Board of Directors

The Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative Board of Directors (BOD) is comprised of representatives from cooperating states with non-voting members from the Federal Highway Administration and is responsible for developing problem statements describing the highest priority issues related to work zone safety and mobility.

Each program year, members of the BOD, vendors, and researchers submit ideas for proposed research studies. Following a review of the submitted topics and products by the BOD, request for proposals (RFPs) are distributed to interested university researchers in pooled fund states. Researchers submit proposals and work plans to the BOD for prioritization and selection of projects to be included in the next year’s work plan based on anticipated benefits and available funding.

Program Manager

Keith Knapp

Iowa State University

TAC Members

Dan Sprengeler

Iowa Department of Transportation

Mark Bortle

Iowa Department of Transportation

Garry Olson

Kansas Department of Transportation

Eric Kocher

Kansas Department of Transportation

Eric Nichol

Kansas Department of Transportation

Daniel J. Smith

Missouri Department of Transportation

Bill Stone, P.E.

Missouri Department of Transportation

Julie Stotlemeyer, P.E.

Missouri Department of Transportation

Kevin Wray, P.E.

Nebraska Department of Roads

Matt Neemann

Nebraska Department of Roads

Travis Feltes

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Erin Schoon

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Ex-Officio Members

Khyle Clute

Iowa Department of Transportation

Eric Ferron

FHWA Resource Center – Lakewood, CO

David Jolicoeur

Federal Highway Administration – Wisconsin Division

Paul Lafleur

Federal Highway Administration – Iowa Division

David LaRoche

Federal Highway Administration – Kansas Division

Jawad Paracha

Federal Highway Administration – Washington, D.C.

Paul Pisano

Federal Highway Administration – Washington, D.C.

Tracy Scriba

Federal Highway Administration – Washington, D.C.

Scott Stapp

Federal Highway Administration – Nebraska Division

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