WSP USA Names New Los Angeles Transportation Leadership

Martinez, Way, Kats and Moody bring leadership and experience to new transportation roles in the Southwest region at WSP USA.

LOS ANGELES – WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, has announced the appointments of four staff into significant leadership roles in Los Angeles, one of the firm’s most complex and fastest growing regions.

Victor Martinez, former area manager for the Orange and San Bernardino offices, has been appointed as the new Los Angeles office area manager and Southwest district manager.

Cecily Way, former senior planning manager, has been named the new Los Angeles office operations manager.

Steven Kats was named business development manager for Los Angeles, where he is responsible for driving the client engagement teams, including developing key client relationships.

Claudette Moody has been named director for policy, strategy and government relations in the Southwest District, a role she will assume in addition to her previous duties on the Los Angeles leadership team.

“Victor, Cecily, Steven and Claudette are exceptional leaders and mentors, bringing comprehensive experience in project and program management, business development and operations and strategic development expertise for planning, engineering, program and construction management, and procurement projects in the transportation and infrastructure business to their new roles,” said Chris Peters, WSP regional business manager. “Their deep understanding of the territory and robust community and agency connections provide the ideal framework for executing our clients’ ambitious vision for the region’s future.”

They have operated in Southern California, delivering numerous complex infrastructure projects ranging from the California High-Speed Rail – the single largest infrastructure project in the United States, to the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement.

In their new positions, they will work closely with regional management teams to deliver successful projects, support diversification and growth, drive strategic vision and ensure the region meets its financial goals.

In his previous role as area manager, Martinez demonstrated success in sales, operations and financial performance to grow the business in his region. Throughout his career, he has successfully served in various leadership roles at the regional, district and office level.

Way provides a unique combination of leadership and industry expertise. Her interdisciplinary, proactive approach to problem solving enables her to successfully manage and exceed client expectations and project objectives.

Kats will be responsible for developing strategic teaming arrangements for major pursuits. He is a board member for the Valley Industry Commerce Association and the American Council of Engineering Companies. He will also be taking on additional duties assisting on key pursuits in the Southwest District.

Moody’s new role includes assisting with the implementation of the firm’s strategic and civic engagement plans for both Los Angeles and the Southwest District. She is heavily involved in several local organizations, including Mobility 21 and the Los Angeles Business Council, where she has served as a board member for the past four years.

About WSP USA
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 9,500 employees in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com

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