IRVINE, CALIF. — To meet increasing demand for project work in southern California’s transportation sector, Stantec has expanded its regional leadership presence with the additions of Sam Hout as southern California transportation practice leader, Rock Miller as transportation area principal, and Sherry Nour as senior program director. Hout holds more than 28 years of experience in multi-faceted engineering and infrastructure projects. To his role, Miller brings more than 30 years of nationally recognized traffic planning, design, and operations experience while Nour holds more than 26 years experience in nearly every phase of project engineering and management on freeway and roadway facilities. Working from the company’s Irvine, Calif., office, all three leaders will play key roles in expanding Stantec’s
southern California Orange County practice.

Previously, Hout was a vice president of an international professional services firm where he was responsible for business and project development in five western states before forming his own consulting company specializing in program management and design for a wide scope of public and private projects including freeway, highway, rail, and aviation assignments. Hout is a past president of the Technical Group for the American Society of Civil Engineers, an organization for which he is also a fellow. A resident of Ladera Ranch, Calif., Hout received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his master’s degree in civil engineering from California State University, Long Beach.

Before joining Stantec, Nour served as project director for an international professional services firm where she was largely responsible for the business development and management of projects for several key agencies and municipalities throughout southern California. Having held industry leadership positions with both the American Society of Civil Engineering and the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Nour is a resident of Orange, Calif., and a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering.

Most recently, Miller served as vice president and principal engineer with a nationally known transportation engineering firm where he spearheaded projects throughout the state which received industry-wide acclaim. Within the industry, Miller has served in numerous leadership capacities with several municipal organizations, including the Institute of Transportation Engineers, for which he was recently elected as its international vice president, and has served as a southern California section president and is a fellow. A resident of Orange, Calif., Miller received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Stantec’s presence in California has grown to 24 offices including its Western Region headquarters in Irvine; as well as offices in Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, San Diego, Palm Desert, Bakersfield, Fresno, San Francisco, and Sacramento. Among Stantec’s southern California transportation clients are the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, California Department of Transportation, Orange County Transportation Authority, and Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority.