ANNAPOLIS (March 10, 2009) Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) welcomed Gregory Greg Welker as its new Deputy Administrator and Chief Engineer for Operations. Heading the SHA divisions dedicated to construction, maintenance, traffic safety, emergency preparedness and system preservation, as well as quality assurance and testing of materials, Greg will keep a pulse on the States transportation network comprised of more than 17,000 lane miles, 2,500 bridges and more than 2,300 traffic signals.
With more than 20 years of experience at Maryland State Highway Administration, Greg has earned a reputation for sound leadership, technical expertise, customer service and fiscal prudence, said Maryland State Highway Administrator (SHA) Neil J. Pedersen. Greg is not only a skilled professional in the field of civil engineering, but a leader who can successfully guide the future of SHAs public service, safety programs and environmental stewardess.
Honing his administrative and technical skills over the last two decades, Greg began his State Highway career in the construction inspection division in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Later Greg would manage multiple large projects as an area engineer, then be promoted to Assistant District Engineer for Construction for a large rural area encompassing the upper Eastern Shore. In 2001 Greg was appointed to the senior management position of District Engineer overseeing all maintenance, traffic, design, construction and emergency response operations in Anne Arundel County and southern Maryland.
Greg earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University where he participated in a cooperative education program that exposed him to project management for the Washington D.C. Convention Center as well as the United States Coast Guard. Greg lives with his wife Jenny in Bowie.
Source: Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)