Ben Ritchey, PMP
Ben Ritchey, CDM Smith’s client service leader and project manager is inspired by “the advancement we’re seeing in transportation technologies. The adoption and deployment of emerging technologies by public and private sectors will improve mobility, safety, and productivity,” he says.
He brings over 30 years of transportation research experience, primarily for the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), and he has extensive project management experience on large, highly visible Federal Highway Administration projects. He has also completed large projects for the US Department of Homeland Security, the transportation industry, and the US Department of Energy.
Ben is no stranger to working with diverse, cross-functional teams to complete projects. “The diversity of expertise opens many opportunities for collaboration. For example, our transportation staff can work closely with our water experts to solve a high-level challenge like infrastructure resiliency,” he says.
Currently serving as the firm’s client service leader for the USDOT, Ben says, “technology brings some chaos, but also valuable opportunities for the transportation industry to improve mobility, safety and productivity.”