Patrick McGowan has been named mobility operations director of WSP USA.


NWS-McGowan-PatrickWASHINGTON, D.C. — Patrick McGowan has been named mobility operations director of WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consulting firm.

McGowan will be based in the firm’s Herndon, Virginia office and will collaborate with WSP’s toll market leaders to develop and drive a marketing strategy that supports the growth of the firm’s mobility operations business. He will oversee the management and development of WSP’s mobility operations including intelligent transportation systems, tolling and other operational services for government agencies, designed to maximize efficiency and performance.

McGowan brings nearly three decades of experience successfully leading and growing national programs, teams and major initiatives in the ITS and tolling industry. He has deployed myriad intelligent transportation system programs and designed and led the operation of TransGuide – the Texas Department of Transportation’s first fully-integrated advanced traffic management operations center.

“With many projects in the works, it was imperative to hire a person of Patrick’s caliber,” said John D. Porcari, president of advisory services at WSP. “He is a recognized authority in mobility operations who has experience leading large regional and national teams with a focus on consistently achieving optimal efficiency, quality innovation and above all customer satisfaction.”

McGowan previously served as chairman of the 2011 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, which hosted more than 10,000 transportation, technology, business and government leaders from more than 74 countries. He was also chair of the World Congress Technology Demonstrations Committee, and during his tenure he observed more than 20 technology demonstrations including vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, pricing solutions, next generation traveler information and environmental solutions.

McGowan earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. 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 markets. With more than 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

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