GS&P Adds New Transportation Leaders in Baton Rouge

Senior Transportation Engineers John Weres and Suzanne McCain To Lead New Teams

April 05, 2017   |   Baton Rouge,  La.   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces the addition of new transportation professionals to the firm’s Baton Rouge office. New Senior Transportation Engineer John Weres, P.E., will lead bridge design services and new Senior Transportation Engineer Suzanne McCain, P.E., LSI, will lead roadway design services. Both Weres and McCain are veterans in their respective fields, and they are each focused on building teams of talented engineers to serve the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) and other agencies throughout the Gulf Coast region. They will also support bridge and roadway design services in GS&P’s other office locations in the Southeast.

“The transportation market in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast is growing and GS&P is committed to expanding our service lines and staff to meet and exceed the needs of our clients,” commented Bert Moore, P.E., P.L.S., PTOE, senior transportation engineer at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We look forward to raising the bar with new bridge and roadway services, and John and Suzanne are well-suited to guide the development of these teams. They have impressive backgrounds in transportation design, a wealth of knowledge of the region’s infrastructure and tremendous leadership skills. We are proud to welcome them to GS&P.”

Throughout his 36-year career, Weres has gained high-profile bridge experience throughout Louisiana, the Gulf Coast and the Eastern U.S., where he has led many aspects of design from conceptual and preliminary through final design and construction. His engineering portfolio includes multi-level interchanges, truss rehabilitations, suspension bridge rehabilitations, phased construction, deep foundations, complex geometry/pier geometry and steel/concrete girder design. Prior to joining GS&P, Weres worked at Atkins (formerly PBS&J) and AECOM. He is a member of ACEC’s Louisiana chapter and the Louisiana Engineering Society. Weres earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Duquesne University.

McCain brings deep knowledge of LADOTD’s transportation design process as well as three decades of management experience for a wide variety of multi-million-dollar roadway design projects including highway widening, multi-level interchanges, intersection improvements, roundabouts, urban and rural corridor improvements, and access management projects. She most recently served as engineer director at Fenstermaker in Baton Rouge. McCain also spent 13 years as a civil engineer with LADOTD. She is the Louisiana delegate for the American Public Works Association (APWA). She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana 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.

“The transportation market in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast is growing and GS&P is committed to expanding our service lines and staff to meet and exceed the needs of our clients. We look forward to raising the bar with new bridge and roadway services, and John and Suzanne are well-suited to guide the development of these teams. ”

Bert Moore, P.E., P.L.S., PTOE, GS&P senior transportation engineer
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