Gresham Smith Adds to Transportation Program Management Expertise

May 6, 2020

Gresham Smith is adding Michelle Hirose, P.E., as a deputy program manager in the firm’s Midtown Atlanta office.

“Michelle is a great addition to our program management team,” said Jody Braswell, Georgia state transportation leader at Gresham Smith. “She brings extensive experience in transportation design as well as specific local government expertise in the metro Atlanta area.”

At the firm, she’ll serve as a liaison with the Georgia Department of Transportation Office of Program Delivery. She will oversee project delivery from design to construction as a part of the firm’s contract to manage GDOT’s Traffic Operations and Safety program.

Hirose joins the firm with more than 20 years of experience in transportation engineering and design. She most recently served as senior engineer for the city of Decatur, Georgia, where she lead the engineering division and oversaw public works services, land development, right-of-way, permitting, and roadway maintenance. Previously, she was a senior transportation engineer with the city of Roswell, Georgia, where she lead the effort to build the city’s historic gateway project with GDOT and National Park Services. Before she worked in municipal government, she held various roles as an engineer and design consultant with RS&H, URS and Lockwood Greene. She received her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Gresham Smith’s transportation professionals deliver comprehensive management, planning, design, environmental, and construction phase services for highway, transit, aviation and rail facilities throughout the Southeast. The staff of engineers, planners and scientists capitalize on the firm’s diverse blend of markets and disciplines to offer a truly integrated and sustainable approach that considers all perspectives and offers practical, forward-thinking solutions.