Blaine Leonard, P.E., BC.GE, Pres.10.ASCE, is the Transportation Technology Engineer at the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Salt Lake City. In this role, he leads the planning and deployment of connected and automated vehicles and related traffic management technologies. His team is on the forefront of operational, connected vehicle deployments. Blaine is co-chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Technology Subcommittee, co-chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Connected Transportation Interoperability Committee, and co-chair of the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of America National V2X Deployment Plan Task Force. He has chaired the AASHTO Connected and Automated Vehicles Working Group, and led the SPaT Challenge Tactical Working Group, an effort encouraging transportation agencies around the country to deploy connected vehicle technology. He is a member of the ASCE T&DI CAV Impacts Committee, and several other industry groups focused on connected and automated vehicles.

Prior to joining UDOT in 2001, Blaine spent 20 years in the consulting engineering business, including in principal and ownership roles. Mr. Leonard served as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2010 and has been involved in many national roles and committees within ASCE. He has received the ASCE William Wisely American Civil Engineer Award, the AASHTO Alfred E Johnson Achievement Award, the Thomas A. Lenox Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Leadership Award, the SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award, and has been named the Utah Engineer of the Year. He is a licensed engineer in six western states and served eith years on the Utah Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Board, including two as Chair. He holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah.