Nikki Boden Joins GS&P's Kentucky Transportation Group from KYTC

Former Engineering Supervisor Will Lead Utility Coordination Services

August 09, 2017   |   Lexington,  Ky.   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Nikki Boden, P.E., has joined GS&P as senior transportation engineer in the firm’s Lexington office. Boden’s 12 years of professional experience with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) equip her with high-level knowledge of project delivery processes and infrastructure needs throughout the commonwealth. At GS&P, Boden will lead utility coordination services for the Kentucky Transportation group as well as serve as a project manager and transportation designer.

“Nikki comes to GS&P with an exceptional understanding of Kentucky transportation projects and KYTC’s processes,” said Jim Brannon, P.E., senior vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “As her leadership roles have grown statewide, she’s gained diverse experience in roadway design, traffic design and utility coordination. Nikki’s technical knowledge, coupled with her leadership experience and proven track record in building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships, will be tremendously valuable. We’re proud to welcome Nikki to our firm.”

“I’m excited to transition from KYTC to the private sector, where I can use my background to bring a unique perspective to GS&P’s clients,” said Boden. “I recognize that it’s important to begin utility coordination early in the design phase, and I thrive on the collaboration aspect of my job, bringing people together in pursuit of a common goal. I’m proud to work in an industry that offers my colleagues and me the opportunity to introduce real safety and mobility improvements in the communities where we work. I look forward to working with my GS&P teammates on the transportation solutions that are making Kentucky a leader in transportation infrastructure.”

Prior to joining GS&P, Boden was a transportation engineer supervisor at KYTC. She managed the utility program and utility division for five years, leading projects totaling up to $50 million. A few of her recent projects include serving as design utility project manager for a new connector road on Northern Kentucky University’s campus, which required intensive collaboration with university leaders and utility companies; leading utility coordination on the U.S 42 roadway widening through Carrol County’s industrial corridor; and leading utility coordination for KY 9’s reconstruction through Newport’s riverfront corridor. Boden also led the development and publication of KYTC’s statewide utility construction bid items. While managing the utility division, Boden held a dual role as design project manager for numerous design projects including safety improvements, congestion mitigation, drainage system rebuilds, road widening and access management corridor improvements. 

Outside of the office, Boden is involved with the International Highway Engineering Exchange Program (IHEEP) Conference 2017. She was named a Next Generation Leadership Award finalist in 2013 and 2014. Boden has volunteered her time with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society since 2008. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Xavier University.

GS&P's Transportation professionals deliver comprehensive planning, design, environmental, architectural and construction phase services for highway, transit, aviation and rail facilities. 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.

“Nikki comes to GS&P with an exceptional understanding of Kentucky transportation projects and KYTC’s processes. Her technical knowledge, coupled with her leadership experience and proven track record in building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships, will be tremendously valuable.”

Jim Brannon, P.E., GS&P senior vice president
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