GPATS Study Team

The GPATS Study Team is a technical committee made up of administrators, planners, engineers, state and federal agency representatives from around the region. They meet prior to the Policy Coordinating Committee meetings and as needed throughout the year to coordinate projects, discuss issues, and raise opportunities.


Keith Brockington, AICP, Planning
Helen Hahn, Administrative Coordinator
Brennan Groel, AICP, Planning
Asangwua Ikein, AICP, Planning
Denise Montgomery, Administrative Assistant


Anderson County

Jeff Parkey, Planning Manager
Lisa Mann, Planning
Rhonda Sloan, Planning
Dyke Spencer, Executive Director, Powdersville Water District


Greenville County

Hesha Gamble, PE, Public Works
Paula Gucker, Public Works and County Administration
Sarah Holt, Director of Planning
Ty Houck, Director of Greeways, Greenville Co Rec
Rashida Jeffers-Campbell, Director of Sub-Divison
Kurt Walters, PE, Public Works
Judy Wortkoetter, Land Development


Laurens County

Jon Caime, County Administrator
Dale Satterfield, Director of Public Works


Pickens County

Chris Brink, Planning Director

Rodney Robinson, County Engineer


City of Clemson

Kent Guthrie, Engineering
Todd Steadman, Planning


City of Easley

Larry Bagwell, Mayor
Blake Sanders, Planning and Projects Manager
Stephen Steese, City Administrator


City of Fountain Inn

Shawn Bell, City Administrator
Gregory Gordos, Planning


City of Greenville

Dwayne Cooper, PE, Engineering
Jonathan Graham, Planning
Valerie Holmes, PE, Traffic Engineering
Edward Kinney, Landscape Architecture
Clint Link, PE, Engineering
Mike Murphy, PE, Engineering

City of Greer

Steve Grant, PE, Engineering
Brandon McMahan, Planning


City of Liberty

Bruce Evilsizor, City Administrator
Brian Petersen, Mayor


City of Mauldin

David Dyrhaug, Planning
Brandon Madden, City Administrator


City of Pendleton

Tony Cirelli, Planning


City of Pickens

David Poulson, City Administrator


City of Simpsonville

Dianna Gracely, City Administrator
Jason Knudsen, Planning


City of Traveler’s Rest

Patrea St. John, Planning
Eric Vinson, City Administrator


City of West Pelzer

Blake Sanders, Mayor


Clemson Area Transit

Heather Lollis, Budget & Grants Manager
Keith Moody, Transit Supervisor


Clemson University

Peter Knudsen, Campus Planning
Katerina Moreland, Campus Transportation Planning



James Keel, Interim Director
Nicole McAden, Marketing & Program Specialist
Kayleigh Sullivan, Transit Planning


Greenville County School District

Skip Limbaker, Planning

Appalachian Council of Governments

Chip Bentley, AICP, Planning Director
Lance Estep, Transportation Planner
Steve Pelissier, Executive Director



Christie Hall, Secretary of Transportation
Doug Frate, Statewide Planning
Brian Fulmer, Planning
Erica Hailey, Preconstruction
Stephanie Jackson-Amell, District Engineering Administrator
Kenny Larimore, Statewide Planning
Christina Lewis, Statewide Planning
Casey Lucas, Preconstruction
Renee Miller-Cotton, Regional Program Manager
Johnny Mmanu-Ike, Multi-Modal Planning
Craig Nelson, Engineering
Machael Peterson, Statewide Planning Chief
Penny Phillips, Engineering
Brandon Wilson, Engineering
Rick Wyatt, Statewide Planning



Federal Highway Administration

Jessica Hekter, Planning
Yolanda Morris, Planning
Mark Pleasant, Planning


Transit Coordinating Committee

Asangwua Ikein (Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study)
Jason Knudsen (City of Simpsonville)
Heather Lollis (Clemson Area Transit)
Brian Maleck (Parking and Transportation Services)
Katerina Moreland (Clemson University Campus Transportation Planning)
Rhonda Sloan (Anderson County Transportation Planning Department)
Todd Steadman (City of Clemson)


Previous Study Team Minutes

Study Team Minutes 09-30-2019
Study Team Minutes 07-29-2019
Study Team Minutes 01-28-2019
Study Team Minutes 09-24-2018
Study Team Minutes 07-30-2018