WATERTOWN, Mass. – John Kennedy, a Senior Principal and one of VHB’s co-founders, was elected as the 2014 International Vice President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Kennedy officially accepted this role, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014, at the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Boston on Aug. 4, 2013. As International Vice President, Kennedy will work to establishes policies for the operation of ITE. Kennedy has more than 38 years of active membership in ITE, ranging from elected leadership positions at the Chapter, Section, District and International levels; committee work; publication review; and service on the Coordinating Council. ITE is an international education and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. Through ITE’s products and services, the organization promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, and develops public awareness programs.
“John has provided service and leadership to his profession for many years,” said VHB President and CEO Bob Brustlin. “We are proud of John’s accomplishments and honored to have him serve in this leadership role for the Institute.” This year, Kennedy helped to coordinate ITE’s Annual Meeting in Boston. VHB demonstrated its commitment to the organization and support of John’s unwavering dedication to the organization by sponsoring and exhibiting at the conference in early August.
At VHB, John works on large-scale, high-profile projects, with multiple contract assignments. He helped keep traffic moving throughout Boston’s Big Dig (1993 and 2005) and also played an integral role in Massachusetts’ first design-build project ($385M widening of a 23-mile freeway), conducted a peer review for a four million square foot transit oriented development, and provided traffic management strategies for MassDOT’s Fast14 project.