Leadership

At ATG | DCCM, our success is driven by the exceptional leadership team at the core of our operations. Comprising dedicated professionals with diverse expertise, our team brings passion, innovation, and a collaborative spirit to every project. United by a shared commitment to excellence, our leadership team thrives on challenges, turning visions into reality. Explore the profiles of the individuals steering our success and discover the collective strength that defines ATG | DCCM.

President & Principal Planner

JD Allen, AICP, WSO-CSSD, TSSP-Rail/Bus, PTSCTP

JD Allen, President and Principal Planner at ATG | DCCM, brings over 30 years of expertise in urban mobility planning, prioritization, safety oversight, public outreach, land use analysis, and federal compliance for States, MPOs, and transit agencies. Beginning as an MPO planner, he progressed to become the MPO Director for the Lake Charles Urbanized Area and later the Executive Director of a regional planning commission in southwest Louisiana.

An adept facilitator, JD excels in communicating, motivating, and fostering consensus among diverse groups. His leadership spans community-level mobility plans, regional efforts like Metropolitan Transportation Plans, and statewide planning initiatives. JD is a trusted partner to State DOTs, MPOs, and communities in the southern United States. He expertly manages traffic impact assessments for major industrial projects, including multibillion-dollar oil and gas facilities in Louisiana and Texas.

JD is affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the World Safety Organization. He holds certifications as a Certified Safety and Security Director in both Rail and Bus and actively participates in several TRB committees.

Executive Vice President & COO

Chad Wood, PE, PTOE

Chad Wood, PE, PTOE, brings over 25 years of transportation engineering experience to his role as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, showcasing exceptional leadership and technical proficiency. His career trajectory reflects a commitment to enhancing transportation infrastructure, leading to pivotal roles in designing and implementing projects that shape communities and improve lives. Collaborating extensively with municipal and DOT clients, Chad has developed a deep understanding of large-scale transportation initiatives, delivering superior results and exceeding client expectations consistently across various engineering facets.

As Executive Vice President and COO, Chad spearheads organizational strategies that align with the evolving needs of the transportation landscape. Valuing collaboration, he fosters a work environment where every voice is heard, empowering teams to leverage their talents and perspectives. Chad’s dedication to optimizing operational efficiency and maximizing organizational performance is evident in his strategic initiatives, which enhance productivity, streamline processes, and sustain growth. With a steadfast commitment to advancing transportation infrastructure, he continues to inspire colleagues, shaping the future with deliberate purpose and long-term vision.

Leadership Team

Director of Engineering

Jack Shick, PE, PTOE

Human Resources Director

Larry Irvine

Controller

Kim McDonald

CIO

Daniel Rios

Vice President, Director of Planning

Ed Elam, AICP, PTP, TSSP-Rail/Bus, PTSCTP

Operations Manager

Sheena Tolentino

Marketing Manager

Ashley LaManna

Asst Director of Planning

Tim Smith, AICP, PMP

Director of Engineering

Jack Shick, PE, PTOE

Jack Shick, PE, PTOE serves as Director of Engineering & Vice President with over 24 years of experience in transportation engineering projects, specializing in traffic analysis and design. A strategic team leader, Jack is dedicated to fostering growth and expansion within his team and their capabilities. He has successfully led multidisciplinary teams to optimize traffic flow and increasing safety of our transportation infrastructure on various projects throughout Texas and the Nation. Jack is passionate about remaining at the forefront of industry trends and driving continuous improvement of our nation’s transportation infrastructure to improve the lives of its users.

Human Resources Director

Larry Irvine

Larry, a seasoned Human Resources Professional with over three decades of dedicated service in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Larry has consistently demonstrated his acumen in recruiting staff at all levels. His keen eye for talent and intuitive understanding of organizational needs have allowed him to assemble high-performing teams that drive success. Beyond recruitment, Larry is a visionary in designing, developing, and facilitating innovative training programs. By leveraging cutting-edge methodologies and tailored approaches, he empowers employees to continually enhance their skills and adapt to evolving industry demands. His strategic mindset and emphasis on process improvements drive efficiency and productivity across the organization.

Controller

Kim McDonald

Kim McDonald is a seasoned financial controller with a blend of financial expertise and industry-specific knowledge, she specializes in optimizing financial strategies to drive profitability and sustainable growth for ATG | DCCM. Throughout her career, Kim has demonstrated proficiency in financial management, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis tailored specifically to the unique needs of engineering firms. Her hands-on experience in project-based accounting and cost management enables her to effectively manage project finances, mitigate risks, and ensure project profitability. With a proven track record of success and a dedication to driving financial excellence, Kim continues to make a significant impact as a Controller, contributing to our success and long-term sustainability.

CIO

Daniel Rios

Daniel Rios is an accomplished Chief Information Officer (CIO) with over twenty years of experience in information systems development and technology management. With a background in management information systems, he has led enterprise-level software development/infrastructure projects and implemented cutting-edge technologies to drive innovation. Daniel excels in aligning IT initiatives with business goals and utilizing emerging technologies to ensure robust IT infrastructure and cybersecurity capabilities. 

Vice President, Director of Planning

Ed Elam, AICP, PTP, TSSP-Rail/Bus, PTSCTP

As Vice President, Director of Planning with ATG | DCCM, Ed Elam, AICP, PTP, TSSP-Rail/Bus, PTSCTP, brings a diverse knowledge of transportation planning, federal and state programs, data, community engagement, and industry best practices to every project and pursuit. A seasoned project manager, Ed has lead teams both large and small to successfully complete projects within scope, and budget. Understanding that projects can transform communities and improve opportunities, he is adept at harnessing community commentary, stakeholder interviews, and agency consultation to arrive at consensus opinions which propel projects forward. Ed’s projects result in actionable items which support local decision making and establishes priority for short- to long-term capital investments.

Operations Manager

Sheena Tolentino

As ATG | DCCM’s Operations Manager, Sheena has a comprehensive skill set encompassing the management of project billings, accounts receivable, vendor and client contracting, rate negotiations, as well as project financial reporting and tracking. With a background in finance, Sheena oversees the intricacies of project financial operations while ensuring projects remain on schedule and within budget. Sheena champions cross-departmental cooperation and the facilitation of open communication channels, which not only enhances project outcomes but also cultivates a culture of teamwork, mutual respect, and empowerment. These efforts drive the organization forward towards its strategic objectives.

Marketing Manager

Ashley LaManna

As a seasoned Marketing Manager with ATG | DCCM, Ashley brings a robust background in design, proposal development, and corporate communications, particularly within transportation service lines. With a proven track record of executing successful campaigns, she specializes in leveraging market insights to drive brand visibility and customer engagement. Her strategic planning and creative execution consistently yield measurable results, enhancing brand awareness and fueling market growth while effectively engaging stakeholders to drive business objectives forward.

Asst Director of Planning

Tim Smith, AICP, PMP

With over 19 years as a professional Planner in both the public and private sectors, Tim brings a wide range of land use and transportation planning experience to the benefit of our clients at ATG | DCCM. Tim’s project management and work experience include multiple levels of planning from Statewide, Regional, Local and corridor or site-specific. Specific areas of expertise include multimodal long-range planning, needs analysis, project selection and prioritization, freight planning, and policy. He enjoys getting to know and working with clients and partners to develop programs, plans, and projects that provide positive and lasting benefits to society. How can ATG | DCCM help you plan for your desired future?

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