U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
(Information current at time of publication.)
John P. Campbell (AASHTO Cochair)
Director, Right-of-Way Division
Texas Department of Transportation
118 East Riverside Dr.
PO Box 5075
Austin, TX 78763-5075
Telephone: (512) 416-2918 or 2901
Fax: (512) 416-2909
Gerald L. Solomon (FHWA Cochair)
Director, Office of Real Estate Services
Federal Highway Administration
HEPR-1, Room E76-304
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590-9898
Telephone: (202) 366-2037
Fax: (202) 366-3713
Gary C. Fawver
Environmental Quality Assurance Division
Bureau of Design
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
400 North St., 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0094
PO Box 3790
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3790
Telephone: (717) 787-1024
Fax: (717) 772-0834
G. Raymond Lorello
Utility & Railroad Program Manager
Office of Real Estate
Ohio Department of Transportation
1980 West Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43223
Telephone: (614) 466-2279
Fax: (614) 466-0158
Daniel M. Mathis
Federal Highway Administration
Washington Division, HDA-WA
711 South Capitol Way, Suite 501
Olympia, WA 98501-1284
Telephone: (360) 753-9413
Fax: (360) 753-9889
Cesar Quiroga, Ph.D. (Report Facilitator)
Manager, Infrastructure Management Program
Texas Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3500 NW Loop 410, Suite 315
San Antonio, TX 78229
Telephone: (210) 731-9938, Ext. 28
Fax: (210) 731-8904
Chief, Division of Right-of-Way and Land Surveys
California Department of Transportation
PO Box 942874
1120 N St., MS 37
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 654-5075
Fax: (916) 653-8762
Bernard J. Ward
Right-of-Way Division Manager, Vice President
2056 Vista Parkway, Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6734
Telephone: (561) 689-7275
Fax: (561) 689-3884
Jeffrey A. Zaharewicz
Value Engineering Program Manager
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Infrastructure
HIPA-20, Room E73-451
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590-9898
Telephone: (202) 493-0520
Fax: (202) 366-3988
Nicholas M. Zembillas
TBE Group Inc.
380 Park Place Blvd., Suite 300
Clearwater, FL 33759
Telephone: (727) 431-1696
John P. Campbell (AASHTO cochair) is chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Right-of-Way and Utilities and director of the Right-of-Way Division of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). He oversees the department's efforts in acquiring rightof- way for highway construction, providing relocation assistance and payments, controlling outdoor advertising along highways, and coordinating utility adjustments. He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984. Campbell earned his master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1992. He is a 1999 graduate of the Governor's Executive Development Program at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Campbell began his career in TxDOT's Dallas District as the right-of-way utility coordinator in 1989. Moving to Austin in 1993, he supervised the Right-of-Way Division's Utility Section. Two years later, he became the division's Engineering Section director. Campbell became director of the Right-of-Way Division in 1999. Before TxDOT, Campbell worked in the private sector in Dallas as an excavation and utility construction contractor and a contract manager for a design consulting firm. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and holds the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) senior designation of SR/WA. He is a certified IRWA course facilitator and a member of IRWA Chapter 74 in Austin.
Gerry L. Solomon (FHWA cochair) is director of FHWA's Office of Real Estate Services, where he is responsible for developing polices and providing management direction for nationwide programs on right-of-way acquisition, relocation assistance, property management, corridor preservation, and related aspects of the Federal and Federal-aid highway programs. Solomon has a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, a law degree from the University of Miami, and a master's in public administration from Suffolk University School of Management. In 25-plus years of legal and policy work in the public and private sectors, he has concentrated on contracts, real estate, and transportation. After time in a private litigation practice, Solomon held various positions in the Massachusetts Office of General Counsel of the Division of Capital Planning and Operation. In this office, he was responsible for issues associated with construction of state capital facilities and disposition of state surplus property. In 1993, he joined the Massachusetts Highway Department as manager of right-of-way for the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project. In 1997, he became director of the agency's Right-of-Way Bureau, a position he held until coming to FHWA in 2006. Solomon is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and is a member of the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Eminent Domain and Land Use.
Gary C. Fawver is the division chief for the Environmental Quality Assurance Division at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Fawver directs the Environmental Quality Assurance Division, where he is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of PennDOT environmental policy and procedures. Before that, Fawver was chief of PennDOT's Utilities and Right-of- Way Section for 8 years. He has a bachelor's degree in transportation technology from Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and serves on the technical committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers Standard 38-02, Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data.
G. Raymond Lorello is the statewide utility and railroad program manager for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Lorello's responsibilities include statewide support for the network of 12 district utility coordinators, who are involved in utility relocation in the State's $2 billion annual highway construction program. Additional responsibilities include the review and approval of utility relocation plans and reimbursement eligibility, coordination of highway construction that impacts the State's railroads, including an aggressive $200 million Rail-Grade Separation Program, and supervision of a staff of three who share responsibility for this activity. Lorello has been with ODOT for more than 10 years and has nearly 35 years of experience in government and private sector interaction in the areas of economic development, utilities, and airport operations. He studied business administration at the University of Dayton, organization management at the University of Notre Dame, and is a graduate of the George V. Voinovich Institute for Public Strategy at Ohio University. Lorello is a member of several ODOT committees charged with creating processes for improving the efficiency of utility relocation in highway construction projects and railroad coordination.
Daniel (Dan) M. Mathis is the division administrator for FHWA's Washington Division in Olympia, WA. As the top FHWA official in Washington State, Mathis is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction in the delivery of the $600 million annual Federal-aid highway program in Washington. This includes ensuring that appropriate right-of-way and utility procedures are used for highway projects. Mathis was a participant in the U.S. scan on right-of-way and utilities (NCHRP 20-68 (01)) in July 2006. He has held various positions with FHWA in California, Illinois, Iowa, and Washington, DC, where he was involved in right-of-way and utility issues as part of highway projects. Mathis earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in California and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Dr. Cesar Quiroga (report facilitator) is a research engineer at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), where he is program manager of the Infrastructure Management Program. His research and professional interests are in the areas of transportation infrastructure management and transportation operations. He has been particularly involved in utility and right-of-way topics, including data inventory, utility permitting, utility relocation costs, and construction specifications. Before joining TTI in 1998, he was a research associate at the Remote Sensing and Image Processing Laboratory at Louisiana State University. He also worked in the private sector as a consultant. He has a master's degree in civil engineering and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the Colombian School of Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Louisiana and is active in several organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Research Board.
Bimla Rhinehart is the division chief for the Division of Right-of-Way and Land Survey for the California Department of Transportation. She is responsible for managing the statewide program for right-of-way acquisitions, real property services, surveying, and right-of-way engineering in support of the agency's purpose, mission, vision, and goals. Rhinehart has worked in all functional areas of right-of-way, both in the urban and rural districts and in headquarters, and has been instrumental in streamlining project delivery and process improvement efforts. She was the team leader in developing and implementing a process for preproject mitigation. In addition to her right-of-way experience, Rhinehart has held various management positions in project management, legislative and external affairs, and budgets. In these positions, she developed a broad understanding of the various transportation programs and policies in California. Rhinehart graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting. She is a member of Women in Transportation and the International Right of Way Association.
Bernard (Ben) J. Ward is right-of-way division manager and vice president of PBS&J in West Palm Beach, FL. Ward joined PBS&J in 1990. PBS&J provides right-of-way project planning, project development, surveying and mapping, utility relocation design and coordination, land acquisition and relocation assistance production services, information-database technologies, and program management. Ward's responsibilities include management of 45 staff members in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina; production oversight; and business development throughout the United States. He serves as the national liaison for all firm right-of-way activities. Ward has been active in several right-of-way organizations, including the International Right of Way Association, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, and Right of Way Consultants Council. Key transportation project roles have included senior acquisition and relocation agent, project manager, program manager and quality assurance officer. He has served on or supervised projects in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Ward earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Iowa in 1982.
Jeffrey A. Zaharewicz is the Value Engineering and Utilities Program manager in FHWA's Office of Infrastructure in Washington, DC. He is responsible for providing technical direction and support for initiatives aimed at improving the relocation and accommodation of utility facilities on highway rights-of-way and advancing innovative utility engineering practices. His responsibilities also include developing, interpreting, and applying Federal legislative requirements and agency policies. Before joining the Office of Infrastructure in 2007, he worked for the Office of Federal Lands Highway for 17 years. He has experience in areas ranging from highway design to architecture-engineering and construction procurement to program management. Zaharewicz holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Nicholas M. Zembillas is senior vice president of the Utility Division and principal of TBE Group, Inc. (TBE). Zembillas joined TBE as director of utility engineering in 1992. He provides leadership and management for 35 national branch offices and a joint venture in Canada, which provide subsurface utility engineering (SUE), utility design and engineering, utility negotiation, and surveying and mapping services to private and public utilities, government agencies, and consulting firms. Before joining TBE, Zembillas worked for the Florida Department of Transportation as district utility engineer for District VII for 15 years. Zembillas serves as a technical advisor on SUE technology to numerous Federal and State agencies, and provides training and lectures on SUE internationally. Zembillas is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Standards Committee and is on the board of directors of the National Utility Locating Contractors Association. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and associations and has written numerous articles for publication in technical journals. His other professional affiliations include the American Society of Highway Engineers, American Public Works Association, American Water Works Association, Florida Engineering Society, Florida Transportation Builders' Association, Florida Utilities Coordination Committee, International Right of Way Association, National Highway and Utility Committee, National Utility Contractors Association, and Society of American Military Engineers. Zembillas earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Westmar College in 1977.
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