Nikki is a graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. In May 1993, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
Nikki began her career in the Houston area. During her tenure there, she designed super-elevated roadways, storm sewer systems, traffic control plans and detour layouts for the Beltway 8/US 59 Interchange. She also designed roadway plans for the Fuqua Park and Ride West
Shortly thereafter, Nikki took an opportunity to transfer to the Dallas area where she has spent the last thirteen years involved in the design of a variety of transportation projects. These projects include the structural design of retaining walls and bridges for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Light Rail Starter System as well as various roadways, water, and sanitary sewer design projects. As part of the General Engineering Consultant (GEC) team for the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), Nikki’s most recent role was serving as Deputy Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) manager, providing oversight of NTTA CIP projects.
Active participation in her profession and her community are very important to Nikki. She served two consecutive terms (2012-2015) as the President of the DFW chapter of WTS, an organization devoted to advancing women in transportation. She served as the 2015-2016 President of the Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club and she currently serves on the City of Frisco Parks and Recreation Board of Directors. Nikki is also the current Vice President of the Board of Directors for North Central Texas InterLink, Inc., an organization that serves to bridge the gap between industry and educators, helping guide curriculum development to meet industry needs.
Blake Simon, who has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Dallas, is an experienced project manager who has more than 16 years of experience in large scale planning of organizational development, redesign and process improvements.
Blake, a Six Sigma Black Belt, also has extensive expertise in documenting business requirements, workflow design and project tracking. He has served as the business owner for multiple system enhancements driven to reduce cost. Blake, meanwhile, continues to lead multiple projects toward efficiency savings and lean processes with ongoing metrics used to identify issues and calculate success.
As such, Blake’s project management qualifications and relationship with key stakeholders has positioned him to create the framework needed to establish processes with vendors, internal departments and organizational leaders to spur growth and success.
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