CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT in Atlanta, Georgia
Managing Consultant – Automated Vehicle Specialist (November 2018-Present)
- New Market Development: Leads CTE’s automated vehicle practice. Wrote and won a federal grant for $10M+ to build and deploy the first automated heavy duty transit buses in North America, established CTE as a leading national resource on transit vehicle automation, and have trained other staff to incorporate automation technologies into CTE’s broader fleet electrification service offerings.
- Fleet Electrification: Supports zero-emission vehicle deployments as project manager and technical consultant, coordinating CTE personnel, fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, and charging equipment suppliers to plan and deploy electric vehicles and infrastructure. Currently has 7 direct reports across all projects.
- Strategic Communications: Leverages professional network and social media presence to grow CTE’s brand as a national leader in fleet electrification. These efforts include articles in national publications, frequent guest appearances on major industry podcasts, including “The Autonocast” and “The Mobility Podcast,” and industry panels organized by the Electric Power Research Institute, Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, and the Atlanta Economics Club.
- Policy Leadership: Directs multiple policy initiatives in support of CTE’s mission to advance clean transportation technologies. Authored a national zero-emission transit bus fleet transition study at the request of US Senators in support of proposed legislation, collaborated with US House staff to create a new federal transit bus automation program, and has written multiple policy memos for circulation to Congressional offices in support of CTE policy initiatives.
- Research and Development: Organizes and writes grant proposals for technology demonstration projects, including but not limited to transit bus automation and electrification, unmanned aerial systems, shared commercial charging facilities, and distributed energy resources such as microgrid, bidirectional charging, and vehicle-to-grid capabilities.
CITY OF PEACHTREE CORNERS in Peachtree Corners, Georgia
Independent Consultant (August 2018-October 2018)
- Customer Discovery: Engaged with more than forty Fortune 500 companies, transportation technology startups, and public sector interests to inform design and programming for the city’s planned $2M automated vehicle test track in Technology Park Atlanta.
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY in Atlanta, Georgia
Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering (August 2017-September 2018)
- Emerging Technology Planning: Developed an automated vehicle technology roadmap for a state transportation agency as part of a fully-funded research assistantship.
THE ENTERPRISE INNOVATION INSTITUTE in Atlanta, Georgia
Intern, Science, Technology and Innovation Program (June 2017-August 2017)
- Thought Leadership: Researched connected and automated vehicle technologies to develop an implementation case and deployment roadmap for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). This project culminated in a presentation of my research and findings to economic development and urban planning professionals in Georgia.
ACCENTURE in Atlanta, Georgia
Accenture Management Consulting (March 2012-July 2016)
Change Management Lead
- Post-Merger Integration: Deployed an end to end strategy for aligning telecommunications client’s customer data management systems as part of a yearlong migration that impacted more than 3000 employees globally.
Procurement Operations Consultant
- Team Leadership: Managed two analysts and three Accenture enterprise teams through cradle-to-grave procurement on a $300+ million cloud architecture implementation and managed service program for a federal client.
- Business Development: Coordinated multiple engineering and subcontracting teams, syncing their disparate objectives to itemize a three-year IT architecture plan. The resulting pricing deliverable for an Operations and Maintenance proposal won the program a $150 million award.
- Vendor Negotiation: Leveraged strong vendor relationships to overcome both budgetary and operational challenges stemming from a much-needed software upgrade, and then negotiated a deal that saved the program more than $1.5 million while meeting all technical requirements.
Training and Change Management Analyst
- Project Management: Took control of a project on the verge of missing a key deadline that would have delayed the program’s deployment schedule by up to two months, and rescued it before incurring any costly setbacks.
- Subject-Matter Expertise: Demonstrated a mastery of both SAP Supplier Relationship Management functionality and the client’s procurement process by leading three consecutive weeks of training to over 40 change-resistant end users.
THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE in Washington, DC
Intern for Frederick Kagan, Director, AEI Critical Threats Project (May 2010-August 2010)
- Strategic Analysis: Synthesized data from hundreds of local, regional and international news and government sources to map jihadist networks and conflicts for publications on conflicts in Somalia and Yemen.
- “Al Shabaab Leadership Profiles,” American Enterprise Institute, November 14, 2011
- “Somalia’s Second Islamist Threat: A Backgrounder on Hizb al Islam,”American Enterprise Institute,October 8, 2010
Accenture Management Consulting Development Program
National Communications Lead (September 2013-November 2014)
- Directed a network of 12 regional leads to increase community engagement from more than 500 management consulting analysts across North America, by helping the leads develop strategies to boost participation in service activities, training workshops, and networking events.
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY in Atlanta, Georgia (August 2018)
Master of City and Regional Planning
Overall GPA: 3.89/4.00
GRE: Verbal – 164/170, Quant – 162/170, Writing – 5.5/6
Activities: Membership Chair, Young Professionals in Transportation – Atlanta Chapter
Honors & Awards: February 2017 MARTA “Smart Cities & IoT” Hackathon – 1st place
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY in Nashville, Tennessee (May 2011)
Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies & Political Science
Overall GPA: 3.50/4.00; Honors: Dean’s List 2008, 2010, 2011
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO in Cairo, Egypt (Fall 2009)
ArcMap GIS, R, SQL, SPSS, Adobe InDesign CS