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  • FY21 Board of Governors

    Richard Boudreau - Portrait - Updated Oct 2020Richard Boudreau, P.E., M.ASCE
    President

    Mr. Boudreau has 31 years of experience practicing in the civil engineering profession, with the past 21 years managing a pavement engineering firm as the Treasurer and Executive Vice President. His expertise includes program/project management, planning, engineering and construction management for large roadway networks, and highway and airfield pavement projects. He is the author of eighteen publications and is an experienced presenter and active member of professional societies. Mr. Boudreau has also been a member of the T&DI Airfield Pavement Committee (APC) since 2001. In recent years, he has served APC as Vice-Chair (2015-16) and then as the Chair (2017-2018). In the past, he was Vice-Chair (2005-06) and Chair (2007-08) for the Construction Institute's Bituminous Materials Committee. Mr. Boudreau holds a master's degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University.

    David Noyce - Portrait David A. Noyce, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
    Vice President

    David Noyce is the Arthur F. Hawnn Professor of Transportation Engineering and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW-Madison). He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at UW-Madison. Dr. Noyce received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UW-Madison in 1984 and 1995, respectively, and received his Ph.D. degree in Civil (Transportation) Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1999. Dr. Noyce has over 34 years of experience in transportation engineering including appointments in state government, private consulting, and academia.

    Roger Millar - PortraitRoger M. Millar, P.E., F.ASCE, FAICP
    Treasurer

    Roger Millar joined the Washington State Department of Transportation as Deputy Secretary in October 2015 and was appointed Secretary of Transportation in August 2016. He oversees an agency that is the steward of a complex, multimodal transportation system, and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently.

    Millar is an experienced land use and transportation engineer, planner and program manager with an international reputation for innovative approaches to conservation and development. The prominent theme that has run through his career has been planning and implementing transportation systems that are not ends unto themselves; but rather the means toward economic vitality, environmental stewardship, social equity, public health, and aesthetic quality. His work on the Portland Streetcar and the Glenwood Springs to Aspen BRT provided communities nationwide with new modal tools. His Complete Streets leadership helped create a national movement for transportation systems that are safe, convenient, and pleasant for all users, regardless of how they choose to travel. His State DOT leadership is bringing innovation to agencies with enormous influence on transportation investment.

    Millar is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Board of Directors, the National Complete Streets Coalition Steering Committee, chair of the AASHTO Council on Public Transportation, chair of the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium, co-chair of the Mobility on Demand Alliance, and co-chair of the Cooperative Automated Transportation Coalition. Millar graduated from the University of Virginia in 1982.

    Ernie Heymsfield - Portrait Ernie Heymsfield , Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
    Past President

    Dr. Heymsfield is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas, where he has been teaching and conducting research as a faculty member for 20 years. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a Bridge Structural Engineer for the New York City-based Pavlo Engineering Company, where his expertise was in structural engineering and numerical modeling. Author or co-author of over 30 refereed journal articles and 16 conference articles, Dr. Heymsfield's research includes numerical modeling, seismic response, bridge engineering, and airfield runway safety. His most research work is related to aircraft safety during overruns and anti-icing runway pavements.

    Chandra Bhat - PortraitChandra Bhat, Ph.D., M.ASCE
    Appointed Member

    Dr. Bhat has a joint appointment between the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) and the Department of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a world-renowned expert in the area of transportation and urban policy design, with far-reaching implications for public health, energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and societal quality of life. Methodologically, he has been a pioneer in the formulation and use of statistical and econometric methods to analyze human choice behavior. His current research includes the social and environmental aspects of transportation, safety and planning implications of connected and automated smart transportation systems (CASTS), and data science and predictive analytics.

    Lucy Priddy - PortraitLucy Priddy, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Appointed Member

    Dr. Priddy currently serves as the Program Officer for Research Programs aligned to the Army Modernization Priorities at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Prior to taking on that role, she served as the Assistant Program Director at ERDC where she assisted in the planning, technical direction, financial management, and execution of the Army research programs related to force projection, maneuver support, and force protection. Dr. Priddy graduated from the University of Mississippi with her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 2002 and completed her master's degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2005. She completed her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2014. Dr. Priddy is the author of numerous technical articles, papers and reports and served as liaison to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology in 2010-2011.

    Jianming Ma - PortraitJianming Ma, Ph.D., P.E., PMP®, M.ASCE
    Appointed Member

    Dr. Jianming Ma is with TxDOT’s Traffic Safety Division, coordinating connected and automated vehicle (CAV) activities, whether demonstration, pilot projects, national studies and university research. Jianming has over 20 years of professional and research experience in CAV, ITS, and systems engineering. He is the Research Coordinator for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Safety Performance and Analysis (ACS20), a member of TRB’s Traffic Signal Systems (AHB25) and a liaison for SAE DSRC Technical Committee. Jianming is a Research Development and Implementation Coordinator for AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Operations. Jianming has been invited to serve on numerous national research panels and working groups such as TxDOT, NCHRP, SHRP2, AASHTO CAV Working Group, Cooperative and Automated Transportation (CAT) Coalition, and the CV Pooled Fund Study. Jianming co-chairs the CAV Impacts Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

    Cong Chen - PortraitCong Chen, Ph.D., M.ASCE
    Appointed Member

    Dr. Cong Chen is a Research Associate with the ITS, Traffic Operation and Safety Program at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, and Manager of the Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. degree from the University of New Mexico in 2015, and his research interests include traffic safety analysis, advanced transportation data model development, pedestrian and bicycle safety, traffic congestion and operation efficiency, intelligent transportation system, and transportation infrastructure monitoring and management. Dr. Chen currently serves as a member for TRB Standing Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation (ANB20) and TRB Standing Committee on Highway Safety Performance (ANB25). He was awarded the New Mexico Governor's Exempt Fellowship and served as an intern at New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in 2014.

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