Recap – ITE’s First General Meeting

On Thursday, October 3, ITECPP held its 1st General Meeting of the 2013-2014 School Year. The Guest Speaker was Zaki Mustafa, P.E., the Principal Programs Engineer with the City of Los Angeles and the International President of ITE. You can find his biography at https://itecpp.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/ites-first-meeting-w-guest-speaker-zaki-mustafa/.

In his presentation, Mr. Mustafa informed the audience about the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, as well as facts about Los Angeles County. Mr. Mustafa also spoke about his journey from being a student at Cal Poly Pomona to the position he holds today, and gave tips such as polishing the resume, looking professional, and joining professional organizations. He emphasized, “Anything is possible, as long as you work hard and get the job done.”

The general meeting also introduced the new officers for the school year. You can check out each officer’s biography at https://itecpp.wordpress.com/about-us/officers/.

In addition, membership forms are online! Get them here: https://itecpp.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ite-membership-form-2013-1.pdf

Among the General Announcements:
  • We’re featured in YPT! (Young Professionals in Transportation)
  • We’re looking for help for the ITECPP 40th Year Anniversary! (logo design, etc.) Contact Jackie Tabares at jmtabares@csupomona.edu
  • Upcoming Tech Tours: RBF Consulting and Caltrans
  • Upcoming Events:
    • October 5th – 6th Annual Science Fair
    • October 6th – CicLAvia- Heart of LA
    • October 10th – ASCE / ITE Bowling Night
    • October 16th – SoCal ITE Meeting
    • October 17th – RSBITE Meeting
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ITE’s First Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Zaki Mustafa

Zaki MustafaITE’s first meeting is this Thursday, Oct 3rd during U-hour (12-1PM), in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Zaki Mustafa as our guest speaker. He will be discussing how the Los Angeles Department of Transportation operates and also how to get ahead and succeed in life. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Zaki Mustafa, P.E., is the Principal Programs Engineer with the City of Los Angeles and is in charge of Project Delivery. He has been with the City for 29 years. He manages a staff of 155 professionals and has a budget of over $250 million. He is responsible for the delivery of the capacity enhancement and streetscape improvements, pedestrian and school safety improvement projects, Signal Synchronization program, prepare engineering plans for various traffic control devices such as traffic signals, speed feedback signs, left turn arrows, and striping plans for City streets, project management of all Measure R transit capital projects, traffic impact studies review site specific development projects for CEQA clearance purposes, and the implementation of the City adopted Bike Plan. Prior to this assignment he was the Chief of Field Operations with a staff of 275 professionals and a budget of $30 million.

Mustafa has been very active with the Institute of Transportation Engineers for more than 30 years and served at all levels of ITE leadership: as a Student Chapter President, Section President, District President, International Board, International Vice President and currently serves as the International President.