Global Technology Leader - Transportation & Performance Technology at Jacobs
After retiring from the Missouri Department of Transportation with nearly 25 years of hands on DOT experience, Mara joined Jacobs Engineering Group in 2015 to lead and deliver performance, asset, and risk management frameworks and systems for key clients. As a leader in transportation performance and policy with expertise in implementing innovations, she brings nearly three decades of experience as a change agent in the development, integration, documentation and implementation of complex transportation systems.
Currently, Mara works closely with the Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Hawaii and Maryland Departments of Transportation (NDOT, CDOT, ODOT, HDOT, MDOT ) to implement performance and risk management at the planning and project levels including developing risk and resilience metrics. Mara is the Principal Investigator for two NCHRP projects related to performance and risk management (NCHRP 08-113 and NCHRP 20-123(04) and working on several other NCHRP projects.
Mara represented the USA on the World Road Association Technical Committee on Performance Management within Road Administration where she has presented on performance and risk management and “telling your story” thru effective communication in over 25 countries. Currently, Mara serves on TRB’s newly created Section - Executive Issues, after serving as Chair of the TRB Performance Management Committee for over 8 years. She is also active in WTS – as she is passionate about advancing women in transportation!