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Deborah Garrett is Vice President, Finance and Accounting at ATCS. In this position, she manages ATCS’ financial operations, including financial reporting, budgeting, accounting, payroll functions, and government contracting compliance. She also serves as Controller.
Ms. Garrett is an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Strayer University.
Ms. Garrett’s daughter is an avid horseback rider; ironically, Ms. Garrett is allergic to horses.
Ms. Collier is Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales & Communication at ATCS. In this position, Ms. Collier oversees ATCS’ strategic engagement and communications functions of business development, sales, marketing and communications, and public involvement. Her responsibilities include guiding strategic decisions on pursuits and teaming arrangements for procurements in ATCS’ target areas.
In 2021, Ms. Collier became ATCS’ first female owner among a group of 11 owners.
Previously, Ms. Collier was Vice President of Environmental Services at ATCS and was responsible for building a team focused on assessing the potential environmental impacts of proposed projects and ensuring regulatory compliance.
Ms. Collier brings over 26 years of environmental compliance experience in the transportation industry. Before joining ATCS, she served in roles with state and federal governments and consulting firms in Virginia, including nearly six years with VDOT in the Northern Virginia District and Central Office.
Ms. Collier is a certified planner holding the AICP designation. She is an active member of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) and was recently elected chair of VTCA’s Engineering Consultant Leadership Committee (ECLC). In addition, she is involved in WTS International, an organization focused on advancing women in the transportation industry. She serves on the WTS Southeast Region Council, a liaison to the WTS chapters in a 10-state region, including her local Central Virginia Chapter. Ms. Collier holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Ms. Collier enjoys running, Pilates, traveling, honing her skills as an amateur oenophile, and relaxing with her daughter on the bay in Cape Charles.
Amir Massoudi is Vice President, Information Technology at ATCS. In this role, his responsibilities include providing corporate leadership in technology innovation and growth, cybersecurity, cloud computing, process automation, digital transformation, and overseeing fleet and facilities.
Prior to joining ATCS in 2019, Mr. Massoudi was Vice President, Information Technology Operations and Director, Infrastructure Operations at Cricket Media.
Mr. Massoudi holds a Master of Arts in Linguistics and an Associate of Science in Computer Hardware Engineering from Tehran University in Tehran, Iran. In addition, he has pursued course studies in a Master of Science in Information Technology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) and PMP candidate.
In his free time, Mr. Massoudi enjoys spending time with his family and friends, landscaping, and maintaining his yard. He is a devoted fan of his daughter’s soccer team – often cheering them on, rain or shine, from the sidelines.
Brian Riffel is Senior Vice President and Regional Manager at ATCS. Joining ATCS in 2019, Mr. Riffel champions a collaborative, innovative, and passionate approach to propel ATCS’ growth.
With 29 years of experience in operations and project management, Mr. Riffel has established himself as an accomplished business developer and effective leader, skillfully directing successful sales cycles from start to finish. He has managed several high-profile projects and focused on alternative project delivery for highway and light rail transit projects.
Mr. Riffel is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Highway Engineers, and the American Council of Engineering Companies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.
Mr. Riffel is an expert in making world-class barbecue, with his approach deeply rooted in spending thousands of hours tending fires, designing recipes, and studying the science behind barbecuing.
Gregg Newhouse is Senior Vice President, Construction Services at ATCS. In this position, Mr. Newhouse oversees and manages ATCS’ construction-related projects and services. He is responsible for the construction phases of projects, ensuring compliance with applicable standards and regulations, and providing technical guidance and leadership to project teams.
Mr. Newhouse has over 35 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, with a particular focus on large, heavy civil transportation projects. His expertise includes site/civil, structural, geotechnical, and roadway design.
Mr. Newhouse is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. He is also a Certified Construction Manager and a member of The American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Newhouse holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine at Orono in Orono, Maine.
Mr. Newhouse is a sports enthusiast, traveler, and learner who supports the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox. As part of his bucket list, he and his wife aim to visit every major league baseball stadium. He is working on renewing his pilot’s license, learning to play guitar, and lowering his golf handicap.
Tim McCormick is Senior Vice President and Emergency Management Services Practice Lead at ATCS. In his role, he oversees ATCS’ services that focus on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs involving disaster recovery management and floodplain modeling/mapping.
Mr. McCormick joined ATCS in 2015 as Vice President, Water Resources & Emergency Management Services. Over a career spanning more than 30 years, he has led and managed water resources and program management services for federal, state, regional, and local government clients.
Mr. McCormick is a Certified Floodplain Manager. He is an active member of the National Emergency Management Association and the Association of State Floodplain Managers and serves on the Virginia Tech CEE Alumni Advisory Board.
Mr. McCormick holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Mr. McCormick enjoys traveling. He plans to travel to England frequently over the next few years to visit his daughter, Lauren, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at Oxford University with funding from the NIH.
Sherri Huntley is the Vice President of Human Resources at ATCS. In this role, Ms. Huntley provides strategic leadership for human resource initiatives across ATCS – with a particular focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies. Her areas of responsibility include performance management, talent acquisition, professional development, and employee relations.
Prior to joining ATCS in 2018, Ms. Huntley held management and executive roles in human resources at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Raytheon. She began her human resource career at the Virginia Department of Transportation in the Northern Virginia District Office.
Ms. Huntley is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Chapman University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Ms. Huntley is a passionate reader and strong supporter of our local libraries – not surprising given her mother was a librarian.
Mr. Sherif is Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Finance Officer at ATCS. He brings over 20 years of private-sector banking and financial expertise, primarily in technology.
As a former chemical engineer who obtained his MBA, Mr. Sherif leverages his diverse experiences and perspectives to drive financial performance, manage risks, and support ATCS’ strategic growth objectives.
Mr. Sherif holds a Master of Business Administration from Ivey Business School in London, Canada, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
Mr. Sherif is an avid foodie who once owned a pub and live music venue.
Mr. Rosenfeld is Chief Operating Officer at ATCS. In this role, he oversees and strategically manages ATCS’ daily operations – optimizing efficiency and productivity, enhancing the seamless coordination between offices and staff, and promoting a culture of collaboration and innovation.
Previously, Mr. Rosenfeld was Senior Vice President of Program Management at ATCS and led major contracts, including the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Engineering Support Services Contract, the Northern Region Operations ITS/CEI Contract, and on-call design and construction management contracts in Prince William and Loudoun Counties.
Before joining ATCS, Mr. Rosenfeld served as the Northern Virginia District’s Construction Engineer and the District’s Project Controls Manager for VDOT.
Mr. Rosenfeld is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia. He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.
Mr. Rosenfeld enjoys spending time with his wife and son, caring for their small farm in Northern Virginia, where they have chickens, barn cats, beehives, a pony, and gardens. In addition, he’s training to run his first NYC marathon in November 2023.
Mr. DePasquale is Senior Vice President, Transportation Practice Lead at ATCS. In this position, Mr. DePasquale is responsible for guiding and growing ATCS’ transportation disciplines, including design, transportation planning and traffic engineering, environmental studies, surveying, program management, and project controls.
Having spent the last 16 years with ATCS, Mr. DePasquale has held several leadership positions with the firm. He has managed many high-impact projects for Prince William County, Loudoun County, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) – encompassing sidewalk extensions, bike trail and shared use paths, roadway widenings, roadway extensions, D/B interchange plans, and drainage improvements.
Before joining ATCS in 2006, Mr. DePasquale worked in the private sector as a site/civil design engineer and public sector with the VDOT, where he managed their Location & Design operation in the Culpeper District for five years and their multibillion-dollar Construction Program for the Northern Virginia District for ten years.
Mr. DePasquale is a professional engineer in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, and the Virgin Islands. He holds a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Mr. DePasquale has an affinity for classic corvettes – models from 1962 and earlier.
Mr. Romano is Chief Strategy Officer at ATCS. In this role, Mr. Romano is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives that drive business growth and enhance ATCS’ competitive position.
Previously, Mr. Romano served as Vice President of Federal Infrastructure Services at ATCS, where he oversaw the successful delivery of consulting services to federal clients, adherence to regulatory requirements and industry standards, and fostered effective client relationships – driving client satisfaction.
During his 40+ year career, Mr. Romano has served in various senior management and leadership positions within the industry, including Senior Vice President and West Area Manager at Michael Baker International and Vice President at Hill International.
Mr. Romano is a Certified Floodplain Manager and is a distinguished member of the SAME Academy of Fellows – an honor bestowed on select individuals for their dedicated and outstanding service to the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), military engineering, and the A/E/C profession.
Mr. Romano holds a Master of General Administration from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
Mr. Romano enjoys the outdoors. He spends his time away from work playing sports, hiking, cycling, and traveling. He likes to travel abroad since he lived overseas during his childhood.
Mr. Chang brings 36 years of experience in infrastructure engineering and leadership positions in the public and private sectors. His expertise covers all facets of transportation, including transportation planning, traffic engineering, design, construction, maintenance, and operations.
As CEO of ATCS since 2015, Mr. Chang focuses on setting a strong purpose and culture in the firm. His relentless pursuit of top talent has contributed to the company’s high growth and profitability. Under his guidance, ATCS garnered consecutive Washington Post’s Top Workplaces accolades from 2020 to 2022 and secured the 2020 Employer of the Year title from the Women in Transportation Seminar Central Virginia Chapter.
Mr. Chang has managed and served in leadership positions on numerous high-profile projects, including the I-495 Express Lanes, I-95 Express Lanes, Transform 66 Express Lanes, and Maryland I-495 I-270 P3 Program. In addition, Mr. Chang is a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Mr. Chang proudly still plays “old man” lacrosse with a team out of Baltimore – they enjoy competing in tournaments around the country.