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.
Wilson Wong has over 21 years of experience in project management and structural and bridge engineering, and has provided design services for TxDOT, toll road authorities, local municipalities, and private sector clients. Wilson’s design experience encompasses major freeway direct connector design, urban and rural overpass and creek crossings, bridge geometrics, feasibility studies, MSE/cast-in-place/drilled shaft/ steel sheet piling retaining wall designs, tolling facilities and drainage structures.
Tom Morris has extensive experience in municipal and urban design planning, design and construction for thoroughfares, streets, streetscape, and utilities. Tom’s work includes management of alternative concepts and incorporation of context sensitive and LID design. Tom was actively involved with the NCTCOG, Sustainable Public Right-of-Way committee and the NCTCOG task force to draft updates for their 5th edition manual of Standards for Public Works Construction. With over 29 years of municipal experience, he has extensive knowledge of state and local practices and regulations. Tom has vast experience managing paving, drainage, water and wastewater main replacement, streetscape and complete street projects.
Charles L. Wall has over 20 years of aviation expertise at mid and large sized airports throughout the US. He has worked at some of the busiest airports in the world, including Denver International Airport, Chicago O'Hare Airport, Dallas Love Field, Harrisburg International Airport, and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where he served as a Quality Assurance Manager and a Project Manager. Most recently, he served as the Senior Manager of Capital Planning, Development and Construction for both the Regional and General Aviation Airport for the Shreveport Airport Authority. He has also served as Project Manager for the American Airlines Corporate Hospitality Complex project in Fort Worth, Texas. Charles is currently a mentor for the University of North Texas Professional Mentorship Program and serves on the Southern University Aerospace Technology Program Advisory Committee.
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.