Shakeel Ahmed has over 25 years of experience in the transportation industry. As a former employee of the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), moving from Design Manager to senior Project Manager, Shakeel has managed the development of projects from schematic to the final construction documents, ranging from municipal projects to billion-dollar Design-Build projects. Shakeel served as the 2011 Director of Emergency Preparedness for the Dallas Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and the 2012 Director of Programs. He also serves on the Collin County Social Services Committee, which supports the welfare of victims of domestic violence.
Larry Redden has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering. He has extensive experience in transportation planning and design for highways, streets, general civil site development, and utilities. Larry’s work includes management of alternatives analyses, schematic and geometric design, high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities, hydraulic studies, and transportation planning studies. He has also been involved in the preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, including environmental assessments (EAs). As a project manager, Larry has significant expertise in planning and design of roadways with historical and environmental constraints. Larry is a former board member of the History and Science Museum and volunteers for the Special Olympics and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Joe Tabone is a senior financial executive and Certified Public Accountant with over 21 years’ experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing, and financial management. His financial experience includes general contracting, heavy civil construction, steel erection, federal government contracting, specialty chemicals, commodity chemicals, paper, and packaging. His specialties include traditional bank financing, asset-based financing, insurance and risk management, surety bond programs, acquisitions, merger integration, early-stage startups, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), system conversions, profitability improvement, process improvement, and Six Sigma.
Jim Reiser is a supervising engineer with over 33 years of experience in transportation, including project management, design, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) reviews for the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E), construction support, construction bid document preparation, Design-Build and alternative delivery experience. He has completed projects for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), municipalities, and the private sector. He is committed to helping clients succeed through design innovation, attention to detail, schedule adherence, and robust quality control.
Biswajit Mukhopadhyay has over 29 years of experience and specializes in hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, and water resource engineering and planning. He has worked at local, state, national, and international levels. He has completed projects for various cities, state and federal governmental agencies, and international lending organizations. As a project manager, Biswajit has extensive experience in planning and design of projects in the area of flood risk reduction and flood risk management, stream bank and bed erosion and sedimentation control, river engineering, urban hydrology, and drainage improvements for site developments and transportation engineering. Biswajit has published more than 50 technical papers in peer-reviewed international journals and has contributed two chapters to "Handbook of Applied Hydrology" (McGraw-Hill, 2016).
Darryl Boyd began his civil engineering career with the Southwest District Corps of Engineers (COE) in 1981, designing Air Force and Army projects across the five-state region. He left the COE to join the staff of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), where he became a senior project manager and served for over 12 years before becoming an aviation consultant in 2000. His 30 years of aviation experience has involved implementing projects to support the strategic growth and business plans of airports across the country. Darryl has been responsible for programming efforts including planning, budgeting, funding, and scheduling of projects; management of consultant, sub consultant, and staff project teams; production of construction documents; project bidding; engineering support and construction management during construction; and contract/grant closeout. He offers a unique blend of client and consultant experience.
Frank Cox has over 24 years of experience in the transportation industry. His experience includes schematic design and preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) for roadway and drainage improvement projects, including geometric roadway design, drainage analysis and design, utility relocations, and traffic control plans. He has designed numerous rural and urban design projects for various cities, counties, and districts for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). He spent the first 10 years of his career with TxDOT in the Brownwood District. In the District Office, he reviewed plans, prepared PS&E, and was the District Drainage and Pavement Engineer. In the Brownwood Area Office, he prepared PS&E and inspected projects. He has particular expertise in roadway design, hydrologic and hydraulic design for culverts and storm sewer, and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) aspects of projects, including technical design and peer reviews.
Jennifer Nelson-Smith has over 10 years of experience with technical reports, public involvement, coordination, and marketing in multiple sectors. Experience includes review of technical reports, proposal compilation, press releases, newsletters, public announcements, communication updates, in-person and electronic coordination, public speaking, event planning, and client updates. Jennifer served as the 2012 and 2013 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Dallas Young Member Chair and the 2012 Assistant Secretary. She has over 10 years of volunteer experience between the International Student Exchange and Mississippi State University Foreign Students Program, aiding in event planning, public announcements, relationship development, language enhancement, and coordination between the international students and other organizations and/or people.