Mr. Michael Jelen is a licensed professional engineer with nearly three decades experience building high-performing cross-functional teams and delivering high-quality complex projects. He is immediate past-President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington, an organization that represents nearly 100 professional firms, and also a past-President of the Society of American Military Engineers Illini Post in Illinois. He is currently active on the Steering Committee of Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition.
Prior to joining DGS, he was Vice President and Managing Director of VHB’s offices in the DC Area. In the past, he was Vice President of AECOM, a Fortune 500 Design and Construction firm, as well as the President of its local affiliate, AECOM Services of DC. He has held management and supervisory positions with three state governments, including the DC Department of Transportation, and retired as a reserve Lt. Colonel from the US Army Corps of Engineers.