The History of Georgia ITE

In 1963, a handful of ITE members living in the Atlanta area envisioned a need for a local organization to relate to the traffic engineering interests of engineers residing in the area. Ways to formally organize were discussed and, based on prevailing ITE guidelines, a statewide organization was chartered with ten founding members. Early meetings were held at Mammy’s Shanty in a small upstairs room. John Edwards was “”drafted” as the first president of the Georgia Division. These early meetings formed the framework of the organization which today has over 400 members statewide.

Georgia Division members have contributed their time and talents to sectional, district, and international ITE levels. The following is a list of international ITE offices held and awards won by Georgia ITE members:

  • International ITE President – 2

  • District Director ITE – 3

  • Southern Section, ITE President – 5

  • District Board Chairman – 2

  • Hoose Distinguished Service Award – 4

  • Hensley Outstanding Individual Award – 7

  • District Board Representative – 7

  • Section Technical Awards – 5

This strong connection to the national ITE organization provides our members with resources, standards, and access to current national research, allowing them to remain on the cutting edge of current technology and professional practice.


Past Presidents of International ITE from Georgia ITE

1994 - Marsha Anderson Bomar
1985 - John D. Edwards


Past Presidents of Georgia ITE

2018 - France Campbell
​2017 - Marco Friend
2016 - Sean Coleman
​2015 - Andrew Antweiler
2014 - Jonathan Reid
2013 - Dwayne Tedder
2012 - John Karnowski
2011 - Mike Holt
2010 - David Low
2009 - Scott Mohler
2008 - Carla Holmes
2007 - Keith Strickland
2006 - Richard Fangmann
2005 - Keith Hogsed
2004 - Todd I. Long
2003 - Susan S. Walker
2002 - Bayne E. Smith
2001 - Wassim Selman
2000 - Betsy Williams

1999 - John L. Hibbard
1998 - G. Edward Ellis, Jr.
1997 - Harriet R. Smith
1996 - W. Martin Bretherton Jr.
1995 - Richard A. Day
1994 - Stephen J. Puster
1993 - M. John Moskaluk
1992 - Robert R. Alexander
1991 - Walter S. Rekuc, Jr.
1990 - Charles Bopp
1989 - Kenneth O. Voorhies
1988 - David C. Ritchie
1987 - Howard Harris
1986 - Jim Hoffheins
1985 - Tommy Kimbrell
1984 - Paul Ballard
1983 - Bob M. Snipes
1982 - William R. McCombs
1981 - George W. Black

1980 - Gwyn K. Sanderlin
​1979 - Carl D. Beck
1978 - Sandy R. Jordan
1977 - Douglas E. Hefty
1976 - Peter S. Parsonson
1975 - Donald H. Gaines
1974 - William S. Derrick
1973 - Jack Kendrick
1972 - Roger lewis
1971 - Herman A. Hill
1970 - Joseph M. Thomas
1969 - Donald H. Covault
1968 - Cyril Busbee
1967 - George Adams
1966 - Earl R. Slider
1965 - Robert W. Roseveare
1964 - Archie C. Burnham, Jr.
1963 - John D. Edwards, Jr.