B.J. Hawkins, P.E., P.T.O.E. - President

B.J. Hawkins was born and raised in Oklahoma. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2006. Upon graduation he joined Traffic Engineering Consultants, Inc. (TEC) full-time after interning there during college. He worked at the TEC Tulsa office for 3 years before relocating back to the Oklahoma City office in 2009.

B.J. is a registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma and Texas and has also obtained his Professional Traffic Operations Engineer certification. He is responsible for a variety of projects including conducting traffic impact studies and designing traffic signal, signing, striping, and lighting plans. B.J. has been married to his wife Julie since 2006 and has one son, Carson.

Esther Shaw, P.E., - Vice President

Esther M. Shaw-Smith, PE, PTOE is the Branch Manager of the Oklahoma office of Lee Engineering, a specialty traffic engineering firm founded over 29 years ago with offices in Phoenix, Dallas, Albuquerque, and San Antonio. She has held this position since the office was opened in January 2012. She is responsible for the primary project management, engineering design, and business development duties for the office. Lee Engineering performs traffic engineering work for ODOT, OTA, local municipalities, professional design consultant firms, and developers. Esther has worked in the consultant field for over 14 years and has experience in the government sector.

Esther received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma and Texas, a registered Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association, the Society of American Military Engineers, and the OU Alumni Association. Esther has been a member of the Oklahoma Traffic Engineering Association since 2005.

Esther and her husband Chris live in Norman and have two sons, Eli & Daniel.

David Glabas, P.E. - ODOT/OTA Director

David Glabas came to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in 1991 after graduating from Northeastern State University with a degree in Mathematics. David worked for Bridge Design for 10 years and during the latter 5 went back to school and completed a degree in Civil Engineering.

Immediately following, he went to work for Division One, in eastern Oklahoma, and spent all of his 8 years there in Traffic to eventually become the Field Division Traffic Engineer.

When ODOT created its first Highway Safety Engineer position David accepted this position which he held from 2009 to 2014. In late 2014 he became the Assistant Chief Traffic Engineer which he holds today. His responsibilities include managing six branches of the ODOT’s Traffic Engineering Division. David has 26 years with ODOT and his ongoing passion is to continue to make Oklahoma Highways safer.

He has been married to the love of his life, Beth, for 27 years and she is the positive influence in his life that always keeps him pointed in the right direction. Their daughter, McKenzie, is now 14 and her personality includes ..."always to laugh". This keeps both of them pointed in the right direction. His hobbies are racquetball and motorcycling (when the arthritic knee allows). He also just loves visiting with folks.

Michael Ludi - FHWA/City/County Director

Michael Ludi is the Assistant City Engineer for the City of Shawnee. He worked in the private sector for 12 years before deciding to work for the City of Shawnee in 2008. A few of his job duties include the design and plan production of city projects, construction administration, floodplain management, development plan review, over site of the Street Department, and the management of the Traffic Department.

Michael has been married to his wife Kristin since 1997 and has one daughter and one son. He enjoys riding motorcycles, hitting the trails with friends on ATV’s, and doing a little off roading in his Jeep.

Michael Hofener, P.E., P.T.O.E. - Consultant Director

Michael is currently a principal with the firm of Traffic Engineering Consultants, Inc. (TEC). He has been with TEC in the Oklahoma City office since April 2007. Prior to joining TEC, Michael worked for the Dallas office of Kimley-Horn and Associates from September 2003 to March 2007. He has been involved in transportation/traffic engineering since 1996 (including internships and full-time employment). The majority of his experience is in traffic impact studies, roadway and interchange capacity studies, traffic signal design, signing and striping design, traffic signal timing and operations, design of construction plans for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and traffic signal system communication design.

Michael graduated from the University of Oklahoma with his Bachelor’s degree in August of 2001. Subsequent to obtaining his Bachelor’s degree he enrolled at Texas A&M and began work on his Master’s degree in August 2001. While working on his master’s degree, Michael was employed part-time by the Texas Transportation Institute, conducting research for the Center for Transportation Safety. Additionally, Michael was granted a fellowship offered by Texas A&M which was entitled the "Mentors Program in Advanced Surface Transportation Systems"and was led by Dr. Conrad L. Dudek, PhD., P.E. Michael completed his Master’s degree in August 2003.

It is very important to Michael to give back to organizations that have been very valuable to him. Two of those organizations are ITE and OTEA. Michael has been a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers since 2001. Over the years he has volunteered his time and effort to various committees and organizations within the Institute. Michael is currently serving as the past president of the Missouri Valley Section of ITE (MOVITE). Over the last 6 years he has served on the various positions of the executive MOVITE board. In 2014, Michael was accepted into and graduated from the inaugural Leadership ITE class. He is also currently serving on the executive committee of the Transportation Consultants Council and is a member of the Standing Ethics Committee for ITE. In 2013, Michael served on a committee for development of the Trip Generation Handbook, 3rd Edition.

Michael has been a member of OTEA since 2007. OTEA has always held a special place in Michael’s heart. His Grandfather (Harold R. Hofener) was a founding father of the organization. In 2010, Michael was honored to serve as the Consultant Director for the organization. It would again be an honor to him to have the opportunity to serve the organization for a second term.

Michael currently lives in Moore with his beautiful wife and 3 wonderfully rowdy and independent boys. Some of his hobbies include amateur woodworking, cycling, beer brewing, signal timing and vigorous yard work.

Scott Myers - Supplier/Contractor Director

My name is Scott Myers and I have been a sales rep for Trinity Highway Products for 10 years. I have covered multiple states across the country ranging from New Mexico all the way up to Wisconsin giving me a broad understanding of the highway business.

I received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dallas. I live in Fort Worth, with my wife, daughter (5), and son (3). In my free time, I like to watch sports, play softball, workout, and spend as much time outside with my family.

Lauren Parrish Ludwig, P.E. - Past President

Mrs. Ludwig was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she became interested in transportation and traffic engineering. Of note, experiencing firsthand the good and bad of traffic engineering while the High Five was being constructed. Mrs. Ludwig moved to Oklahoma to attend the University of Oklahoma. She graduated in 2008 and became a full time employee at Benham/SAIC after interning there during college. Mrs. Ludwig moved to Traffic Engineering Division at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and became a registered Professional Engineer in 2013. Mrs. Ludwig is currently a Geometric Design Engineer in the Roadway Engineering Division at ODOT.

Mrs. Ludwig has been married since 2011 to Evan, a Structural Engineer. This past year they were thrilled to welcome their son Logan. Other than that, I keep active with horseback riding and with our two puppies (an English Mastiff and a St. Bernard).

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.