Blaine Leonard, P.E., D.GE, Pres.10.ASCE

Transportation Technology Engineer, Utah Department of Transportation

Blaine Leonard, P.E., Pres.10.ASCE, is the Transportation Technology Engineer at the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Salt Lake City. In this role, he leads the planning and deployment of connected and automated vehicles and related traffic management technologies. His team is on the forefront of operational, connected vehicle deployments. Blaine is co-chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Technology Subcommittee, co-chair of the Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) Coalition Strategic Initiatives Working Group and co-chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Roadside Unit Standardization Working Group. He has chaired the AASHTO Connected and Automated Vehicles Working Group, and led the SPaT Challenge Tactical Working Group, an effort encouraging transportation agencies around the country to deploy connected vehicle technology. He is a member of the ASCE T&DI CAV Impacts Committee, and several other industry groups focused on connected and automated vehicles. Prior to joining UDOT in 2001, Blaine spent 20 years in the consulting engineering business, including in principal and ownership roles.

Mr. Leonard served as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2010 and has been involved in many national roles and committees within ASCE. He has received the ASCE William Wisely American Civil Engineer Award, the AASHTO Alfred E Johnson Achievement Award, the Thomas A. Lenox Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Leadership Award, the SAE Lloyd L. WIthrow Distinguished Speaker Award, and has been named the Utah Engineer of the Year. He is a licensed engineer in six western states and is the Chair of the Utah Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Board.