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Appendix A Panel Members

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Karl A. Burkett, P.E. (Panel Co-Chair, AASHTO), is currently the Senior Lighting Design Engineer with the Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT). Mr. Burkett has been with TX DOT since 1980. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers as well as the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Burkett is Chairman of the AASHTO Task Force for Roadway Lighting and a member of two panels of lighting experts for the National Academy of Sciences Cooperative Highway Research Program research projects. He is also a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), President of the IESNA Texas Capitol Section (Austin, TX), member of IESNA Roadway Lighting Committee and several sub-committees, and Project Director of several TX DOT research projects, including "Evaluation of Roadway Lighting Systems Designed by Small Target Visibility (STV) Methods." Mr. Burkett received the IESNA Roadway Lighting Committee's Roadway Lighting Design Award in 1998. He holds a BSEE degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dale E. Wilken (Panel Co-Chair, FHWA) is the Director of the FHWA's Eastern Resource Center located in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Wilken directs a staff of technical and program specialists who are responsible for providing technical assistance, training, and deployment of new technology relating to roadway and structure planning, design, and construction to FHWA Division (State) offices and State Departments of Transportation in 15 mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. Mr. Wilken and his staff also provide these services to metropolitan planning organizations, local transportation agencies, and other customers in these States. In addition, Mr. Wilken supervises the Division Administrators who head the 15 mid-Atlantic and Northeastern Division Offices. Mr. Wilken has previously served as Regional Administrator in Chicago and Division Administrator in Salem, Oregon, as well as Chief of the Environmental Review Branch, FHWA Headquarters, in Washington, D.C. While serving in the Montana Division, his responsibilities included review of highway and structural lighting plans and proposals. Mr. Wilken is a graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. (Mr. Wilken retired from the FHWA in January 2001.)

Balu Ananthanarayanan, P.E., is the State Electrical Engineer for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in Madison, Wisconsin. He is currently responsible for the development of Electrical Engineering Policy and Illumination standards for the design, operation, and maintenance of all Wisconsin DOT electrical installations. Mr. Ananthanarayanan has over 26 years of experience as a practicing Electrical Engineer, and he is a member of several national transportation organizations. He is the Wisconsin DOT's representative to the AASHTO Task Force on Roadway Lighting and also the Task Force's secretary. Mr. Ananthanarayanan has been an active participant on several NCHRP project panels as well as on TRB panels and is a past Chair of the Roadway Lighting Committee of the IESNA. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, with an Electrical Engineering degree, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and Arizona.

John Arens is the manager of the Photometric and Visibility Laboratory of the FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Arens conducts and is responsible for photometric and colorimetric material evaluations used for signing and marking of roadways. He is also responsible for lighting criteria applicable to roads, tunnels, signs, and rest areas, as they pertain to federally financed roadways. Mr. Arens previously worked for the Lighting Division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 22 years as a test engineer, design engineer, and marketing engineer and for FHWA for 25 years as a lighting engineer and in lighting/visibility-related research. He has been a member of the IESNA since 1958, and he has been active on the Roadway Lighting, the Testing Procedures, and the Papers Committees. He is a past President of both the Capitol Section (Washington D.C.) and the Cleveland Section. He is a member of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), Divisions 2 and 4, the Council for Optical and Radiation Measurements (CORM), the Visibility Committee of the Transportation Research Council, and the AASHTO Task Force responsible for rewriting An Informational Guide for Roadway Lighting. Mr. Arens is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. (Mr. Arens retired from the FHWA in 2000.)

Patrick Hasson is the Safety Team Leader in the FHWA Midwestern Resource Center in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Mr. Hasson provides safety-related technical assistance and advice to FHWA Division Offices, State DOTs, and other transport organizations and officials in the 10 Midwestern States. He also manages and/or provides technical support for a variety of regional, national, and international programs and activities. He is currently the coordinator for the national Stop Red Light Running Program. Mr. Hasson spent 2 years in the Road Transport Research Program at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France, where he was involved in a variety of international research projects focused on safety, infrastructure, and transport operations. He is a member of the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) and participates in safety committees with the ITE and the Transportation Research Board. Mr. Hasson holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MS in Engineering from Cornell University.

Jim Havard (Report Facilitator) is one of the principals in LITES, a lighting and information consulting business. He has been involved in all phases of the illumination industry for more than 35 years. His work has included product conception, design, manufacturing, marketing, and application engineering. Mr. Havard is active on the ANSI C136 Committee, where he is the retiring Committee Secretary, and on the IESNA Roadway Lighting Committee, where he is the current Committee Secretary. Mr. Havard is also a member of the Sign Lighting, Tunnel and Standard Practice Subcommittees, and he is the CIE Div. 4 Deputy Representative and is a member of the Visibility Design for Roadway Lighting, and Tunnel Lighting Technical Committees. Mr. Havard is the USNC-IEC, retiring Deputy Technical Representative and Past-President of the IESNA, Street & Area Lighting Committee. He was the Chairman of the Standard Practice Subcommittee that authored the latest revision to RP-8 American National Standard Practice for Roadway Lighting and was also a member of the Visibility Taskforce that researched visibility on U.S. roadways.

Paul J. Lutkevich, P.E., is currently the Chair of the Illuminating Engineering Society's Tunnel Lighting Sub-Committee as well as the incoming Chair for the Roadway Lighting Committee. He is also an active member of the Commission Internationale De L'Eclairage (International Committee on Illumination). Mr. Lutkevich is a Senior Supervising Engineer for Parsons Brinckerhoff in Boston, Massachusetts. Over the past 18 years, Mr. Lutkevich has been involved in the design of more than $200 million of lighting systems for roads and tunnels throughout North America. This includes Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project, which consists of 161 lane miles of roadway, half of which is in tunnels. He has received awards for his work, including an International Illuminating Design Award for the lighting modernization of Boston's Callahan Tunnel. That lighting system, the first of its kind, is the world's largest light-guide installation. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in several States. Mr. Lutkevich is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Jeff Unick, P.E., is a highway lighting designer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Unick is Chief of the Highway Lighting Section in the Bureau of Design. His section provides all of the design, construction, and maintenance expertise for roadway lighting in the DOT. Typical lighting projects include roadway interchanges, tunnels, bridges, roadside rest areas, park and ride areas, and pedestrian ways. He is a member of the AASHTO Task Force on Roadway Lighting and a member of the IESNA. Mr. Unick has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.

C. Paul Watson, P.E., is the State Electrical Engineer in the Design Bureau of the Alabama DOT (ALDOT) in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Watson currently directs the preparation of plans for roadway, bridge and tunnel lighting, traffic signals, and Automated Traffic Management Systems (ATMS). His current projects include a $40 million ATMS for the Jefferson/Shelby County Metro area, lighting of a high-speed fly-over ramp interchange on I-459, and several coordinated traffic signal system projects. Prior to his current assignment, he was instrumental in development of a lighting pole foundation and wiring system to meet the requirements of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the IESNA Roadway Lighting Committee (RLC). He currently serves as chairman of the RLC Standard Practice Sub-Committee and is a member of the AASHTO Joint Task Force on Roadway Lighting. Mr. Watson is co-author of a chapter on Roadway Lighting in McGraw-Hill's Highway Engineering Handbook and of Section 3 of the FHWA Publication FHWA-HI-97-026, Design Construction and Maintenance of Highway Safety Features and Appurtenances (NHI Course No.38034). Mr. Watson holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

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