Deep South ITE section officer elections for the year 2020 are now live!
Ballots are open to current 2019 DSITE members.
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Ballots will close Thursday, October 17th at 11:59 PM (ct).
Diane Hammonds, P.E., PTOE
Diane Hammonds has been an active member of the Deep South Section of ITE for 10-plus years. She is currently serving as Co-Chair of the ITE International meeting to be held in New Orleans in 2020. She is a Senior Engineer at Fenstermaker with 17 years of experience specializing in Traffic/Transportation. She has served as President of the Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society (GRITS) in 2018. She was a two-time recipient in 2011 and 2015 of the W. Hibbett Need Award in recognition of outstanding service the Deep South Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. In 2015, Ms. Hammonds was recognized for her outstanding service to the Gulf Region ITS organization with the True GRIT Award. She also received the 2016 Presidents Award by Women in Transportation Seminar of Louisiana.
Daniel B. Helmes, P.E., PTOE, RSP:
I am a Senior Transportation Engineer and Certified Project Manager for Arcadis, U.S., Inc., in their Baton Rouge, Louisiana office, where I manage a wide array of projects, including the development of a mesoscopic model for the Bossier City/Shreveport area, an HOV Feasibility study, and bike-ped planning projects in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to moving to Arcadis in 2018, I was the Traffic Safety Engineering Manager with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), serving in this position from June 2007 to December 2017. My duties included development of the annual Federal HSIP Report, the Mississippi Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), development of data and economic analysis of proposed HSIP Projects, and providing direction and input on all active HSIP projects.
I am a graduate of both Louisiana State University in 1998 and Texas A&M University in 2003. I also hold Professional Engineer licensure in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas. I am also certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and Road Safety Professional.
I am an alumnus of the 2018 class of LeadershipITE. I currently serve as the Past President of the Deep South Section, after serving on the Board from 2016 – 2018. I am interesting in continuing my service to Deep South by running for the 2020 – 2021 Louisiana Section Representative. I want to work with our partners across the Southern District, as well as the Southern District to strengthen the bond between the Section and the District, especially as we move towards hosting the joint District and International Meeting in New Orleans next year.