INTRODUCING THE 2017 CLASS OF LEADERSHIPITE
This January, LeadershipITE will kick off with the 25 new participants gathering at ITE Headquarters for their first workshop. Now entering its fourth year, the LeadershipITE program was developed to identify, develop, and engage leaders for the future of ITE and the transportation profession. ITE congratulates the following members of the 2017 LeadershipITE class and looks forward to their active involvement this year.
Institute during graduate school and has been with Lee Engineering for more than 15 years. John currently serves as the section representative for the Greater Dallas Section of TexITE. He previously served as the section president, vice-president, secretary/treasurer, and was the section webmaster for 10 years. John began his involvement with ITE as the Texas A&M University student chapter librarian and webmaster.
Clark B. Bailey, P.E., PTOE serves as the traffic engineering leader for the Gulf Region at Volkert, Inc. Prior to working at Volkert, he was a project manager at Skipper Consulting. Clark earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Auburn University. His experience in traffic engineering includes arterial improvement projects including innovative intersection projects, access management studies, developing and implementing coordinated signal timings, and experience with adaptive signal systems. In addition, he has been involved in numerous traffic impact, parking, safety, bicycle, and pedestrian studies. Clark currently serves as the 2017 President of the Alabama Section of ITE. Clark lives in the Birmingham, AL, USA area with his wife and three boys.
Praveen Edara, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE is a James C. Dowell associate professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC). He also serves as the director of graduate studies for the department. Prior to joining UMC, he worked as a research scientist for the Virginia Department of Transportation and as a research contractor for the Federal Highway Administration. Praveen currently teaches and conducts research in the areas of freeway traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, work zone driver behavior, innovative intersection designs, and network disruptions and evacuation. A project he recently led on evaluating safety of diverging diamond interchanges was selected as a 2015 “Sweet Sixteen” High Value Research Project by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and was also awarded the 2015 best paper by the Transportation Research Board’s committee on Operational Effects of Geometrics. He is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri and a certified professional traffic operations engineer. He is active in the Central Missouri Chapter of ITE.
Tom Baumgartner, P.Eng. is a transportation engineer and manager of Watt Consulting Group’s (previously Boulevard Transportation) Okanagan, BC, Canada office. He received his master of science (2011) in transportation engineering and bachelor of science (2008) in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba. Tom’s passion in transportation is to design safe, efficient, and valued systems for communities. He has led projects on traffic calming, transportation master planning, pedestrian and cycling facilities, road safety reviews, urban streetscape designs, traffic impact assessments, and traffic management plans. His leadership roles have included ITE co-chair of the TAC/ITE Traffic Calming Guide update, ITE BC Interior Chapter Executive, 2016 Canadian ITE Kelowna Conference local arrangements committee, and vice chair of the Transportation Association of Canada Joint Active Transportation Subcommittee. John P. Denholm III, P.E. PTOE is a project manager in the Dallas, TX, USA office of Lee Engineering. John earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. John was e