Fort Washington, PA – McMahon Associates, Inc., a transportation engineering and planning firm, is pleased to announce the elevation of Maureen Chlebek, P.E., PTOE, to the title of Vice President & Regional Manager of New England as she joins the firm’s Executive Committee as its newest member. In her role on the Executive Committee, Maureen will help guide the vision and future goals of the firm, while still maintaining her active project management duties and her daily leadership of the firm’s New England Region.

Maureen joined McMahon in 2008, and since that time has proven to be a critical part of the growth and success of the New England region. With more than 34 years of transportation engineering management experience, Maureen has also elevated McMahon’s presence in the industry by managing numerous projects for state, municipal and private clients.

She is well respected by staff for her leadership in the office, and on projects, as well as her mentoring of staff to help advance their professional careers. In her Associate role, Maureen has been responsible for many key initiatives that have benefitted the firm, including the development of McMahon’s 2019-2023 strategic plan and monthly execution of the firm’s McMahon University (internal training) program.

“We are proud to elevate Maureen to Vice President within our firm,” said Joseph DeSantis, P.E., PTOE, President and CEO of McMahon Associates, Inc. “She has made a significant impact on our growth for our New England region, both in our clients and in our staff, and has impressed the Board of Directors and Executive Committee with her leadership on important companywide initiatives. It is with great pleasure that we are adding her to our Executive Committee of leadership to help guide the vision and future goals of the firm.”

In her project capacity, Maureen has been the lead and senior traffic engineer on many high-profile MassDOT and RIDOT projects including

  • MassDOT – The Casey Arborway Project – Forest Hills section of Boston – Responsible for the traffic evaluations for the removal of the 1,650-foot, four-lane viaduct.
  • MassDOT – McGrath Boulevard Design – Somerville and Cambridge, MA – Having worked previously on the “Grounding McGrath” project, which examined the removal of the McCarthy viaduct, Maureen is currently the Senior Traffic Engineer for the boulevard preliminary design phase.
  • RIDOT – On-Call State Traffic Design Consultant Services – Statewide, RI – As Project Manager, Maureen was responsible for managing on-call assignments including traffic operations analysis, traffic signal optimization for more than 50 intersections and signal timing/optimizations in the field at more than 25 intersections, design of signal modifications, pavement markings and signage, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and high friction surface curves,  and developing policies for street lighting, Hands Free signage, automated speed enforcement, and signal detection.

Maureen has managed or provided traffic engineering for countless municipal projects including the City of Waltham, MA – Transportation Master Plan, and the Town of Falmouth, MA – Route 28/Main Street Transportation Master Plan.  In addition, she has appeared before numerous municipal boards and commissions to provide expert witness testimony/presentations, as well as presented as an expert in her field to schools, professional society chapters, and at conferences.

She has been extraordinarily active in professional society chapters including the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), ACEC-RI, QBS Committee Chair, Rhode Island Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (RIITE) (2009-2014), Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), Rhode Island — Director of Fundraising (2012); Director of Student Outreach (2008-2009), Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), Boston (2011-present), and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

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