Thank You Melanie!

August 28, 2018

Many of you that have served on the various AASHTOWare Project committees or attended the PUG over the years have had an opportunity to work with Melanie Douglass, who most recently served in the role as Project Manager for the AASHTOWare Program. Unfortunately for all of us that are part of the AASHTOWare Project community, Melanie left AASHTO on July 1, 2018, to pursue new opportunities.

Melanie’s work with AASHTOWare Project over the years was truly outstanding. She had been involved with AASHTOWare Project for over 20 years, initially while working for the New Brunswick Department of Transportation (DOT). During her tenure at the DOT, Melanie also served as a member of the AASHTOWare Project Task Force (PTF). She eventually left the DOT and her role on the PTF to join AASHTO as a Project Manager, a role she served in for the past 10 years. Melanie was truly dedicated to the AASHTOWare program and AASHTOWare Project software, always looking out for the needs of the user community. Melanie’s most recent accomplishment was organizing the AASHTOWare Project Data Analytics Solicitation, which was released just after her departure!

The AASHTOWare Project Task Force (PTF) is extremely grateful for all of Melanie’s outstanding work with AASHTO, the PTF and the AASHTOWare Project program over the years. Melanie routinely went well above and beyond the call of duty and could always be counted on to get the job done! Her “can do” attitude, perseverance, and good old fashion common sense was second to none! On behalf of the PTF, I want to sincerely thank Melanie for all she has done for the entire AASHTOWare Project community. We are going to miss her!

With Melanie’s departure from the AASHTO team, we are happy to announce the promotion of Brian Korschgen to the project manager role for AASHTOWare Project. Brian came to AASHTO as a graduate from the University of Illinois with a degree in Bioengineering, and has been with AASHTO for 11 years. Over his tenure, Brian has worked for the “BIG THREE” technical service program’s (AASHTOWare, AASHTO re:source, and NTPEP), and has proven to be a valued member of the team and willing to seek new challenges.

Please join me in congratulating Brian as the new project manager for AASHTOWare Project!

– Kevin Fox; AASHTOWare Project Task Force Chair