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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic

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ICAT Operations Board

Chair, Operations Board

Paul Loete

Vice President/ Area Manager



Paul Loete has over twenty years of experience in private practice and state government in the environmental, civil, and transportation markets. He is currently the Vice President/Area Manager for WSP USA.  Prior to this position he was the Director of the Office of Highways Project Implementation, IDOT.    At IDOT he was 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 encompassed 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 in the highway design, construction & operations industry. Aaron is currently a Senior Project Manager with Hanson Professional Services Inc. 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 a licensed PE.

Operations Board Members

Tanya Adams

Vice President


Anas Alkhatib

Associate VP

Michael Baker Int'l.

Adam Burns

Group Manager

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

Richard "Mark" DeVries

Vice President


Souhail Elhouar

CEC Professor

Bradley University

Amy Eller

Engineer of Operations


Ally Fields


Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

Gustavo Giraldo

Contracts Administrator


Rashed Gulaid


Gulaid Consulting Engrs.

Khaled Hamad


University of Sharjah

Rafael Herrera

Vice President


Jeffery Keirn

Principal Engineer

HNTB Corporation

Yasser Khodair

CEC Associate Professor

Bradley University

Michael Kleinik


Illinois Department of Labor

Bill Lewis

City Engineer

City of Peoria

Dan Meckes

Chairman & CEO

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

Keith Miley

Operations Engineer


Joseph Monroe

Bureau Chief of Operations

IDOT - District 8

Luis Montgomery


2IM Group, LLC

Rick Powers


Peoria Public Works

Duane Ratermann

County Engineer

Knox County

Leslie Sawyer

Chairman & CEO

EDI, Inc.

Pam Simon

Director, Bus. & Workforce Div.


Charles Stenzel

Principal & Sr. Vice President

TranSystems Corp.

Wayde Tabor

General Manager

Illinois Tollway

Trisha Thompson

Engineer of Operations

IDOT- District 2

Steve Travia

Bureau Chief of Operations

IDOT - District 1

Dipal Vimawala

Vice President