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City of Residence Newmarket, Ontario Current Employment Manager of Traffic Engineering and Operations, Regional Municipality of Durham Education University of Waterloo, B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering, 1994 First job in transportation engineering • First as a student – Manual traffic counts for the Regional Municipality of Peel (1990) • First full time transportation job – Traffic Systems Analyst with the City of Toronto (1994)

Family Married 25 years to my wife Wendy. Two sons Paul (17) and Randy (16)

What positions have you taken on as a member of ITE? • Toronto Section Executive (1999-2007) • Toronto Section President (2006) • Toronto CITE Annual Conference Local Arrangements Committee (2007) • CITE Appointee to TAC Connected/Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) Task Force (2019)

Personal hobbies Downhill Skiing, Golf, Curling and anything on water

How long have you been involved with CITE? Member since 1994

CITE INVOLVEMENT When did you first attend a CITE event? University of Waterloo hosted a student event sometime in the early 90s that I attended before I was first interested in transportation. Phil Master presented on MTO's COMPASS system. Not that many years later, I had the opportunity to work with Phil when I was responsible for the RESCU system at City of Toronto. What is your CITE involvement (past and present)? Volunteering on the ITE Toronto Section executive was a great way for a then young, inexperienced engineer to establish contacts in the industry. I particularly enjoy the student events and student paper competitions. It is rewarding to talk to students getting ready to graduate and remembering what it was like to be in their shoes.



What do you value most about your CITE membership? In my career, the people I know have always been much more valuable than the things I know. CITE provides an opportunity to connect with transportation professionals across the country. I’ve gained valuable insight from many very accomplished people in the industry. More importantly, I’ve made life-long friends coast to coast. GETTING TO KNOW YOU How did you get into the transportation profession? Like most things, part chance and partially by design. Region of Peel and other jurisdictions hired a lot of students to conduct manual traffic counts in the late 80s, early 90s. Many first year engineering students at Waterloo and other schools landed summer jobs conducting counts. At the time, I didn’t really have any idea that transportation as a career was even a possibility. The job was boring, but you were outside in the sun, had paid lunches with a large group of

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