David R. Gehr

Area(s) of Expertise: Engineering, Ethics, Executive Management, Leadership Coaching, Marketing
Key Industries: Government, Transportation

Experience

WSP USA, Senior Vice President
Provide strategic marketing guidance and technical expertise on highway projects. Strengthen the firm's highways portfolio in the Americas by managing marketing and business development activities, fostering collaboration across the firm and exploring opportunities with industry partners.

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning
Led the development of the firm's strategic plan across business lines. Project manager for several high-profile transportation consulting assignments in NA.

U.S. Army, Captain
Platoon leader with the 1/17 Cavalry, 82nd Airborne Division. Administrative Officer to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Military Assistance Command Vietnam.

Virginia Department of Transportation, Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner
Chief Executive Officer for a state agency with 10,000 employees and an annual budget of $2.7B charged with planning, constructing and maintaining the third-largest highway system in the U.S. Led initiatives to improve customer service, pursue utilization of transportation technologies, increase focus on strategic planning, institutionalize leadership development, and ensure continuous quality improvement.

Virginia Department of Transportation, Assistant Commissioner of Operations
Senior Executive providing guidance and direction to the field operations throughout the state. Developed programs for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and other advanced technologies. Served as liaison with the Virginia General Assembly.

Virginia Department of Transportation, District Engineer
Directed all activities of the department related to planning, construction, maintenance, and operation of the state highway system in the Northern Virginia District. Developed the organization and staffing for the district.

Education
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia
  • Graduate Courses in Transportation Systems and Systems Engineering