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ITE 2021 Young Leaders to Follow

Kimley-Horn transportation engineers, Farukh Ijaz, P.E. and Tracy Lehman, P.E., RSP2I, were recently recognized by ITE in the first-ever group of 2021 Young Leaders to Follow. Below, learn more about Farukh and Tracy’s accomplishments and contributions that have impacted ITE and the transportation industry.

Farukh Ijaz, P.E.

Known for his work in Traffic and ITS, Farukh has been recognized as the 2021 Northeastern District Rising Star in addition to being an ITE Young Leader to Follow. His recent project experience includes serving as the lead ITS Engineer for the Newark International Airport Terminal A Redevelopment and the Master Plans for the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. He also served as the ITS Task Leader for the installation of Travel Time Readers on New Jersey Turnpike Authority properties.

Farukh has been highly committed to ITE and in 2020 was awarded the Einah Reza M. Pelaez Young Professional Award. In his current role as Vice President of the ITE Metropolitan New York and New Jersey Section (Met Section), Farukh has dramatically improved the process of meeting reservations and communications and oversaw programming and arrangements for approximately 10 meetings—a task that was further complicated by COVID-19.

Have a question for Farukh? Send him a message on LinkedIn.

Tracy Lehman, P.E., PTOE, RSP2I

With more than 13 years of experience as a transportation engineer, it is evident that Tracy Lehman’s passion for safety and continued committee involvement has made an impact in the transportation community. From contributing to the Federal Highway Administration’s safety plan to serving on a committee to create safe streets for walking and biking, Tracy’s guidance and support carries ideas through to implementation, improving transportation safety, and educating communities.

Tracy Shandor

After presiding over the Illinois Section of ITE and graduating from LeadershipITE, she led the technical working group for the Transportation and Health initiative. Her work on this initiative resulted in the ITE Board electing Tracy to chair the Transportation & Health Standing Committee. Tracy applies her years of service from Midwest ITE and Southeast ITE as she leads this new committee and continues to participate on the Georgia ITE Safety Committee.

Have a question for Tracy? Send her a message on LinkedIn.


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