About

LCE provides consulting and training services to highway agencies and individuals seeking to improve their professional skills in transportation engineering. The professionals at LCE include engineers, economists, statisticians, and programmers. Our team has extensive experience in all facets of infrastructure systems. We take pride in solving our clients’ most demanding and complex challenges.

 

Values

The key factor leading to our success is a reputation for quality service. LCE has five core values:

√   Excellence : aims for the highest level of excellence in consulting and training

√   Integrity : retains uncompromised honesty, objectivity, and impartiality

√   Innovation : strives for innovations through research and development

√   Collaboration : believes in collaboration and cooperative spirit

√   Sustainability : meets the social, economical, environmental, and engineering standards

 

Vision

LCE aspires to become a leading center for excellence in providing quality transportation engineering services through consulting and training.

 

Team

Habtamu Zelelew, Ph.D., P.E.

President & CEO

Dr. Zelelew has more than ten years of engineering experience working in a variety of professional contexts. He has a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience including academia, private sector, and as a contractor to the federal government. His academic credentials include degrees from distinguished universities in Africa, Asia, and North America. He earned a BSc in Civil Engineering at Jimma University Ethiopia, an MTech at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay India, and a PhD from the Washington State University USA. He has functioned as a professor and offered undergraduate and graduate level classes for several academic institutions. Dr. Zelelew’s key technical specialties include transportation engineering, economics, statistics, and advanced computing. Other areas of experience include forensic engineering, value engineering, and transportation engineering education and training. Dr. Zelelew is an active member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ASCE Geo-Institute, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologies (AAPT), and Transportation Research Board (TRB). He is an author or co-author of more than thirty papers in the areas of transportation engineering. Dr. Zelelew has received prestigious scholarships, honors, and awards from Jimma University, Washington State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), and Marquis Who’s Who in America. [habtamu.zelelew@lucyconsulting.com]

 

Beteselam Daniel

Staff Engineer

Ms. Tadesse performs analyses and design required for various construction projects. She performs construction monitoring and coordinates field activities. She assists in the preparation of reports, contracts, and proposals. She graduated from Bahir Dar University Ethiopia with a BSc in civil engineering. [beteselam.daniel@lucyconsulting.com]

  

Mary Spence

Office Manager

Ms. Spence handles administrative duties and coordinates the online and classroom training programs. Previously, she served as the Program Assistant for an international economic development graduate program in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America (CUA), where she worked as a recruiter, marketer, and event planner for the program. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from CUA with a Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance and a minor in philosophy.  While there, she was the president of a student organization for three years, was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honors society, and was a member of the highly selective President’s Society, where she served as an ambassador for the school at various events across the country. [mary.spence@lucyconsulting.com]

 

Terry Guggenbuehl

Network Engineer

Mr. Guggenbuehl brings over twenty years of highly-varied web design skills to the team. Working for educational, business and public sector clients, he delivered data-rich and creatively designed websites. He has extensive experience with assessing web sites for usability and accessibility. Mr. Guggenbuehl has also designed and developed online, standalone, and server-client databases for a variety of users. [terry.guggenbuehl@lucyconsulting.com]