PRIME AE Welcomes Dean Gustafson as Vice President, National Lead – Highway/Traffic/Digital Infrastructure

November 2022 | PRIME

PRIME AE’s Transportation business line is pleased to welcome Dean Gustafson, PE, PTOE. Dean joined the team on November 28th as the Vice President, National Lead – Highway/Traffic/Digital Infrastructure and will be based out of our Richmond, VA office.

With almost 30 years of experience in the transportation industry in both public and private sectors, Dean brings a wealth of knowledge working in various states, including New York, Virginia, and Florida. His most recent role, Dean grew Lochner’s Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)/Intelligence Transportation Support (ITS) Practice from $300K to $1.9M over four years. This included, winning comprehensive contracts in Florida, Tennessee, Oregon, Utah, and Virginia across planning, broadband, ITS design, ITS design/build, and CEI.

Dean is an active member in the TRB ACP20 Freeway Operations Committee and AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Operations, including ITS and Communications Working Groups. He is also an instructor at the National Operations Academy on TSMO/ITS Procurement along with being a technical advisor to National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE).

To add to his accomplishments, Dean holds professional certifications such as a PTOE and ITE with registrations in Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina, and Utah. He also has active roles with the Institute of Traffic Engineers, ITS America Broadband Task Force Chair, TRB Freeway Committee and the AASHTO Committee on Transportation Systems Operations. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering at SUNY, Buffalo.

Richmond is home to Dean, his wife Beth Carpenter, a local real-estate broker, and daughter Victoria, who is currently a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawk. In his free time, Dean plays volleyball, enjoys traveling, and is an avid Buffalo sports fan.

Please join us in welcoming Dean to PRIME AE!

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