Faria Emamian, P.E. - President
Faria Emamian is the Assistant Division Engineer in Oklahoma Department of Transportation
(ODOT)'s Traffic Engineering Division, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has held that position
since November of 2009. He manages four branches of ODOT Traffic Engineering Division which
are responsible for the design, of Traffic Control, signals, lighting, traffic Engineering
analysis, and signs fabrication.
Faria received his Bachelor of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1984 and Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering 1992. He joined the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and completed the Engineer-in-Training Program in July of 1986. He then joined ODOT's Roadway Design Division where he worked until September of 1994. For three years he worked as project engineer at El-Reno residency before he joined the Traffic engineering division as Engineering Manager for Design team. In November of 2009 he was promoted to Assistant Division Engineer.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma, and has been a member of the Oklahoma Traffic Engineering Association since 1997 and has been President and ODOT Director, and currently serves as the Vice-President.
Faria has been married to his wife Dorothea for 26 years. They have three children, Laura- Medical student at University of Oklahoma and graduate of Baylor University, Sheila - a sophomore student at University of Oklahoma, and Monica - a junior at Edmond North high school.
David Riesland, P.E. - Vice President
David moved to Norman with his wife, Donna, and his daughter, Ellie, in the fall of 2009 from Tennessee.
David received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in
December 1986 and December 1987, respectively. Following completion of his Masters degree at Illinois,
David enrolled at Texas A&M University and completed the Masters curriculum in traffic engineering at
the Texas Transportation Institute. Prior to graduation with a second Masters degree, David received a
job offer to work with a regional consulting firm in Nashville, Tennessee, prior to completing the second
Masters degree. As this was close to his home, David accepted that offer and left TTI.
David worked as a consultant from February 1990 until July 2009. His position at his firm was eliminated in the receding economy. David applied with the City of Norman for an open Assistant Traffic Engineers position and began working in Norman in September of 2009. His wife and daughter moved from Tennessee to Norman in October. David is a registered engineer in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, and Georgia. David has since been promoted to the City Traffic Engineer position within the City of Norman. In his spare time, David enjoys coin collecting, minor furniture refinishing, traveling, spending time with family, reading, and enjoying the family pets.
Kristie Drury, P.E., - ODOT/OTA Director
Kristie Drury is the Construction Engineer with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority where she oversees projects that are currently under construction. She achieved her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University and is currently completing the curriculum for a Masters Degree in Transportation from OSU. In addition, Kristie earned an Associate's Degree in Industrial Drafting from OSU Tech. in OKC. Prior to going to OTA, Kristie served as an Engineering Manager in the ODOT's Traffic Division, she also served as a Lead Engineer in ODOT's Roadway Division as well as three years as a Project Engineer in the Edmond Construction Residency.
Joyce Flatt - Consultant/Supplier/Contractor Director
Richard McCubbin, P.E. - FHWA/City/County Director
Richard McCubbin is a civil engineer in the Oklahoma City Public Works Department Traffic Management Division. Some
of his primary job duties include the design and review of construction documents for new traffic signals and related traffic
improvement projects; plan review in conjunction with new land development and redevelopment; providing coordination
support for special events; and administration of the UPWP traffic count data collection program providing traffic data to the
Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) and their Traffic Count database website. He joined the Public
Works Department in March 2011.
Before joining Oklahoma City, he worked for CPH Engineers in their Jacksonville, Florida office for nearly four (4) years as the principal Traffic Engineer. At CPH, he was responsible for traffic impact studies, traffic signal design and access management for major retail clients. His duties there included providing close support of client development applications to a variety of government commissions and city councils. Prior to working for CPH, Richard served as the City Traffic Engineer for the City of Jacksonville, Florida. As City Traffic Engineer his primary job duties include the design and review of construction documents for new traffic signals and related traffic improvement projects; plan review in conjunction with new land development and redevelopment; and providing coordination support for special events including Super Bowl XXXIX.
Richard McCubbin is a veteran of the USAF and a 1994 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, earning a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He became a registered professional engineer in the State of Oklahoma in 1999. He is currently registered in Oklahoma, Texas and Florida, a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, a current member of the Oklahoma Traffic Engineering Association and a former member of International Municipal Signal Association.
Don Russell, P.E. - Past President
Don Russell received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and has been a
registered Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma for more than 30 years. As the owner of Russell Engineering Inc.,
located in Oklahoma City, he works with counties, cities, Native American tribes, and other entities to design roadway and
bridge projects across Oklahoma.
In addition to the design of bridges and roadways, his expertise includes all aspects of project development, including feasibility studies, funding and programming, environmental studies, right-of-way acquisition, plan preparation, on-site construction observation, and representing his client in public meetings involving community concerns about construction.
Don is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Pubic Works Association, Oklahoma Traffic Engineers Association, and the Consulting Engineers Council of Oklahoma. He has been an instructor for the Work Zone Traffic Control Certification Class, offered through the Oklahoma Traffic Engineers Association, since 1997. He enjoys volunteering to judge science fair projects and participating in Engineering Fairs and Career Days to promote the field of engineering to students.
Angelo Lombardo, P.E. - Secretary/Treasurer/OTEField Editor
Angelo Lombardo is the City Traffic Engineer in Norman, Oklahoma. He has held that position since October 1 of 1992. He manages the City's
Traffic Control Division in the Public Works Department which is responsible for the design, maintenance and operation of 170 traffic signals,
more than 35,000 traffic control signs and pavement markings on more than 500 miles of roadways.
Angelo received his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1983 and 1984 respectively. Upon graduation he joined the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and completed their Engineer-in-Training Program in May of 1985. He then joined ODOT's Traffic Engineering Division where he worked until September of 1992.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma, a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and its Missouri Valley Section, where he currently serves as President in the Board of Direction. He has been a member of the Oklahoma Traffic Engineering Association since 1986 and has been President and City/State/County Director, and currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer and Editor of the OTEField - the organization's quarterly Newsletter.
Angelo has been married to his wife Annie for 25 years. Annie is also an engineer and works for ODOT's Bridge Division as an Engineering Manager. They have four children, Alicia - a Physician Assistant and recent graduate from Marquette University, Anna - a graduate student at Marquette University majoring in Speech Pathology, Maria - a junior majoring in nursing also at Marquette University, and Michael Angelo, a freshman at the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in art.