HDR Names New Regional Transportation Program Management Leaders
New East and Central Leadership Joined by New Principal Program Manager in South Carolina
HDR has promoted two experienced transportation professionals to help lead its holistic program management services. Mike Tugman, P.E., has been promoted to East region program management leader, and Paul Alsina, P.E., has been named Central region program management leader.
“HDR’s program management practice continues to grow and adapt to the new equity, mobility and infrastructure trends developing today,” said Transportation Program Management Director Erin Slayton. “Paul and Mike’s deep connections throughout the industry will allow them to assist DOTs and private concessionaires in developing innovative, holistic solutions and providing overall support — from planning, funding and design to procurement, delivery and maintenance.”
With over 30 years of multidisciplinary experience, Tugman will drive the delivery of holistic program management services for clients in all transport markets throughout the Eastern U.S. Paul will put his 26 years of experience to work for clients in HDR’s 13-state Central Region. Both will continue the diversification of HDR’s capabilities, helping teams and clients capitalize on value-added services and coordination throughout the project life cycle.
Tugman brings project management and task leader experience on large, complex highway programs as well as small fast-paced projects. His experience extends to various alternative delivery methods, including design-build and public-private partnership projects. For more than 20 years, he has been involved with Eastern Federal Lands Highways Division indefinite delivery/quantity contract task orders. Recent experience includes managing a multifaceted design-build interstate managed lanes program near Washington, D.C. for Virginia DOT and developing and delivering a $3 billion express lanes program along I-95/395/495 in Northern Virginia with Transurban.
Alsina has spent the last two decades focused on program management in Texas and the central U.S. and has supported multiple clients using alternative delivery for the first time. He is experienced in the procurement, program management, and design and construction oversight of large, multi-disciplined design-build programs. He managed the North Texas Tollway Authority’s President George Bush Turnpike Western Extension project in Dallas, which was the agency’s first design-build project and largest construction contract to date. Alsina was additionally a part of Texas Department of Transportation's SH 130 project in Austin, one of the largest transportation contracts in U.S. history.
HDR has also recently promoted Milos Vasiljevic to principal program manager. For the past 13 years, he has worked primarily on alternative delivery and program management assignments throughout the U.S. His most recent assignment was as a senior program manager on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway P3 Project in Phoenix, Arizona. He will now be principal program manager for the Carolina Crossroads Program in Columbia, South Carolina, responsible for planning, directing and monitoring all aspects of this large multi-disciplined program.