Cambridge Systematics Fully Integrates Planning Practices to Best Meet Current and Future Client Needs
July 5, 2017 (MEDFORD, MA) – Cambridge Systematics (CS) President and CEO Brad Wright announced this week that, effective immediately, the firm is consolidating its planning practices under the leadership of CS Principal and Executive Vice President James Brogan. The group will handle all of CS’ work in planning and management, as well as implementation services.
Previously, CS’ Transportation Planning and Management area and its Freight Planning group worked closely together on many projects but were under separate business line leadership.
“This new structure will better enable us to meet our clients’ current and emerging needs,” said Wright. “The market is trending to planning integration. Just as we saw the market direction that led us to segment Freight from the core planning practice years ago, now we stand ready to meet our clients’ requirements as they shift back to an integrated approach. The change makes us responsive to the market, and thus serves CS’ goal of growth driven by client needs.”
The group encompasses four national practice areas: Planning and Policy; Freight and Economics; Safety; and Transit and Rail. “This underscores the importance that CS has long placed on sharing best practices and coordinating across offices with the national practice expertise, to ensure that we provide the best solution for each of our clients,” said Brogan. “We continue to combine our national knowledge leadership with regional expertise and management, so we remain close to our clients and intimately understand their needs while bringing in the full weight of CS’ experience from our work across the country and at the Federal level.”
Brogan comes to the role after leading the Freight business line for the past six years of his 17-year CS career. “Jim is a nationally recognized expert in many of our planning domains, making him the ideal leader to forge an integrated future for our planning business,” said Wright. After joining the firm in 2000, Brogan progressed to the rank of Principal in 2009, playing a key role in managing strategic planning projects for a range of CS’ clients. He relocated from CS’ Massachusetts headquarters to Austin in 2006 to launch the office there, and finally to Los Angeles in 2014 as its Office Director, in each case making an enormous impact that helped these CS locations achieve close regional client relationships. Since 2011, Jim has successfully served as Executive Vice President of the Freight business line and played a key role as a member of the firm’s Executive Leadership Team.
Joining Brogan in the management of the newly integrated group is Tracy Selin as its Operations Manager, leading day-to-day operations. Selin, a Principal of CS located in its Atlanta, GA office, most recently has served as Operations Manager for the Transportation Planning and Management business line. Tracy has 21 years of transportation planning and model applications experience across each of the practice areas within the combined business line. She has worked extensively at the national level, developing long-standing relationships with national organizations TRB and AMPO, and she has developed close client relationships as well as a broad project portfolio in the southeast US where she is located.
“While these may be internal changes, we ensure that the needs of our clients guide us as we make decisions about the structure and leadership of Cambridge Systematics,” said Wright.
About Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
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