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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic


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ICAT Operations Board

   
Chair, Operations Board

Paul Loete

Director of Highways Project Implementation,

IDOT

 

Paul Loete has over twenty years of experience in private practice and state government in the environmental, civil, and transportation markets.  At IDOT he is accountable for the implementation of programs to accomplish the annual highway work program in conjunction with the coordination of the state’s highway activities with local and regional agencies. This encompasses the safe, efficient and sustainable delivery of the state’s highway construction program as well as maintenance and operations of the state highway system through effective engineering activities of the districts and central bureaus with 4,616 full – time employees and over $1 billion in annual construction programs.

   
Vice Chairs, Operations Board

Shane Larson

Vice President

Hutchison Engineering

Shane graduated from the University of Illinois in 1992 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering.  In his 17 years with IDOT, he worked in Studies and Plans, Construction and Operations.  For the last seven years of his IDOT career, he was the Operations Engineer with snow plowing responsibilities. Shane now works for Hutchison Engineering, Inc. as a Vice President.

 

Aaron Weatherholt

Sr. Project Mgr., Hanson Professional Services

Aaron Weatherholt has 30 years of experience working highway design, construction & operation industry. Aaron is currently a Senior Project Manager with Hanson Professional Services. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Secretary for Program Development with IDOT.  Aaron earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and is licensed PE.

   
Operations Board Members

Tanya Adams

Vice President

WSP

Anas Alkhatib

Associate VP

Michael Baker Int'l.

Lesa Branham

President

Favor Inc.

Adam Burns

Group Manager

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

Richard "Mark" DeVries

Vice President

Vaisala

Souhail Elhouar

CEC Professor

Bradley University

Amy Eller

Acting Engineer of Operation

IDOT

Khalid Elzahaby

Director

HBRC of Egypt

Rashed Gulaid

President

Gulaid Consulting Engrs.

Jeffery Keirn

Region 5 Engineer

IDOT

Yasser Khodair

CEC Associate Professor

Bradley University

Ryan Macander

Associate Vice President

Omega Inc.

Kevin Marchek

Region 2 Engineer

IDOT

Keith Miley

Operations Engineer

IDOT

Joseph Monroe

Dist. 8 Bureau Chief of Operations

IDOT

Luis Montgomery

President

2IM Group, LLC

Ramesh Patel

President

American Geoengineering Inc.

Duane Ratermann

County Engineer

Knox County

Scott Reeise

Director

City of Peoria

Darren Smith

Business Manager

Operating Engineers Local 649

Jeffrey South

Region 4 Engineer

IDOT

Charles Stenzel

Principal & Vice President

TranSystems Corp.

Wayde Tabor

General Manager

Illinois Tollway

Steve Travia

D1 Bureau Chief of Operations

IDOT

 

Cathy Valente

Director of Operations

Images, Inc.

Mae Whiteside

President/CEO

CKL

Claire Williams

President

Environmental Design Int'l.