25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The National Rural ITS & ITS Arizona Annual Conference + Exhibit will be October 21-24, 2018 at the We-Ko-Pa Conference Center in Fort McDowell, AZ. Please refer to the conference website for full details.

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About ITS Arizona

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Arizona is the leading advocate for technologies that improve the safety, security and efficiency of the nation’s surface transportation system. Our 300+ members include public agencies, private corporations and academic institutions involved in the research, development and design of Intelligent Transportation Systems technologies that enhance safety, increase mobility and sustain the environment

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Arizona is a chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). ITS Arizona is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 consisting of transportation professionals dedicated to improving transportation efficiency and safety, using advanced technologies.

 

Board of Directors 

 
Kim Carroll PE, PTOE
President

Kim Carroll has 23 years of traffic and transportation experience. Kim was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1993. Kim’s engineering expertise includes traffic operational and safety studies, signal timing and design, geometric design, ADA ramp and sidewalk design, pavement marking and signing design, construction staging and work zone traffic control. Kim is a senior project manager at Kimley-Horn and Associates.  Kim is actively involved in APWA, ITE and ITS Arizona. Kim served on the 2016 ITS Arizona Annual Conference as the program chair and was the 2017 ITS Arizona Annual Conference Chair.

 
Ratna Korepella PE, PMP
Vice President

Ratna Korepella headshotRatna has 18 years of transportation experience in the transportation industry.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering.  Ratna worked at MAG and Valley Metro prior to joining the City of Scottsdale as a Principal Transit Planner (Transit Manager).  Her broad areas of knowledge and experience include transportation planning (Highways and Transit); Transit Operations; Transit ITS and Project Management.  Ratna assisted Valley Metro in advancing Transit ITS in the region including the implementation of Real Time Information and Transit Signal Priority on both LINK routes in the valley.  Ratna served on many Regional Technical Advisory Committees and mentored several transportation planners and interns throughout her career.  She is actively involved in ITE, ITS AZ and WTS organizations, and volunteered her services on many activities. Ratna previously served on the ITS Arizona Board as Secretary and Treasurer and also as a Sponsorship and Exhibitor Chair.

 
Sanjay Paul PhD, PE, PTOE, PTP
Secretary

Dr. Sanjay Paul is a Principal Traffic Engineer working with RICK Engineering Company.  He has about nine years of experience in transportation planning, modeling, operations, safety and the ITS arena.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) and a Professional Transportation Planner (PTP).  Dr. Paul led/actively involved/successfully completed numerous projects for different DOTs, MPOs, COGs, and local cities in a number of states in USA.  Prior to joining RICK, he has worked within the private sector and for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).  He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society of Highway Engineers and International Municipal Signal Association. Dr. Paul has been serving the ITS Board of directors since 2014.

 
Arnab Gupta MBA, PE
Treasurer

Arnab is a Senior Project Manager and the ITS Lead for AECOM in the Phoenix region. Arnab has over 16 years of experience in the planning, design and systems integration for ITS projects. He has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and Masters in Global Business Management from the Thunderbird School at ASU. He has been an active participant in TRB’s Traffic Signal Systems committee. His key competencies include design and evaluation for signal systems, traffic modeling, systems integration, controller platforms and communication design. He has been a key contributor to the development and implementation of ITS solutions for freeway, arterial and transit applications. He was recognized by Mass Transit magazine in the annual “40 under 40” listing in 2015 for his contributions to the development of advanced signal systems for transit.

 
Scott Clark
Past-President

Scott Clark is President of Clark Transportation Solutions.  He has a passion for transportation innovations that promote safe roadways and intelligent mobility. He represents manufacturers of traffic controllers, vehicle detection, smart lighting and communications. He balances his experience as an engineer with practical field experience as an IMSA Level II Technician. He has been active with the ITS Arizona Board for 7 years and recently served as the President. Scott received a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Arizona along with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from The University of Arizona. Prior to working in transportation, he worked as a Design Engineer for Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.

 
Michelle Beckley EIT
Member-at-Large

Michelle is an Engineering Designer with Lee Engineering, with three years of experience in the transportation field.  Her experience focuses on traffic studies, engineering analyses and ITS related projects.  Michelle is a registered Engineer in Training and has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Civil and Transportation Engineering from Arizona State University. Michelle is a member of ITE and ITS Arizona, and is a past recipient of the ITS Arizona/WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter Internship Grant.

 
Jeff Jenq PhD
Member-at-Large

bod-1Jeff has 22 years of experience in ITS research, planning and operations.  He currently works for OZ Engineering which develops and maintains several regionally significant ITS applications in Arizona.  He spent 10 years as the ITS Program Manager of the western US with Battelle Memorial Institute and managed federally-sponsored evaluation and planning of ITS applications in traffic management, transit, road weather information, Connected Vehicles and safety.  As a contracted member of FTA technical assistance team, Jeff assisted transit agencies around the county to plan and implement ITS solutions.  During his three-year tenure with  City of Mesa, Jeff managed the operation and maintenance of the City’s Transportation Management Center and a large network of traffic signal systems.  Jeff is a past president (2013-2014) and current board member of ITS Arizona.

 
David Lucas
Member-at-Large

David is a Civil Engineer in the Transportation Systems Management Group at the City of Tempe and has over 20 years of experience in the ITS field. He received a Bachelor and Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Tempe in 2012, he was a Research Engineer at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, where he managed a variety of local, state and federally-funded ITS projects. David has conducted research in the areas of systems design, microsimulation modelling, dynamic traffic assignment, communications networks, transit signal priority, adaptive ramp metering and adaptive signal control and has publications in several journals.  David is a member of ASCE, IEEE, IMSA and ITE, has served on the ITS Arizona board as Member-at-Large and Webmaster since 2014 and is the current President of the Arizona Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

 
Mike Sutton
Member-at-Large

bod-9Mike Sutton is currently working as an ITS Analyst for the City of Mesa where he has worked for the last 7 years. In the past, he has worked for the Town of Queen Creek as CIP Project Manager and with Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers in various positions depending on the project. Mike started working in the industry as a Traffic Signal Tech with the Town of Gilbert many years ago and ended his time in Gilbert as ITS Signal Systems Sr. Analyst. With each position Mike has held, ITS has been a major component. Collectively, he has 23+ years experience in the industry. He likes to stay active in various local, national, regional and state committees as much as possible. He feels very fortunate to be part of ITS AZ and its history.

 
Srini Goundla PE, PTOE
Alternate Member-at-Large

Srini is a Senior Civil Engineer with the City of Tempe. Srini has over 15 years of Traffic Engineering and ITS design in both public and private sectors. His experience includes Traffic/ITS planning, design, and operations. Srini has Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to working with City of Tempe, he worked as Project Manager at WSP, Traffic Engineer with City of Phoenix and as Traffic Engineer with Missouri DOT. Srini is extensively involved in design of the Freeway Management Systems, ITS design for local agencies and traffic operations throughout the Phoenix metro area.