King of Prussia – Celebrating its 30th anniversary, GVF wanted to shed some light during these challenging times and decided to still hold its annual Top TDM Professionals Under 40 event and recognize young professionals for their leadership.
With over 70 registered attendees, GVF held its 7th Annual Top TDM Professionals under 40 awards on October 29th, with a festive theme “Fang-tastic Happy Hour recognizing GVF’s Spooktacular Top TDM Under 40 recipients”. The twenty-seven (27) ambitious leaders were recognized during the Zoom awards ceremony for their determined work ethic and leadership in improving our region’s transportation and infrastructure.
As the leading advocate for transportation and infrastructure in this region, GVF works with numerous professionals committed to improving this region by implementing transportation demand management (TDM) programs and strategies. Through the Top TDM Professionals Under 40 awards, GVF can recognize the next generation of professionals working to find creative solutions to improve quality of life through alternatives to driving alone.
Rob Henry, GVF's Executive Director, ACT National's Public Policy Chair, and ACT's Immediate Past President, spoke on leadership and encouraged recipients to push and keep trying new ideas. He emphasized making investments in people, not cars, to improve the region's quality of life and across the country.
“…there is absolutely good planning that is needed to be done, but at some point you have to move and try things and sometimes you will fail, but that is how we learn,” Rob Henry.
TDM positively impacts everyone. Using alternative strategies to driving alone, such as biking or public transit, we reduce congestion and significantly improve our air quality. Research has shown that exposure to air pollution increases susceptibility to respiratory illnesses. That is why TDM must continue to be a priority within the transportation and infrastructure field.
Since the inception of the awards, GVF has recognized 163 individuals working within various sectors, from engineering firms, corporations, government, and municipalities entities.
Congratulations to our 2020 Top TDM Professionals under 40 Award Recipients:
Logan Axelson, DVRPC
Al Beatty, DVRPC
Daniel Bhaumik, Carroll Engineering Corporation
Marley Bice, Montgomery County Planning Commission
Rebecca Biro, RK&K
Koh Chiba, The Office of Congresswoman Madeleine Dean
Liam Cleary, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
Ethan Conner-Ross, Econsult Solutions
Kiera Crenny, KMJ Consulting, Inc.
Jaclyn Davis, DVRPC
Dawn Dayawon, Urban Engineers
John Doyle, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
John Fuller, McMahon Associates, Inc.
Maridarlyn Gonzalez, DVRPC
Tim Haas, Limerick Township
Carissa Hazelton, Lower Merion Township
Kyle Kessler, McMahon Associates, Inc.
Derek Lombardi, DVRPC
Max Long, Pennoni
Tamar Nativ, Montgomery County Planning Commission
Jonathan Olson, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
Sean Pence, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
Kevin Rice, HNTB Corporation
Jacob Riesser, Carroll Engineering Corporation
Greg Scafonas, Urban Engineers
Ben Snyder , RK&K
Bill Torr, Michael Baker International