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GREGORY DOTSON

Vice President – Engineer Manager, Neel-Shaffer, Inc.

    Gregory Dotson, P.E. has over 20 years of experience in engineering, of which 17 years have been in transportation, traffic, and ITS engineering. Dotson earned his BSCE from The University of Memphis in May 1997 and his Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from Union University in December 2012. He began his engineering career with PDR Engineers (now Tetra‐Tech) in Memphis where was responsible for designing traffic signals and conducting traffic feasibility studies. Then he worked for Storage USA as a Project Engineer where he oversaw the design and construction of storage facilities across the U.S. Afterwards, he joined Parsons Transportation Group as a Transportation Engineer and added to his traffic engineering experience by designing traffic signals and signal timing, conducting traffic feasibility studies, and calculating traffic forecasts.

    From 2004 to 2013, Dotson was employed by Gresham Smith and Partners (GS&P), a national architectural and engineering firm, in the Transportation Division. During his tenure at GS&P, he served as a Senior Transportation Engineer, Construction Engineering Inspection Manager, and Project Manager. In December 2013, Dotson joined Gannett Fleming as a Senior Traffic Engineer and Project Manager in hopes of expanding Gannett Fleming’s engineering practice in the Greater Memphis Area and in the Southeastern U.S. In July 2015, Dotson joined Neel‐Shaffer as the Engineering Manager for their Memphis Office where he will help strengthen their presence in the Greater Memphis Area. He has been an active member of ITE since 2004, presenting at the TSITE Winter meetings in 2008 and 2015, participating in the TSITE Leadership Program in the Fall of 2012, and presenting at the TSITE Leadership Program in the Fall of 2014.

    Dotson currently serves as President of TSITE, member of Leadership Committee for SDITE, and the STEM Outreach for Disadvantaged Populations/Communities Subcommittee for International ITE. Dotson is also actively involved with the student chapter of ITE at the University of Memphis (U of M) where he now serves as a professional mentor. Under his leadership, this chapter has won three grants from ITE, which allowed the students the privilege of conducting trip generation studies that have been published in the ITE Trip Generation Manual.

    Dotson is also highly involved in the Intelligent Transportation Society of Tennessee (ITSTN) where he is currently serving as a board member. Dotson was also selected to be a member of the Steering Committee for the Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) for West Tennessee. In this role, he provides vital input to teachers and program directors concerning the curriculum that will be taught to students who are considering careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields.

    Originally from Memphis, TN, Dotson now resides in Cordova, TN with his wife, Chundra, and their three children ‐ Chatoria (25), Dotson (20), and Cayla (19). He enjoys pastoring Community of Believers Church in Olive Branch, MS, and his hobbies include basketball, running, and playing the trumpet.