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Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee Membership

Ted Aadland

With over 40 years of experience in the construction sector, Ted Aadland is currently working as a consultant, mentoring businesses and individuals. A former President of the Associated General Contractors of America,  he co-founded F. E. Ward, Inc. in 1979, created the partnership Aadland Evans Constructors, Inc. in 2003, and oversaw the construction of the Sellwood Bridge for Sundt Construction between 2012 and 2017.

Ted is currently the chairman of the National AGC Political Action Committee, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, the Legislative Committee, the Highway Committee, and the Past Presidents Leadership Committee.

Tammy Baney

OTC Chair Tammy Baney will serve as CIAC Chair. Tammy was appointed to the Oregon Transportation Commission by former Gov. John Kitzhaber in 2011. She also serves on the Oregon Housing Stability Council, which directs the state's affordable-housing agency. She has served on the Deschutes County Commission since 2007 and been elected as president of the Association of Oregon Counties.

Linda Beuckens

A relative newcomer to the Oregon Department of Transportation where she is serving as the DMV Program Services Group Manager for the past 2 years, Linda is a retired Army officer with 30 years of organizational leadership, program management and communications policy experience.

She has extensive work experience with NATO as a Vice Chair of a senior NATO policy committee, senior communications policy advisor, and technology capabilities manager for the NATO security investment program. Her last military assignment was in Oregon as the State Inspector General supporting the Oregon National Guard. 

She has a passion for and a master’s degree in Organizational Change. 

Bob Van Brocklin

Robert Van Brocklin is a partner in the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP and works in the firm’s Portland office. He is the immediate past Firm Managing Partner and CEO of Stoel Rives. Bob’s legal practice has focused on energy, land use, and infrastructure development, including on complex project siting and administrative law and policy matters. He currently serves on the board of the Portland Business Alliance, All Hands Raised, and the University of Oregon Law School Advisory Committee. He has also served on the boards of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Portland Schools Foundation, Portland Center Stage, and the Oregon Symphony Association, among others.  Bob was born in Montana and raised in Oregon and is married to Sue Van Brocklin.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Bob served on the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and as Director of Government Affairs for the City of Portland. 

Matthew Garrett

As Director of the Oregon Department of Transportation, Matthew Garrett manages an agency of about 4,500 people and a biennial budget of $3.5 billion.

Matthew started with ODOT in 1997 as liaison to local government and quickly transitioned to the agency’s Chief of Staff until June 2003. He then assumed duties as the ODOT Region 1 Manager (Greater Portland Metropolitan Area), directing a staff of more than six hundred in the design, development, and implementation of complex multi-modal transportation systems for the most densely populated geographic region in the state. He has served as ODOT director since December 2005.

Matthew is a graduate of George Washington University with a degree in political science. 

Bob Gebhardt

Bob Gebhardt is ODOT’s Chief Administrative Officer, overseeing services functions such as facilities, financial services, audits, procurement, information systems, and business services. Before joining ODOT, Bob was most recently the Deputy Superintendent of Oregon State Hospital. He has an extensive background in budget and credit management and has managed business credit portfolios of $200 million.

He holds a master’s degree in business administration from George Fox University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pacific University.

Paula Hammond

Paula Hammond is a native of Klamath Falls and a graduate of Oregon State University where she earned a degree in Civil Engineering. She worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation for 34 years, including five years as WSDOT Secretary of Transportation. She now works with transportation agencies across the nation in her role with engineering firm WSP.

Paula is a nationally recognized figure on transportation issues, having served as an advisory committee member for the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) Intelligent Transportation Systems Program and as a leader of numerous American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) committees.

Tony Hyde

A private consultant focused on public/private partnerships, Anthony Hyde is a former member and chair of the Columbia County Commission, Mayor of Vernonia, Past President of the Association of Oregon Counties, and member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties.

Tony has been an elected official for over 25 years, representing the interest of local and state government.

Andrew Kach

Andrew Kach is an Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Much of his consulting work focuses on implementing Total Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma systems. He has industrial engineering experience and holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from New Mexico State University.

Paul Mather

ODOT’s Highway Division Administrator since 2010, Paul Mather oversees nearly 2500 employees who design and manage construction projects and do the day-to-day maintenance of state highways.

Paul joined ODOT in 1984 as a traffic engineer in Portland. He has worked in construction, maintenance, and project development in Regions 1, 2 and 3, as well as at agency headquarters in Salem. He served as a district manager in Coos Bay before becoming the Region 3 manager in 1993.

Paul is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College. 

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