OTREC Board of Advisors

OTREC’s external Board of Advisors consisting of representatives from transportation-related organizations, primarily in Oregon. The board helps develop OTREC’s foundation and provides guidance on OTREC’s overall mission. These members are our advocates and champions, regionally, statewide, and nationally. The role of the board includes:

  • Long-range planning and direction
  • Identifying priority research topics
  • Reviewing annual reports and plans for the future
  • Connecting with key agency partners at state and federal levels and with industry
  • Providing OTREC with perspectives from diverse backgrounds on its research, education and outreach

Here is a repository for Board of Advisors materials and meeting information.

Board Members

Mike Baltes
Director, Office of Technology, Federal Transit Administration


Jerri Bohard
Interim Deputy Director of Operations, Oregon Department of Transportation


Phillip Ditzler
Oregon Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration


Brian Dunn
Oregon Modeling Steering Committee, Oregon Department of Transportation


Mike Hoglund
Research Director, Metro


Rob Inerfeld
Transportation Planning Manager, City of Eugene


Susie Lahsene
Senior Manager, Transportation and Land Use Policy, Port of Portland


Alan Lehto
Director of Project Planning, TriMet


Jay Lyman
Chief Operating Officer, David Evans & Associates


Randy McCourt
Principal, DKS Associates


Lynn Peterson
Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation


G. Scott Rutherford
Interim Director, Transportation Northwest (TransNow)


Rob Sadowsky
Executive Director, Bicycle Transportation Alliance


Tom Schwetz
Director of Development Services, Lane Transit District