT project teams bringing rapid transit to areas across the US. Ashley has served in leadership roles in the Virginia Section and Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and is a recent graduate of the Leadership APTA Class of 202/2021. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys traveling, biking, and spending time on the water (and loves shoes).

Kimley-Horn

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Mena Lockwood

Assistant State Traffic Engineer

Mena Lockwood is an Assistant State Traffic Engineer at VDOT.  She has over 25 years of experience working in the transportation industry in the areas of research, planning, traffic engineering, ITS project development and Operations.  Currently, her areas of responsibility include the statewide traffic monitoring program, highway performance measures, traffic system analysis and engineering studies. She is keenly interested in using emerging data sources to provide insights that enable better solutions to congestion and safety problems in the transportation network.  

 

Mena received her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree, also in Civil Engineering, from the University of Virginia.  She is a registered professional engineer in Virginia. 

VDOT

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Melinda B. Peters

Partner

Melinda Peters, PE, CCM, DBIA is a Partner at RK&K. Melinda oversees RK&K’s Construction and Transportation Groups across the mid-Atlantic region, where she is responsible for planning, roadway design, traffic, structures, surveying, natural and water resources, construction management/ inspection/ engineering and oversight of design-build work as well. Melinda has over 25 years of experience for major transportation projects, including executive leadership of the Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT-SHA) for over 3 years.

Melinda received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic & State University and Masters in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary’s College.  She is an active member of ACEC, ARTBA, WTS and CMAA.  Melinda also serves on several boards with ACEC/MD, APC, ARTBA, and VA Tech Civil Engineering School.

RK&K

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Noelle Rauer (Wilcox), PE

Transportation Engineer

Noelle Rauer, PE, is a transportation engineer with VHB in their Virginia Beach office. She has 5 years of experience ranging from comprehensive corridor planning studies to traffic signal design. She enjoys the wide range of projects she has worked on and every day brings a new experience.

She became active in ITE at Virginia Tech starting with the Traffic Bowl and has continued to be involved at the section, district, and international level. Her passion is engaging students and younger members, and she serves as the Southern District Young Member Committee Chair as well as the International Younger Member Committee Chair.

Noelle is a proud Hokie and graduated with her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering in 2016 and her Master’s in 2017.

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

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Jody Peace, PE, PTOE, RSP1

Project Manager

Jody Peace is a project manager and team leader within Arcadis’ Asset and Mobility Management group. Based in Atlanta, Jody leads multiple projects for clients such as Georgia DOT and Cobb County. In his 15 years of experience, Jody has worked on a wide range of planning and traffic analysis efforts from countywide transportation plans to identification of surgical improvements to bottlenecks throughout Georgia. While he loves engineering his real passion is recruiting and mentoring the next generation of leaders in the transportation industry.  Jody has been heavily involved in ITE throughout his career including serving as the Georgia Section President in 2019. He was a member of the 2018 LeadershipITE class and is currently the co-chair for the SDITE Education and Student Chapter Committee.  In his free time, Jody enjoys traveling to national parks and spending time on the lake with his wife, daughter, and friends.

Arcadis

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Ray Wright II, EIT

Traffic Engineer

Traffic Engineer (Michael Baker International) – conducts traffic studies aimed at addressing congestion and safety issues; design conceptual roadway infrastructure plans; works with state and local clients to develop countermeasures to mitigate safety risks.

 

Graduated at Howard University (Magna cum Laude, B.S. Civil Engineering 2017)

 

Interested in improving roadway safety, environmental justice, volunteering at STEM career fairs and events (promoting STEM fields to the youth)

Michael Baker International

Michael Baker International

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Julie Evans, PE

Operations Lead for Emerging Tech

Operations Lead for Emerging Tech at RS&H – I oversee the group leading research and development of innovative solutions for transportation, spanning smart traffic solutions, modernized tolling, and enhanced technology readiness at ports and airports. We help public agencies understand the capabilities, limitations, and requirements of new technology to establish a posture of agility towards system modernization without compromising responsible stewardship of taxpayer funds. RS&H collaborates with business, finance, technology, telecommunication, and data partners to promote operational efficiency across the entire transportation network and increase economic resilience.

 

B.S., Civil Engineering – UVA 2011, M.A., Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics – GMU 2013

 

Interests: The role of inclusivity in innovation, promoting an agile and empathetic workforce, increasing affordability of American transport.

RS&H

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Chris Tiesler, PE, PTOE

Principal Engineer

Chris Tiesler is a Principal Engineer at Kittelson, with 18 years’ experience leading a wide range of projects, including safety studies, multimodal corridor/small area studies, multimodal roadway, intersection, and  roundabout designs, and research. Chris regularly teaches short courses on transportation topics such as roundabouts and safety, and frequently presents at professional conferences. He is active in Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and has served in leadership roles in the Virginia/Oregon Sections and Southern District. Chris is an avid golfer, bicyclist, and traveler.

Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Michael Baker International

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Michael B. Sawyer, PE

Transportation Engineer and Vision Zero Coordinator

Mr. Sawyer is interested in how to build a safe, sustainable, and accessible city for all ages and abilities and support it with multimodal transportation systems. Mr. Sawyer has over 30 years of experience in transportation engineering work in the private sector as well as the local, state, regional, tribal, and federal levels of government.  He currently serves as the City Transportation Engineer for the City of Richmond, VA and was recently designated as the City’s Vision Zero Coordinator.  Previously, he  served as the State Highway Safety Engineer with the Virginia Department of Transportation.  He emphasizes that transportation should serve all users within the City and in particular serve transportation disadvantaged communities who are disabled, elderly, or low income.

City of Richmond Virginia

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Mark Herman, P.E., RSP1

Traffic Engineer

Mark Herman is a traffic engineer with eight years of experience at Kimley-Horn in Richmond. He has experience managing and supporting a variety of project types including strategic safety planning, safety analyses, corridor analyses, and program development. Mark has been active in ITE since 2015 and has served in several roles on the Virginia Section ITE (VASITE) Board. Mark is currently serving as a VASITE Section Representative to Southern District ITE (SDITE) and is a Co-Chair of the SDITE Information, Communication, & Outreach Committee’s Website and Virtual Meeting team. Mark graduated from Virginia Tech in 2014 and loves playing tennis and volleyball whenever he can stay injury-free.

Kimley-Horn

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Alex Shirshov

Innovation Program Lead

Alex is the Innovation program lead with Transurban.  Alex is interested in innovation, product development and  collaboration in a cross section of teams and partners.  He graduated from Virginia Tech college of science and was part of VT broader entrepreneurship and innovation community. He aims to get a competitive racing license within 5 years

Transurban Limited

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Dr. Sheila “Charlie” Klauer

Associate Professor

Dr. Shiela (Charlie) Klauer is a research scientist and the leader for the Training Systems Group. She is also an Associate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. Her primary research involves studying the effects of distraction and fatigue on novice drivers. Charlie has attended MSU-Moorhead, Wright State University, and Virginia tech for her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees - respectively. She has authored over 55 peer-reviewed documents and is the Chair of the TRB’s Vehicle User Education, Training, and Licensing Committee.

Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Virginia Tech

Maysill Pascal

Menard Group USA

Chris Daily

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.