Sandra Larson Joins Stanley Consultants as Transportation Innovation Strategies Leader

Larson_Sandra.jpgDes Moines, Iowa - Sandra Larson, P.E., has joined Stanley Consultants as its Transportation Innovation Strategies Leader. Working from the firm’s Des Moines office, Larson will work company-wide to further develop and implement innovative strategies in the transportation market. She will collaborate with business development managers and subject matter experts to bring new innovative strategies and solutions to transportation clients.

Larson’s new position fits her like a glove. Highly regarded in the transportation community, she recently retired from a 29-year career with the Iowa Department of Transportation.  She held multiple top level positions including Systems Operations Bureau Director, Research and Technology Bureau Director, Engineering Bureau Director and State Bridge Engineer; giving her a diverse background in operations, research, safety, technology, program and project management and structures.  

“We are very excited to have Sandra join us in this new role,” said John Downes, Stanley Consultants’ Transportation Market Leader.  “With her guidance and expertise, we look forward to bringing additional innovative ideas and solutions to our clients.”

Larson has chaired and served on over 25 diverse national committees, panels and task forces dedicated to identify, research and implement innovative solutions to transportation challenges. Her work has helped to bring innovative solutions to a myriad of the nation’s transportation challenges. 

Larson is a licensed professional engineer in Civil and Structural Engineering in Iowa with degrees in Civil Engineering and Biology from Iowa State University. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the Iowa State University’s Professional Accomplishment Citation in Engineering Award, the Federal Highway Administrator’s Public Service Award and the Transportation Research Board’s Roy W. Crum award.

Later this month she will receive the Iowa Commissioner’s Special Award for Traffic Safety, given for her outstanding support of traffic safety in the State of Iowa.


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