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INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS
Andrew Velasquez, P.E., PTOE (M)
Florida Puerto Rico District
Andrew Velasquez has been involved in transportation engineering and planning for the past 25
years. He currently serves as the AECOM program
manager for the Planning and Traffic Engineering
group within Florida's Turnpike Enterprise.
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise consist of more than
500 miles of toll roads and serves 3 million
customers per day. At Florida's Turnpike, he
oversees the Planning, Demand Modeling, Traffic Engineering,
Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and Digital Solutions groups
within the AECOM Turnpike Organization. His team provides support
for all aspects of planning, project development, and toll studies on the

Turnpike system. He has a wealth of experience in corridor planning,
project development, traffic and revenue studies, interchange access
requests, demand modeling, microsimulation, and safety studies.
Andrew has been involved in ITE his entire career, having served
at all levels including the executive boards of the Gold Coast Chapter,
the Florida Section, and now the Florida Puerto Rico District. Since
being elected to the Florida Section board, Andrew has been instrumental in shaping ITE's presence within the state and has sought to
involve other organizations at several successful Section meetings
through strategic teaming arrangements. In his previous role as Florida Section representative, Andrew was instrumental in establishing
two new student chapters and reinstating a dormant student chapter
at his alma mater. He is graduate of the Florida State University with
both bachelor and master of science degrees in civil engineering.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
J. Andrew Swisher, P.E., PTOE (M)
Missouri Valley District
Andy Swisher is a senior traffic engineer and
technical director of the Traffic and Technology
Group for HR Green, Inc., where he has worked for
the past 18 years. Andy specializes in traffic
operations and safety studies. He has completed
numerous traffic impact studies, traffic control
plans, traffic signal and interconnect designs,
intelligent transportation system (ITS) master plans,
transportation master plans, interchange/access justification reports,
roadway safety audits, ramp management studies, traffic calming studies,
and traffic safety studies throughout his career. Andy is a graduate of Iowa
State University where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees. He is
also a graduate of the inaugural (2014) class of LeadershipITE, is a founding
member and past-president of the Iowa Central Chapter of ITE (ICITE),
and is the immediate past president on the Board of Direction for the
Missouri Valley Section of ITE (MOVITE). Andy is actively involved in ITE's
Advocacy Committee and assists on the Vision Zero Steering Committee.

Jason Crawford, P.E. (F)
Coordinating Council Chair
Jason Crawford is the Research Engineer and
Division Head for the Research & Implementation
Division in the Transportation Operations Group
at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).
He manages business operations and development
in the Arlington, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio,
and Waco, Texas offices.
Over his 29-year career at TTI he has developed
a diverse research portfolio. He works in the areas of transportation/air
quality, metropolitan and statewide transportation planning, traffic monitoring, traffic operations, managed lanes, safety, work zones, construction,
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nation. He is currently the mobility coordinator for the Texas Department
of Transportation's (TxDOT) I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project, SH 360
Widening Project, and I-820 East Loop Project. In this role he coordinates
and liaisons construction impacts with adjacent businesses, four major
entertainment venues, an international airport, a transit district, two
TxDOT districts, the metropolitan planning organization, and two cities.
Jason served ITE as the Greater Fort Worth Section president, Texas District president, and the Texas District Director to the International Board of
Direction. He is a LeadershipITE graduate from the inaugural class of 2014.

Abbas Mohaddes, P.E. (F)
Industry Council Chair
Abbas is president and COO of Econolite, an
industry leader in traffic management products and
services. He has more than 30 years of experience in
the application of technology in transportation
systems, including traffic management, communication, traveler information, systems integration,
and transit. He is a recognized expert in ITS, and
has completed more than 70 publications and
presentations at industry organizations around the world.
After serving the City of Dallas, Texas as a traffic engineer, and
several years of consulting practice, he co-founded Meyer, Mohaddes
Associates in 1991 in Los Angeles, a firm focused on application of technology in traffic management and systems planning, which later merged
with Iteris where he served as CEO until 2015.
He is a founding member and past chairman of ITS America, past
chair of the ITS America Leadership Circle, member of the Transportation
Research Board (TRB), and past member of the TRB Executive Committee.
He is currently chair of the board of trustees of the Mineta Transportation
Institute. He is a Fellow and serves as chair of the Industry Council for ITE
and member of the University of California Irvine, Chancellor's CEO Roundtable. He is an executive committee member of CATS, founded by AASHTO,
ITSA, and ITE, focused on connected and automated vehicle activities.



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