Paul Skoutelas, a seven-year employee of Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been appointed Director of the firm's Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center (TEC). Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global infrastructure strategic consulting, planning, engineering and program/construction management organization.
In his new position, Mr. Skoutelas provides leadership and strategic direction to the TEC with a focus on growing the firm's transit and rail business, enhancing marketing capabilities, and strengthening client relationships. He continues to serve as the firm's transit and rail market leader with responsibility for strategic and tactical advice to Parsons Brinckerhoff's clients on transit issues within the Americas.
A Senior Vice President, Mr. Skoutelas joined Parsons Brinckerhoff after serving as Chief Executive Officer at two of the nation's most prominent public transportation agencies—the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh and the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) in Orlando. He has served on numerous boards and committees for organizations including the American Public Transportation Association, the Transportation Research Board, the National Transit Institute, and the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including being named by Metro Magazine as one of the Ten Most Respected Transit Managers in the US and Canada and one of the 25 Most Interesting People in Transit; ranked as one of Pittsburgh's top 50 business leaders by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; designated as one of the "People to Watch" in The Pittsburgh Business Times; recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in Business Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business; and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.
Mr. Skoutelas received bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Penn State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a registered professional engineer.