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Appendix B: Scan Team

Carlos M. Braceras (AASHTO Cochair)
Deputy Director
Utah Department of Transportation 4501 South 2700 West, Box 141250
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1250 Telephone: (801) 965-4030
Fax: (801) 965-4338
E-mail: cbraceras@utah.gov

Robert F. Tally, Jr. (FHWA Cochair) Division Administrator
Federal Highway Administration Indiana Division
575 North Pennsylvania St., Room 254 Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 226-7476
Fax: (317) 226-7341
E-mail: robert.tally@dot.gov

Gordon D. Proctor (Report Facilitator) President
Gordon Proctor & Associates, Inc.
7825 Wiltshire Dr.
Dublin, OH 43016
Telephone: (614) 313-6421
Fax: (614) 733-6001
E-mail: goproctor@wowway.com

Daniela Bremmer
Director, Strategic Assessment
Strategic Planning and Programming
MS: 47374, Room 1A6
Washington State Department of Transportation
310 Maple Park Ave. SE
Olympia, WA
PO Box 47370
Olympia, WA 98504-7370
Telephone: (360) 705-7953
Fax: (360) 705-6911
E-mail: bremmed@wsdot.wa.gov

Leon E. Hank
Chief Administrative Officer
Michigan Department of Transportation 425 W. Ottawa
PO Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone: (517) 241-2674 or
(517) 373-2114
Fax: (517) 373-6457
E-mail: hankl@michigan.gov

Jane D. Hayse
Chief, Transportation Planning Division Atlanta Regional Commission
40 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 463-3265
Fax: (404) 463-3254
E-mail: jhayse@atlantaregional.com

Anthony (Tony) R. Kane
Director, Engineering and Technical Services
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
444 North Capitol St. NW, Suite 249 Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 624-5812
Fax: (202) 624-5469
E-mail: akane@aashto.org

Kristine L. Leiphart
Deputy Associate Administrator/Deputy CFO
Federal Transit Administration
Office of Budget and Policy
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room E52-328
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-2018
Fax: (202) 366-7989
E-mail: kristine.leiphart@dot.gov

James (Jim) W. March
Acting Director
Office of Transportation Policy Studies, Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-9237
Fax: (202) 366-3297
E-mail: jim.march@dot.gov

Steven M. Pickrell
Senior Vice President and Manager Transportation Planning and Management Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
555 12th St., Suite 1600
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: (510) 873-8700
Fax: (510) 873-8701
E-mail: spickrell@camsys.com

J. Woody Stanley
Team Leader
Strategic Initiatives Team
Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs Federal Highway Administration
HPTS, Room E83-123
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-9070
Fax: (202) 366-3590
E-mail: woody.stanley@dot.gov

Jenne van der Velde
Strategic Advisor, Asset Management Rijkswaterstaat Centre for Transport and Navigation
Van der Burghweg 1
2628 CS Delft, The Netherlands Telephone: 011+ 31 615 879 679
E-mail: jenne.vander.velde@rws.nl

Connie P. Yew
Stewardship/Oversight Team Leader Office of Infrastructure
Federal Highway Administration
HIPA-40, Room E73-426
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-1078
Fax: (202) 366-3988
E-mail: connie.yew@dot.gov

 

 


Biographic Sketches

Carlos M. Braceras (AASHTO cochair) is the deputy director and chief engineer for the Utah Department of Transportation (DOT) in Salt Lake City, UT. Braceras is responsible for an agency of 1,800 employees with responsibility for planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the 6,000-mile (9,656-kilometer) State system of roads and bridges. He is responsible for the department budget of about $1.5 billion per year. Using performance measures and targets to demonstrate accountability, Braceras works closely with State legislators to advance legislation and budgets to fulfill the department mission. Braceras leads a small team to develop the department's strategic plan, which uses performance measures to communicate the department's goals and results for the preceding year. Braceras has served with the Utah DOT for more than 22 years. He has a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Vermont and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah. He is a licensed professional engineer in Utah. He serves as the secretary-treasurer for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and on several technical committees for AASHTO and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Robert F. Tally, Jr. (FHWA cochair) is the division administrator for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Indiana Division in Indianapolis, IN. Tally leads a multidisciplinary staff that delivers a $900 million federally funded transportation program in Indiana. He works with State, local, and private sector representatives to ensure that Federal funds are used effectively and efficiently to meet a set of performance expectations. He was instrumental in helping Indiana position itself to be able to lease the Indiana Toll Road for $3.85 billion in 2006.

Before his current position, Tally served as the assistant division administrator in the FHWA Texas Division. In this capacity, he managed significant transportation projects, including public-private partnerships in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, that linked performance and accountability to revenue generation. He also served as a district engineer in the FHWA California Division, where he managed complex highway projects such as the San Francisco Bay Bridge project, which was funded through toll increases. Tally has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina. He serves on a number of FHWA leadership advisory groups, chairs the FHWA Division Administrators'Council, and is a member of the FHWA Senior Leadership Team.

Gordon D. Proctor (report facilitator) is the president of Gordon Proctor & Associates, Inc. His firm has conducted research on performance measures for the National Cooperative Freight Research Program, Strategic Highway Research Program, and National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). In addition, he regularly lectures on performance management at the National Transportation Leadership Institute, the premier management training program for senior transportation officials in the United States. For 8 years, he was director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, where he led development of a comprehensive performance management system. The Ohio DOT's use of performance measures has served as a case study for several national research efforts. He holds a master's degree in public administration from Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University. He has been active in AASHTO and TRB and serves as an oncall task order consultant for FHWA.

Daniela Bremmer is the director of strategic assessment at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). She is responsible for the agency's strategic planning, performance management, and system performance analysis functions and develops WSDOT's performance reports, such as the Gray Notebook. She is a nationally recognized expert on performance measurement and a frequent conference speaker, lecturer, and published author on the topic. Bremmer has a bachelor's degree in business and computer science and a master's degree in public administration from Evergreen State College in Washington. Bremmer chairs the TRB Performance Measurement Committee, leads the AASHTO Standing Committee on Highway Operations Measurement Task Force, and serves on AASHTO's Standing Committee on Performance Management and other TRB committees and research panels.

Leon E. Hank is the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) chief administrative officer, overseeing the Bureaus of Finance and Administration, Transportation Planning, and Aeronautics and Freight Services and the operations of the International Bridge. He is also responsible for development and oversight of MDOT's $3.4 billion budget. Before his appointment in 2002, Hank directed the Office of Financial Management for the Michigan State Budget Office. He served as the State's financial controller, responsible for publishing the State's financial statements and processing payroll for 64,000 employees. A licensed certified public accountant, Hank's career spans 33 years, including various finance and technology positions in five State departments. He earned a master's degree in business dministration from Michigan State University and a finance degree from Central Michigan University. Hank chaired the National Association of State Controllers Committee on Accounting and Financial Reporting for 3 years. As a member of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Team, he made four trips to Asia and Africa to teach economic development and government regulation classes to the governments of 25 developing nations.

Jane D. Hayse is the chief of transportation planning for the Atlanta Regional Commission, the multidisciplinary planning agency for metropolitan Atlanta. Since 1998, she has led all transportation planning functions, which include development of the region's long-range transportation plan, short-range programming, travel demand modeling, air quality analysis, and public outreach. In the most recent plan update, an extensive project prioritization methodology was developed to address congestion mitigation, environmental concerns, safety, and regional development goals for highway and transit projects. Hayse also initiated a corridor management program, local government comprehensive transportation plan program, and freight mobility program, all of which include transportation and land use linkages. She spearheaded creation of a regional thoroughfare plan and assisted in the creation of a regional Transit Implementation Board in her agency to coordinate various transit operators'needs. She has a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina and a master's degree in urban and regional planning from Florida State University. She is involved in several national efforts, such as NCHRP Report 594, Guidebook for Integrating Freight into Transportation Planning and Project Selection Processes, and NCHRP Project Panel 20-24, Implications for Transportation of a Conformity-Style Approach to Reduce Greenhouse Gases. Hayse is also a member of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations'policy committee.

Dr. Anthony (Tony) R. Kane is the director of Engineering and Technical Services for AASHTO. Kane oversees all highway-related technical activities of AASHTO and is the staff liaison to the State department of transportation chief executive officers and the new Standing Committee on Performance Management. In the past, he was the executive director of FHWA, where he championed performance accountability through corporate and program outcome measurements. Kane has a doctorate in business administration from George Washington University, a master's degree in transportation from Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He serves on many boards, including two universities, the International Road Federation and World Road Association (PIARC), and three TRB committees related to the scan topic.

Dr. Kristine L. Leiphart is the deputy associate administrator and deputy chief financial Officer (CFO) for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Serving as an advisor to the administrator on CFO issues, she manages a staff of 54 people who work for the Offices of Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Policy, Budget, Financial Management, and Financial Systems. Her office is responsible for producing FTA's Annual Performance Plan and a quarterly performance report for the agency called Transit Trends. She is responsible for the transit-related information reported in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Performance and Accountability Report and FHWA's Conditions and Performance Report. Before joining FTA in 2006, Leiphart worked for the U.S. DOT's Office of the Secretary, where she was the principal for the Performance and Accountability Report, which ranked first among 24 Federal agencies for several years. She was the author of the "Safety" chapter of the Conditions and Performance Report when she worked for FHWA's Office of Safety in 2002 and 2003. Leiphart has bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern University and a doctorate degree from the School of Urban Planning at the University of Illinois. She is a member of the TRB Committee on Performance Measurement.

James ( Jim) March is acting director of the Office of Transportation Policy Studies in the FHWA Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs. March leads FHWA efforts to develop a framework for a performance-based Federal-aid highway program. Throughout his career, March has worked on or directed studies to examine various aspects of transportation system performance, including the biennial report to the U.S. Congress on the conditions and performance of U.S. highway and transit systems. March has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia and completed course work for a master's degree in transportation engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has served on several committees of TRB, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and AASHTO and is the liaison to AASHTO's new Standing Committee on Performance Management.

Steven M. Pickrell is a senior vice president of Cambridge Systematics and national manager of the firm's transportation planning and management business line. He has more than 25 years of transportation consulting experience with emphasis on performance measurement for planning and programming at the State and regional levels. He was principal investigator for NCHRP Project 8-32(2) and primary author of resulting NCHRP Report 446, A Guidebook for Performance-Based Transportation Planning (2000), and principal investigator for NCHRP Project 7-15 and primary author of resulting NCHRP Report 618, Cost-Effective Performance Measures for Travel Time Delay, Variation, and Reliability (2008). He was project manager or consultant lead for several multimodal statewide transportation plans incorporating performance measures into project evaluation and prioritization, including MoveAZ (Arizona Department of Transportation) and the 2006 Oregon Transportation Plan. He helped develop performance-based programming and management systems for the Oregon Department of Transportation Highway Division, Montana Department of Transportation, Colorado Department of Transportation, and others. He contributed to and did peer evaluations of performancebased project prioritization methods for regional transportation planning agencies, including the Southern California Association of Governments, Santa Clara County Congestion Management Agency, and East-West Gateway Council of Governments. He coauthored Use of Performance Measures in Transportation Decisionmaking (TRB, 2000) and Linking Performance-Based Program Development and Delivery (TRB, 2004).

Dr. J. Woody Stanley is the acting leader of the Strategic Initiatives Team in the FHWA Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs in Washington, DC. He leads FHWA's strategic and performance-based planning efforts and plays a central coordinating role in agency performance measurement, performance budgeting, and reporting activities. He has worked at the U.S. DOT since 1995 and before joining FHWA in 2001 held similar positions in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Stanley has master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of North Carolina, a master's degree in business administration from Duke University, and a doctor of public administration degree from the University of Southern California. He is an American Society for Quality certified quality manager and a member of several professional societies.

Jenne van der Velde has worked as the senior strategic advisor for asset management for the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works, and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) since 2009. Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the performance, maintenance, and safety of 3,260 kilometers (2,000 miles) of highways, 1,686 kilometers (1,000 miles) of waterways, and 65,250 square kilometers (25,500 square miles) of water systems in the Netherlands. Van der Velde is responsible for implementing asset management at Rijkswaterstaat and developing the external knowledge base of asset management. Van der Velde has a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Delft. In the past, he worked for DHV, an engineering company in the Netherlands, as strategic advisor, specializing in drinking water projects. He also worked for Vitens, the largest publicly owned drinking water company in the Netherlands, where he was responsible for providing more than 5.5 million people with drinking water. At Vitens, he introduced the asset management model and was responsible for implementation of the system. He regularly gives lectures on asset management.

Connie P. Yew is the team leader for the Stewardship and Oversight Team in the FHWA Office of Infrastructure and has been with FHWA for 25 years. Yew directs the development and implementation of FHWA stewardship and oversight initiatives. Yew's team helps guide FHWA so that Federal investment, particularly in infrastructure, is well managed and performing. In 2004, Yew cochaired an international scan on transportation performance measures. She participated in several national reviews, such as Strategies for Reducing Highway Project Delivery Time and Cost and Comparing State DOTs' Construction Project Cost and Schedule Performance: 28 Best Practices from Nine States. Yew holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in public administration from George Washington University. Yew is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland. She serves on several technical committees, including the TRB Committee on Performance Measurement, TRB Committee on Management and Productivity, and PIARC Committee on Managing Operational Risks in Road Operations.

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