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135 Appendix Committee Biographical Information Timothy A. Henkel, Chair, is Assistant Commissioner for Modal Planning and Program Management in the Minnesota Department of Transportation. In this position he manages the Offices of Asset Management, Passenger Rail, Transportation System Management, Freight and Commercial Ve- hicle Operations, Transit, Aeronautics, Transportation Data and Analysis, and Research. His more than 35-year career in transportation includes working with local government, the private sector, executive leadership of multimodal planning, program management, and project development and delivery. He has been a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Standing Committee on Planning and several National Cooperative Highway Research Program panels. He earned a bachelorâs of science degree from Bemidji State University and a certificate in civil engineering and land surveying from Dunwoody College of Technology. Kimberly L. Avery is Deputy Chief Engineer of the Michigan Department of Transportationâs (MDOTâs) Bureau of Field Services. In this position she is responsible for managing and overseeing strategic planning and operations of development functions; specifically, Construction Field Services, Opera- tions Field Services, Office of Safety and Security Administration, and Office of Research. She began her career at MDOT in 1989 as a general engineer and has assumed positions of increasing responsibility. She is active in a number of transportation organizations, serving a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Highways and Streets, President of the Michigan Chapter of the Conference
136 VITAL FEDERAL ROLE IN HIGHWAY INNOVATION of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and member of the Gov- ernors Traffic and Safety Council. She has been a member of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Panel on Resilience in Transporta- tion Planning, Engineering, Management, Policy, and Administration. She was recipient of the 2016 COMTO National Women Who Move the Nation Chairmanâs Eagle Award, the 2015 COMTO Michigan Chapter Transporta- tion Pioneer of the Year Award, and the 2010 MDOT Directors Award. She earned a bachelorâs degree in civil engineering from Valparaiso University. Peter Capon is Vice President of Materials and Product Development at Rieth-Riley Construction. Since joining the company more than 27 years ago, he has served in a number of quality control and material sciences positions from field technician to Corporate Quality Control and Environ- mental Director for the companyâs asphalt, concrete, and aggregate plant and construction operations. He was involved in the development of many technical specifications for pavement quality control and is currently is a member of the Indiana Department of Transportation Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Design Committee. He is chair of the Application Steering Com- mittee of the National Center for Asphalt Technology, Auburn University, and chair of the Committee on Asphalt Research and Technology for the National Asphalt Pavement Association. He has served on a number of National Cooperative Highway Research Program panels on pavement topics. He earned his bachelorâs degree from the University of Minnesota. Paul D. Degges is Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the Ten- nessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and is responsible for the design and implementation of all of the departmentâs engineering projects and management of 11 divisions and 4 regional offices. Since joining TDOT in 1988, he has held positions in the disciplines of field construction, roadway design, information systems, hydraulic design, and structures. He was previously Assistant Director of Construction, Director of Region 3 (Nashville), and Transportation Administrator, which supports the Chief Engineer. He serves as vice chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Highways. He is a member of several other AASHTO subcommittees in- cluding Asset Management and Performance Management. He serves on a committee for the National Center for Pavement Preservation and the Ten- nessee Technological Instituteâs Dean of Engineeringâs Strategic Direction Team and Advisory Board. He earned a bachelorâs degree in civil engineer- ing from Tennessee Tech University and is a licensed engineer. William Heaslet is Vice President of Linehaul and Network Engineering for USF Holland Inc., a regional, next-day service freight trucking company.
APPENDIX 137 In this capacity, he oversees all linehaul engineering for the carrier, and is responsible for designing and optimizing the companyâs route and terminal network. Before joining USF Holland in 2017, he held a similar position at XPO logistics, formerly ConWay Freight, where he built a labor- management system for all dock and pickup and delivery operations. He held several posi- tions of increasing responsibility in the strategic planning and engineering departments of Fedex. Before joining Fedex, he was Director of Operations and Engineering at AE Clevite, Inc., an automotive aftermarket distribution firm, where he directed the companyâs logistics, packaging, warehousing, and engineering service offices. Mr. Heaslet served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1986 to 2007, both on active and reserve duty. He has served on panels for the Transportation Research Boardâs Freight Cooperative Research Pro- gram. He earned a bachelorâs degree in engineering from the University of Memphis and masterâs degree in business from Webster University. Chris T. Hendrickson (NAE) is the Hamerschlag University Professor Emer- itus and Director of the Traffic21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His expertise is in engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, system performance, construction project manage- ment, finance, and computer applications. He has published numerous articles on computer-aided engineering, transportation systems, construc- tion project management, and environmental systems. He pioneered models of dynamic traffic equilibrium, including time-of-day departure demand models. He was an early contributor to the development of probabilistic network analysis for lifeline planning after seismic events. With others at Carnegie Mellonâs Engineering Design Research Center, he developed an experimental building design system in the early 1990s that spanned initial concept through construction scheduling and animation. Since 1994, he has concentrated on green design, exploring the environmental life-cycle consequences of alternative product and process designs. He has received numerous awards, among them the Fenves Systems Research Award from the Institute of Complex Engineering Systems (2002), AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellowships (2000â2002), a Lucent/National Science Foundation Industrial Ecology Fellowship (1998), the American Society of Civil Engi- neers (ASCE) Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award (1994), the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Award (1989), and a Rhodes Scholarship (1973). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (2007). He is member of the Transportation Re- search Board Executive Committee and the National Academy of Engineer- ing. He earned his bachelorâs and masterâs degrees from Stanford University, a master of philosophy degree in economics from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
138 VITAL FEDERAL ROLE IN HIGHWAY INNOVATION Leslie Jacobson is a Vice President and Senior ITS Manager for WSP. He has more than 40 years of experience in transportation engineering. He is involved with or manages tolling, managed lane, and ITS projects, particularly active traffic management, across the country. His expertise is in transportation systems management and operations policy, planning, standards, development, deployment, software development, and opera- tions activities. He worked for the Washington State Department of Trans- portation for 22 years before joining WSP (Parsons Brinckerhoff) in 1999. He is a licensed professional engineer. He has chaired the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations Committee and is a member of the TRB Freeway Operations Committee. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Executive Committee for the Transportation Systems Management and Operation Council. He earned his bachelorâs degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington and masterâs degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Carol Kuester is Director of Electronic Payment Systems for the Metropoli- tan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area Toll Authority, San Francisco, California. She is responsible for managing several high-profile customer service programs, including FasTrakÂ®, the regional and statewide interoperable toll payment system and ClipperÂ®, the multi-operator transit fare payment card. She oversees more than 2 million user accounts and $94 million in transactions monthly. She has held a number of other posi- tions at MTC including Principal Program Coordinator, Senior Program Coordinator, and Associate Program Coordinator. Before joining MTC she was a senior associate at TransTec America Inc. in Hannover, Germany, a transportation planning consultant at Hamburg Consult, and a Fellow at the Robert Bosch Foundation in Bonn and Berlin, Germany. She is a Board Member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of California. She earned a masterâs degree in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelorâs degree from the University of California, Davis. Christopher M. Puchalsky is Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Sustainability, City of Philadelphia. He was previously Director of Transportation Planning for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). At DVRPC he lead four separate offices responsible for transportation planning across modes and scalesâOffice of Corridor Planning, Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning, Office of Travel Monitoring, and Office of Mod- eling and Analysis. He began his progression at DVRPC in 2007 as a Se- nior Transportation Engineer; Manager, Modeling and Analysis; Associate
APPENDIX 139 Director, Technical Services; and then Associate Director, Systems Planning. Prior to DVPRC he was an independent consultant in Philadelphia, Penn- sylvania, and Mexico City and a Design Research Engineer for the Ford Motor Company. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Wa- terloo and was a transportation planning methods lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds bachelorâs and masterâs degrees in mechanical engineering from Temple University, and earned his Ph.D. in transportation systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Rosalie Ruegg is Consultant and Managing Director of Technology Impact Assessment (TIA) Consulting. She has more than 35 years of experience in economic impact assessment of advanced technologies. Prior to founding TIA Consulting, she was Director of the Advanced Technology Programâs Economic Assessment Office of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity, she developed and implemented a comprehensive evaluation program and served on the boards responsible for selecting research and development (R&D) projects for more than $1 billion in federal awards. She was a senior economist in NISTâs Center for Applied Mathematics, where she led an award-winning, multi-sector economic impact study for Congress. Earlier, she was a financial economist for the Federal Reserve Systemâs Board of Governors. She has more than 60 publications, among them a case study guide for science managers and an economics textbook. She was the principal author for the Overview of Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs for the U.S. Department of Energy. As a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, she received the U.S. Department of Commerceâs Gold Medal for excellence. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineersâ Wellington Award for outstanding contributions in the field of engineering economics. She earned degrees in economics from the University of North Carolina and the Uni- versity of Maryland and an M.B.A. from American University. Theodore Zoli is National Bridge Chief Engineer at HNTB Corporation. He is a structural engineer with expertise in long-span, cable-supported bridges. At HNTB, he played a key role in the creation of a number of bold contemporary structures, from the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston to the Lake Champlain bridge between New York and Vermont. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, he focused on developing protective strategies to retrofit iconic bridges to maintain their structural integrity against the possibility of damage from explosion. His work has also focused on developing design principles for the construction of robust new landmark structures. He has served as a visiting lecturer in Princeton Universityâs Department of Civil Engineering and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at
140 VITAL FEDERAL ROLE IN HIGHWAY INNOVATION Columbia University. In 2009, he was named a MacArthur Fellow, granted for major technological advances to protect transportation infrastructure and for his innovative designs. In 2012, he was selected as Engineering News-Recordâs Award of Excellence winner, considered to be one of the construction industryâs most prestigious honors. He earned his bachelorâs degree from Princeton University and a masterâs degree from the California Institute of Technology.