Meet the Team

Transportation Engineers & Planners

VAI is your Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning and Engineering firm specializing in state and local permitting of private development projects and providing transportation services to cities and towns all across New England.

F. Giles Ham P.E

F. Giles Ham P.E

Managing Partner

Mr. Ham is the Managing Partner at VAI with over 34 years of experience in Transportation Planning and Engineering.  Mr. Ham has been employed by both public agencies and consulting engineering firms and approaches his work with the understanding and knowledge of issues and concerns of both the public and private sector.  His experience includes conducting Traffic Impact and Access Studies, Site Feasibility Studies, Environmental Impact Reports, Townwide Traffic Studies, Corridor Studies, and Parking Studies.  He has also provided consulting services to several municipali­ties throughout New England.  These services include review of traffic studies, technical support to Planning Boards, expert testi­mony, and the development of municipal impact fee systems.

Jeffrey  S. Dirk P.E., PTOE, FITE

Jeffrey S. Dirk P.E., PTOE, FITE

Partner

Mr. Dirk is a Partner at VAI with over 27 years of experience in the fields of Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning and Expert Witness Testimony.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (FITE) and is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Virginia, and has been Certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) by the Transportation Professional Certification Board, an affiliate of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).  His responsibilities include the design and analysis of roadway, intersection, and interchange systems, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and the preparation and review of traffic impact studies, safety assessments and roadway and intersection design plans for private and municipal clients.

Stephen M. Boudreau P.E

Stephen M. Boudreau P.E

Partner

Mr. Boudreau is a Partner and Director of Highway Engineering at VAI with over 34 years of experience in Transportation Planning and Engineering Design.  As a Partner of the firm, Mr. Boudreau is responsible for project management, business development, client maintenance and office management duties overseeing the highway engineering staff.  He is responsible for all project contractual, administrative, technical, and financial matters, including management oversight, client coordination, and quality control/assurance for all on-going projects.  His project involvement has also included multi-agency coordination and public liaison efforts necessary to attain consensus on project design, environmental and aesthetic concerns.

Daniel A. DeRoche, Jr., P.E.

Daniel A. DeRoche, Jr., P.E.

Senior Highway/Construction Engineer

Mr. DeRoche leads our construction services section with over 24 years of experience in highway engineering and design for both public and private sector clients.  As Senior Construction Engineer, he works on various stages of the design of transportation improvement projects providing first-hand experiences to his and other staff’s design work.  He is also responsible for field reconnaissance, construction inspection and utility coordination to address questions during construction. He has inspected utility and roadway projects throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maine working for both public and private clients.  

Scott W. Thornton, P.E.

Scott W. Thornton, P.E.

Senior Associate

Mr. Thornton is a Senior Associate at VAI with over 20 years of experience in the areas of Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning. He has conducted numerous analyses including Impact Assessments, Corridor Studies, Signal Warrant Analyses, Functional Design Reports, and Parking Evaluations for a variety of land uses at Vanasse & Associates, Inc.  He has been involved in various aspects of Traffic Engineering, including the preliminary design and analysis of roadways, intersections, roundabouts, highway interchanges, and traffic signal systems.

Shaun P. Kelly

Shaun P. Kelly

Associate

Mr. Kelly is an Associate at VAI with expertise in the area of Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning.  Mr. Kelly has over 21 years of experience in the design and permitting of transportation projects and complex land development projects in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and Maine. Mr. Kelly has a wide range of experience in the fields of Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning and has prepared hundreds of transportation assessments and environmental impact reports for a wide variety of large and small scale development projects throughout New England.

Dusty R. Beeley

Dusty R. Beeley

Director – Finance & Office Operations

Ms. Beeley has over 26 years of experience at VAI. As the Director of Finance and Office Operations, she oversees all aspects of corporate finance and office operations. Her responsibilities include budget development and tracking, financial planning, implementation of generally accepted accounting practices, compliance with Federal and state regulations and tax codes, and facilitating the completion of reviewed financial statements and tax returns prepared by the independent corporate CPA. She is the primary point of contact with the company banking institutions, vendors and clients, and she serves as the Human Resource Director overseeing staff, employee relations, compensation and training.

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