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  • Amir Rizavi

    As Director of Transportation Systems, Amir Rizavi, PE, ENV SP manages and oversees VHB’s transportation operations for New York City and NJ. Amir received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from VJTI, Mumbai (India), and his Master’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is experienced in the management and performance of traffic engineering services for planning, design, and development studies. He has worked on a wide range of single- and mixed-use development studies in New York City, including the management of transportation impact analyses pursuant to CEQR and SEQRA. Amir is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional, and a frequent speaker and presenter on transportation issues at industry conferences and events. He has received several ITE accolades over the years, and was a member of the inaugural Class of LeadershipITE. He currently serves as Chair of the ITE Transportation Consultants Council, and as Section Director for the ITE Met Section of NY & NJ.

  • Jeff Gerken

    Jeff Gerken leads a team of highly skilled engineers and technicians providing Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) services to public sector clients. He co‐founded Albeck Gerken,Inc. in 2000 and has steadily grown the firm to be specialists in traffic signal operations supporting arterial management programs. Jeff spent 23 years in the military in various roles including submarine nuclear power plant operations, navy diver, and Civil Engineer Corps officer assigned to the Seabees.

  • Karyn Robles, AICP

    Karyn Robles is the Director of Transportation for the Village of Schaumburg, Illinois, a suburban community located northwest of Chicago. She received a B.A. from Miami University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Ms. Robles has over 14 years of municipal transportation planning experience, and in her current role is responsible for managing the Village’s transportation network including oversight of the Village’s roadway planning efforts including leading investigation of new transportation improvements, technologies and funding opportunities as well as management of the municipal airport and helistop, transit and bikeways programs. Prior to joining the Village of Schaumburg, Ms. Robles worked for the City of Naperville, Illinois and the City of Carmel, Indiana.

  • Stacey McPeak

    Stacey M. McPeak, CPA serves as Treasurer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Pennoni. Stacey is responsible for implementing and managing the financial reporting system that supplies Pennoni management with timely and reliable information necessary to make sound business decisions. Stacey has extensive experience in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Administration of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP), and manages banking relationships including credit line negotiations. She joined Pennoni Associates in 1991, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with six years public accounting experience prior to joining Pennoni. Stacey earned her BS in Accounting and MS in Taxation from Widener University.

  • Nelson Shaffer

    Nelson J. Shaffer serves as Executive Vice President and Regional Vice President in our Winter Haven, FL office. As Regional Vice President, he is responsible for the operations of our five offices in Florida.

    He also served as Chief Administrative Officer from 2011 to 2016 where he was responsible for all the administrative support for eight technologies and all Pennoni offices. Prior to being CAO, he served for eight years as Chief Operating Officer and Office Principal for Philadelphia, PA. Nelson joined the firm in 1979 and previously served as Senior Vice President and Transportation Technology Principal. Nelson was one of the two original staff members responsible for the creation of the Transportation Technology at Pennoni. He has experience in transportation project management and organizational management.

    His technical expertise includes significant experience in traffic planning and engineering. Specific areas of expertise include planning, parking, traffic impact, pedestrian planning, mass transit, traffic volume and bicycle planning studies, traffic signal design, transportation system management, comprehensive transportation planning, and economic impact studies for governmental and private industry clients.

    Nelson is familiar with various Departments of Transportation and other transportation agencies’ design regulations and contract procedures as well as local and federal guidelines for transportation related requirements.

February 22, 2018
Thu 3:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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