Luis A. Porrello has been named senior vice president and business development director for the West region of the transportation and infrastructure sector of WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.


In his new position, Dr. Porrello will drive the West region's business development strategy. He will be responsible for identifying growth opportunities in new and existing markets and clients in the region.

Dr. Porrello has more than 20 years of experience of civil engineering and transportation infrastructure development. Through his project assignments he has provided technical direction to some of the nation’s largest transportation infrastructure programs. Through his management experience he has provided leadership to business development and operational effectiveness associated with local, regional, and national geographies for premier transportation design firms.

Prior to joining WSP, he was senior vice president and national transportation director for a global consulting engineering organization, responsible for the development and delivery of transportation projects across North America.

A licensed professional engineer in Maryland and Missouri, Dr. Porrello received doctor of science and master of science degrees in transportation and urban systems engineering and a master of science in international project finance from Washington University, as well as a bachelor of science in civil engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology.

WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.