The Southern District Executive Board is a sub-unit of the full Southern District Board (Board of Directors). The Executive Board consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, International Director(s), immediate Past President and District Administrator. The immediate Past President and District Administrator serve as ex-officio and non-voting members of the Executive Board.
The President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer are elected annually for a term of one year and rotate through each position. The ITE International Director (or District Director) is elected every third year and serves a three-year term. The International Director serves as a member of the International Board of Direction of ITE and represents SDITE at meetings of the International Board. The District Administrator is appointed to a three-year term by the Southern District Board.
2013 SDITE Executive Board
|Office||Name (click for email)|
|President||W. Martin Bretherton Jr., P.E. (Georgia)||Bio|
|Vice President||Kirsten B. Tynch, P.E. (Virginia)||Bio|
|Secretary/Treasurer||William M. (Bill) Seymour, P.E. (Kentucky)||Bio|
|Past President||Rebecca D. White, PTP (Alabama)||Bio|
|ITE International Director||Richard A. (Rick) Day, P.E. (South Carolina)||Bio|
|District Administrator||Craig M. Hanchey, P.E. (Tennessee)||Bio|
Martin Bretherton is a Senior Project Manager for HNTB Corporation in the Atlanta office. His areas of expertise include micro-traffic simulation, capacity analysis, traffic safety, benefit-cost analysis, interchange justification and modification studies. Prior to working with HNTB, Martin retired from Gwinnett County Department of Transportation where he was the Traffic Studies Engineer. His responsibilities included managing the county crash records system, speed management, traffic calming, traffic count program, street lighting and handling citizen requests for studies. He worked at the county for 20 years.
Martin has been very active in ITE activities in all levels of the Institute. He was the President of the Georgia Section the year they were awarded the Best Section Award by SDITE and ITE. He was the Chair of the ITE Traffic Engineering Council Executive Committee and serves as an Executive Committee member on the ITE Safety Council. Martin has served on many committees at the section, district and international level of ITE. He was awarded the John Exnicios Government Service Award and nine Best Technical paper awards by SDITE, The Karl Bevins Distinguished Service Award and the John Edwards Individual Achievement Award by the Georgia Section. Martin has published over 20 technical papers at all levels of ITE. He has been a contributor to the Traffic Engineering Council TIPS column for the past 14 years. Martin is an alumni of Georgia Institute of Technology with a BCE in Highway Engineering and an alumni of Georgia State University with an MBA in Finance.
Kirsten Tynch is a Project Director for Design Services with Woolpert Inc. in their Chesapeake, Virginia office. Her areas of expertise include traffic impact studies, traffic signal operations, urban roadway design, access management, traffic safety, transportation planning, public involvement and anti-terrorism/force protection for military installations. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in 8 states, a Professional Transportation Operations Engineer and a LEED AP BD+C.
As a member of VASITE, Kirsten has served as District 5 Representative, Secretary, Vice President and President. Most recently she co-chaired the 2010 SDITE Annual Meeting. Kirsten has received VASITE’s 2005 Young Member, 2006 Outstanding Individual Activity, and 2009 Distinguished Service Awards. She also received SDITE’s 2005 Joseph M. Thomas Outstanding Young Member Award. Most recently Kirsten received the 2010 Women in Business Achievement Award from Inside Business for her work to promote and mentor women in the workplace. She received her BS and MS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Transportation from the University of Virginia.
Bill Seymour is currently a Senior Transportation Engineer with HDR Engineering, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate/ Principal-in-Charge in Transportation Services at Gresham Smith and Partners. He had a career of over 30 years with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet where he served as Assistant to the Secretary, Chief District Engineer in District 5, Louisville, as Transportation Engineering Branch Manager for Traffic and Permits and as Assistant District Engineer for Planning. Bill received his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. from the University of Kentucky. He is a registered professional engineer in three states.
Bill’s involvement with ITE goes back to his college days at the University of Kentucky where he was a member of the ITE Student Chapter. He has served in all officer positions with the Kentucky Section, and he served as Kentucky Section Representative for several years. He served on two Local Arrangement Committees for Annual Meetings in Kentucky. He was Chairman of the Workforce Development Team of the Strategic Planning Committee, and later Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. He currently is a member of the Leadership Oversight Team. Bill is a recipient of the KYSITE Lonnie Yates Distinguished Service Award and the SDITE Marble J. Hensley Outstanding Individual Activity Award.
Becky White is the Manager of Organization Development for Sain Associates, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama. Her professional duties include management of the firm’s traffic engineering and transportation planning staff, client development, and project strategy. In addition, Becky plans and implements Sain’s leadership training program and strategic planning initiatives. Becky has been with Sain Associates since 1993. Prior to joining Sain, she worked for the consulting firms Gorove Slade Associates and The RBA Group.
Becky is a Past President of the Alabama Section (2002-2003) and has served ALSITE as newsletter editor, strategic planning chairperson, and service projects task force chairperson. Becky has been an active member of the Southern District ITE since 1998. She has served on two annual meeting Local Arrangements Committees and on several other SDITE committees, including Publications & Public Relations, Membership, and Education / Student Chapters. Becky has been a frequent speaker at ITE meetings and other transportation conferences. She was the inaugural recipient of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Work Life Balance Award and is highly committed to promoting employment practices that support and encourage a balanced lifestyle for all employees.
Rick Day is a Principal with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. and lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He currently serves as manager of Stantec’s Charleston office as well as leads its transportation practice in the state. Over Rick’s 33-year career he has served as project engineer or manager on various transportation planning, traffic engineering, and road design projects throughout the Southeastern United States. He is registered as a professional engineer in eight states.
Rick has been active in ITE since college, initially joining as a student member. He has participated at the Section, District and International levels at ITE. Previously Rick served as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President and President for the South Carolina Section ITE. He also served in the same chairs with the Georgia Section when he lived in Georgia. Rick previously served as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Southern District. Rick now represents the Southern District on the International Board. Rick is grateful for the opportunities ITE has afforded him over the years and the many friends he has come to know through his association with ITE.
Craig Hanchey was appointed as the first Southern District Administrator in 2010 and has served in that role since. He is a Senior Vice President for Neel-Schaffer, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee. He serves the Area Manager for the firm’s eastern region. He previously was employed as the City Traffic Engineer for the City of Jackson, Mississippi and Traffic Engineer for Hamilton County, Tennessee. Craig is a registered Professional Engineer in ten states and is certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer by ITE. His professional emphasis has been on traffic operations and highway safety.
Craig is a Fellow member of ITE. He began his involvement with ITE in graduate school where he served as an officer in the student chapter. He is a Past President and former Section Representative of both the Deep South and Tennessee Sections of ITE. He is most recently a Past President of the Southern District. He is a recipient of SDITE’s Joseph Thomas Young Member Award and the Marble Hensley Outstanding Individual Activity Award. Craig received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University and his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee.