Allen Johnson Expands GS&P's Project Management Services

New Leader Will Focus on Traffic Ops, Safety Program Management for GDOT

September 06, 2017   |   Atlanta,  Ga.   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Allen Johnson, P.E., PMP, has joined GS&P as a senior project manager in the firm’s Midtown Atlanta office. Johnson brings more than 30 years of experience managing design and construction projects throughout the United States. He also offers expertise in program management, transportation design and public-private partnerships. At GS&P, Johnson will focus on project delivery for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), including GS&P’s contract for traffic operations and safety program management consultant services.

“It’s an honor to welcome Allen to GS&P’s transportation team in Atlanta,” said Jeremy Busby, P.E., GS&P’s Midtown Atlanta Office Transportation Leader. “His track record in project and program management will help us continue to raise the bar on the solutions and services we’re providing to GDOT and our other regional clients. Above all, Allen is dedicated to results. He knows how to collaborate with various groups and stakeholders to get the job done the right way.”

“DOTS have more work than they’ve had in years, and they’re juggling those additional projects and programs with a downsized staff,” commented Johnson. “What I enjoy most about my job is helping the DOTs to navigate those challenges, including budgets, personnel and schedules, and ultimately steering them toward success. Transportation is an integral part of our communities, so there’s no more rewarding field to be in.”

Johnson previously served as a vice president for Kennedy Engineering & Associates Group, where he managed the design, inspection, environmental and construction engineering staff in Georgia and Florida. He was the design manager for the City of Atlanta’s $250 million Quality of Life Bond Program, which included sidewalk and streetscape improvements, public plazas, greenways, and other transportation improvements. Johnson was also project manager for the City of Atlanta’s Hollywood Road bridge replacement project. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, for which he previously served as president of the Georgia Section. Outside of the office, he is involved with Leadership Sandy Springs and the Sandy Springs Youth Sports organization. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Georgia State University.

GS&P’s Transportation professionals deliver comprehensive planning, design, environmental, architectural 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.

“Above all, Allen is dedicated to results. He knows how to collaborate with various groups and stakeholders to get the job done the right way.”

Jeremy Busby, P.E., GS&P’s Midtown Atlanta Office Transportation Leader
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