Annual Banquet 2019

Fifty-one Illinois ITE members and guests were able to attend this year’s Annual Banquet on January 25th at Union League Club in downtown Chicago. The banquet each year is a commemorative event for the section to honor student awards, section awards, and to install the new board.

We were honored to have the 2018 Midwestern District Director & International Board of Direction, John Davis, provide an update on the Midwestern District of ITE and to install the new Section Board.

2019 Board swearing in - Led by John Davis

2019 Board swearing in - Led by John Davis

2019 IL-ITE Section Board

2019 IL-ITE Section Board

Ryan Jacox of TranSmart/EJM was awarded the Outgoing President Award for his contributions to the Illinois Section. The Outstanding Member Award went to Jenna Brose of AECOM for her efforts in establishing IL-ITE as a 501(c)3 organization this year.. Randy Laninga, a former President of the Illinois Section, was honored with the Past Presidents’ Award for his contributions to the transportation engineering profession in Illinois. We also recognized Patrick Jordan for his contribution to ILITE as the ongoingITEms Editor.

Outgoing President's Award -  Ryan Jacox

Outgoing President's Award - Ryan Jacox

Outstanding Member Award -  Jenna Brose

Outstanding Member Award - Jenna Brose

Past President's Award -  Randy Laninga

Past President's Award - Randy Laninga

This year’s Undergraduate Scholarship was presented to Cassandra Reineke of Illinois Institute of Technology. This year’s Graduate Scholarship was presented to Ali Shamshiripour of the University of Illinois at Chicago. This year’s Student Paper Award was presented to Amir Bahador Parsa of The University of Illinois at Chicago for “Real-time Accident Detection: Coping with Imbalanced Data.” Congraulations to Cassandra, Ali, and Amir for their outstanding work in 2018!

Undergraduate Scholarship -  Cassandra Reineke

Undergraduate Scholarship - Cassandra Reineke

Graduate Scholarship -  Ali Shamshiripour

Graduate Scholarship - Ali Shamshiripour

Student Paper -  Amir Bahador Parsa

Student Paper - Amir Bahador Parsa

The 2019 Board is as follows:

President Brian Roberts
Vice President Josh Harris
Secretary Jenna Brose
Treasurer Thomas Szabo
Technical Director Kelly Dunne
Activities Director Curtis Cornwell
Student Affairs Director Anmol Shrivastava
Public Affairs Director Monica Shei
Operations Director Bryce Wegner
Immediate Past President Ryan Jacox

A special thanks to the Illinois ITE 2019 Sponsors!

Platinum: AECOM, Jacobs, Civiltech
Gold: HDR. Christopher B. Burke Engineering, TranSmart/EJM, TranSystems Corporation
Silver: Baxter & Woodman, Dama Consultants, Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc.
Bronze: CBB, Stantec, Willet Hoffman and Associates

Photos: Monica Shei