Raj Basavaraju is a Principal Owner at Transcend Engineers & Planners, LLC. He has 16 years of engineering consulting experience in Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Tolling and ITS. Raj has been the Membership Committee Chair for TAG since April 2014 and the Motion Map Committee Co-Chair since June 2015. In addition, Raj is the membership and program development committee chair for ACEC Houston, Technical Committee Co-Chair for TexITE Houston, Board of Director with Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and Past President of ASIE. Raj has a MBA from University of Maryland, Masters in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Osmania University in India.
Delvin L. Dennis, PE
Delvin L. Dennis, PE, is a Vice President for RPS Klotz Associates. He has 36 years of experience in planning, engineering design, project management and program management in surface transportation initiatives.
Delvin served as the TxDOT Houston District Engineer where he was responsible for managing all district operations and a budget in excess of $1 billion annually.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston in 1980 and his license as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas in 1985. Delving has spent his entire professional career as a Civil Engineer in the Houston Region. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
David Hagy has over 20 years of experience managing projects, formulating policy, conducting strategic planning, and leading outreach for state and local governments and federal agencies. Most recently, David was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to Booz Allen, David spent over four years in the U.S. Department of Justice. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate as Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
Before leaving for Washington, David spent nine years working in local government in Harris County and Houston, Texas. David holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Tulane University and a B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University. He lives in Houston with his wife Sarah and their four children.
Dr. Carol Lewis,
Carol Abel Lewis, Ph.D. is a Professor in Transportation Studies and Emeritus Director of the Center for Transportation Training and Research at Texas Southern University.
In 2008, Lewis was named principal investigator for Texas Southern University’s designation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Petrochemical Transportation Security Center of Excellence. She also serves as a member of the Gulf Coast Rail District. From 2004 to 2009, she served as transportation advisor to Houston Mayor Bill White and as Chair of the City’s Planning Commission.
Lewis holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in Political Science and M.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of Iowa.
Robert A. Maxwell
Robert Maxwell’s experience includes the performance of Operations and Business Development for multiple Offices and Divisions across a wide geographic distribution.
He has provided program management, feasibility studies, schematic planning, long range planning, preliminary engineering, final design, construction administration, and construction management for public works and infrastructure.
Robert has been engaged in governmental and legislative affairs from the city level up to the Texas legislature supporting key business, infrastructure funding and engineering initiatives.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS UPTOWN HOUSTON DISTRICT
Delia Mizwa joined the Uptown Houston District 15 years ago as Director of Marketing and Communications. Among other responsibilities, she is tasked with creating and maintaining a brand identity for Uptown Houston; building relationships with the Uptown community and media to communicate Uptown projects; producing the Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting, Houston’s most beloved event to kick-off the holiday season; and currently building a brand identity, strategy and communications plan for the construction of the Post Oak Boulevard Dedicated Bus Lanes project.
Before joining the Uptown Houston District in 2000, Delia held positions as Public Relations and Publicity Director for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Gulf Greyhound Park and Six Flags AstroWorld. Delia has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas.
Gregg Reyes is President & CEO of Reytec Construction Resources, Inc. with 20 years in construction practice. He has been an active member of HCA since 2008. He served as President of the National Association of Minority Contractors-Houston and is a member of the Associated General Contractor’s of America.
Reytec Construction Resources, Inc. is a full service general contractor headquartered in Houston, Texas. Focusing on quality workmanship, on-time performance and competitive pricing. Gregg takes pride in its ability to self perform with his own forces and equipment all site work, road excavation, concrete structures, foundation, paving, underground utilities including sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and domestic water systems.
Theresa Rodriguez currently serves as President of BayTran, a non-profit advocacy organization focused on improving infrastructure and reducing traffic congestion within Houston’s Bay Area region.
Prior to joining Arup, Theresa worked for eight years in the Greater Houston Partnership’s Public Policy Division, working on issues from transportation to quality of life and education.
Theresa attended the University of Texas at Austin. She is a graduate of the METRO Transit Academy, a Leadership Houston Class XXXIII Fellow, and a volunteer with Barrio Dogs, Inc. She has been an engaged TAG member, providing valued support and advice since TAG’s inception.