Lawrence S. Gallegos
President & CEO
Mr. Gallegos, founder and owner of LS Gallegos & Associates Inc, (LSG) has dedicated his career to advancing the practices of program and project management for planning and delivering major capital infrastructure programs primarily in the public transportation industry. Since founding LSG in 1988, he has provided consulting services on some of the largest transportation programs in North America. He is a member of the American Public Transportation Association, High Speed Rail Committee, and serves as a leader and advocate for the development of Super Speed Trains in North America.
Mr. Gallegos earned B.S. Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degrees from the University of Denver. He also earned a leadership certificate as a participant in the Denver Community Leadership Forum, at the University of Colorado Center for Public/Private Partnerships. He is active in professional organizations including the American Public Transportation Association, American Association of Airport Executives, Construction Management Association of America, Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, National Defense Industrial Association, Project Management Institute, Society of American Military Engineers, and Women’s Transportation Seminar.
Matthew M. McDole, PE
Vice President, Transportation Services
Mr. McDole is a nationally recognized Transportation Engineer and Program Manager with extensive experience on major public transit and design/build toll highway projects. His entire career is dedicated to the transportation industry. During his career he served in the top engineering management positions and leadership roles as owner’s representative for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the Denver Regional Transportation District, and for the E-470 Public Highway Authority. He also serves in leadership roles in several engineering, project management and transportation professional associations.
Mr. McDole's education includes Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Degree, University of Arizona, and Graduate Courses in Engineering and Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley and California State University, San Bernardino, CA. He is a Registered Civil Engineer, California-#18013 and Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado-#14119.
Kathleen A. Rodriguez
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Ms. Rodriguez directs the firm's efforts in finance, accounting, human resources, benefits administration, project administration, and contract administration. She also directs the internal corporate Project Management Office. She has over nineteen years experience in finance and accounting, financial analysis, overhead rates analysis, project costs, and facilitation of various reviews and audits. Her responsibilities include interfacing with clients to monitor and ensure quality performance of LSG project team members.
Ms. Rodriguez earned a B.S. Degree in Accounting, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
Randall E. Teague, PE
Senior Engineering Consultant
Mr. Teague recently joined LS Gallegos and Associates as a Senior Engineering Consultant after 23 years of service to Douglas County as its Director of Public Works Operations, Capital Improvements Manager and Road and Bridge Manager. Randall initiated transportation infrastructure programs while with Douglas County to manage and improve the County’s transportation infrastructure during a time of rapid population growth.
Mr. Teague is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Colorado and has more than 30 years of civil engineering experience and leadership roles within the public sector. Mr. Teague received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University in 1980, and has advanced course work in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver. He has worked within the public works and transportation industries with the City of Lakewood and the Regional Transportation District prior his tenure with Douglas County. Mr. Teague has served as a Director in the Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association and is a past president of the Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Kevin M. Hartmann, MS, PMP-RMP, CCM
Director Project Control Services
Mr. Hartmann is a Sr. Consultant and responsible for directing LS Gallegos’ national project control and information technology services practice with a focus on delivering web-hosted commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) project management and collaboration tools to government clients responsible for implementing major capital infrastructure and technology programs. His career encompasses 20 years of progressive Project Controls and Information Technology consulting experience in the heavy/civil construction industry. Prior to joining LS Gallegos he served 5 years in leadership consulting roles to the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) implementing enterprise project control systems for the RTD’s multi-billion dollar FasTracks Program. His expertise encompasses all aspects of project controls implementation and operations including client requirements definition, software and hardware evaluation and selection, systems testing and startup, user training and operations management. Mr. Hartmann’s education includes a Master of Science Information Technology Degree, Capella University; and a Bachelor of Science Construction Management Degree, Colorado State University. His certifications include: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Risk Manager from the Project Management Institute; Certified Cost Consultant (CCC), American Advancement for Cost Engineering; Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Construction Management Association of America; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CompTIA A+ Certificate and completed all course for CCNP, MCSE 2000 & Sun Solaris Certifications, at the University of California at Berkeley.
Melanie A. Urso
Director Document Management and Control Services
Ms. Urso is a Sr. Consultant and Director of LS Gallegos’ national Document Management and Control Services practice with a focus on delivering web-hosted, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) document management tools to government clients responsible for implementing major capital infrastructure and technology programs. Her career encompasses over 15 years of experience as a Senior Operations and Sales Manager for a national document management and imaging company where she held positions as Manager of Strategic Partnerships, National Sales Representative, Director of Operations and Manager of Administrative Services. Her expertise includes, directing commercial and government customers on the selection, implementation and operation of enterprise document management and control software/hardware solutions.
Ms. Urso’s education includes a B. A. Degree in Communications with a minor in Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, and a Paralegal Certification, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado. She has completed continuing professional training in: Achievement Dynamics, Sandler Sales Institute; Relate Selling, Performance Insights, LLC; and SharePoint, earning a SharePoint Practitioner Certification.
Herb D. Casner, PE
Executive Program Management Consultant
Mr. Casner is an Executive Consultant and senior member of LSG’s Program Management Consultant Group. His career encompasses over 35 years as a management and technical consultant and owner’s representative providing advisory and execution assistance on large capital infrastructure programs and projects around the world. His industry experience includes public transit, highways, airports, dams, paper and pulp processing, bridges, mining, tunnels, gas and oil production, pipelines, refineries, petro-chemical, commercial buildings, government buildings, hospitals, condominiums, and public housing. He currently leads LSG’s Project Management Oversight (PMO) Consultant Services team providing oversight services on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on major public transit projects funded by the FTA in Salt Lake City, Utah, Honolulu, HI, St. Paul, Minnesota, Milwaukee, WI and Seattle, WA.
Mr. Casner earned a B.S., Civil Engineering Degree, Penn State University and is a licensed professional engineer (retired) in Pennsylvania.
Michele M. Barnett
Human Resources Manager
Ms. Barnett is responsible for managing all human resources functions. She also assists with developing marketing materials; production of client reports and proposal documents; and provides administrative support to the corporate executive staff. Ms. Barnett’s career encompasses holding key positions as Human Resources Manager, Corporate Executive Assistant, Recruiting Coordinator and Employee Benefits Administrator for private companies involved with transportation consulting, software development and call center operations.
Ms. Barnett's education includes course work at Regis University, Denver, CO, a Human Resources Management Certification from American Management Association, general studies at Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT, as well as various
labor, wage and benefits seminars.