After more than 30 years of having her as a member—including serving on various committees—the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) honored Senior Research Engineer Kay Fitzpatrick of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute with the Burton W. Marsh Distinguished Service Award during its Annual Meeting and Exhibit in August.
Named after Marsh, a founder and past president of ITE, the award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the advancement of the organization.
Fitzpatrick joined ITE in 1983. During that time, she has been a member of (or chaired) numerous committees. She’s served also as chair of the Traffic Engineering Council. For her leadership, Fitzpatrick received Outstanding Council Chair Recognition awards in 2001 and 2011. And she has contributed to more than 35 articles in the ITE Journal or the ITE Compendium.
“Being selected for the Marsh Award was a pleasant surprise for me. Writing the article for the ITE Journal reminded me of the number of different ITE activities I’ve led or been involved with during my career,” Fitzpatrick says. “I enjoy working with and being with those who have also generously given of their time to ITE. The group attracts those that are dedicated to and interested in improving the transportation network.”