GPATS Study Team

The GPATS Study Team is a technical committee made up of administrators, planners, engineers, and 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.

Greenville County

Keith Brockington, AICP, Planning

Hesha Gamble, PE, Public Works

Kurt Walters, PE, Public Works

Brennan Hansley, Planning

Asangwua Ikein, Planning

Judy Wortkoetter, Land Development

Paula Gucker, Public Works and County Administration

Teresa Barber, Deputy Planning Director


City of Greenville

Dwayne Cooper, PE, Engineering

Valerie Holmes, PE, Traffic Engineering

Clint Link, PE, Engineering

Mike Murphy, PE, Engineering

Christa Jordan, Planning

Nathalie Schmidt, Planning


Greenville County School District

Skip Limbaker, Planning


Gary Shepard, Director

Alex R. John, Transit Planning

Nicole McAden, Marketing & Program Specialist

City of Greer

Steve Grant, PE, Engineering

Kelli McCormick, Planning

City of Mauldin

Trey Eubanks, City Administrator
David Dyrhaug, Planning

City of Simpsonville

Jason Knudsen, Planning
Eddie Case, City Administrator

City of Fountain Inn

Mike Pitman, Interim City Administrator
Andrew Ratchford, Planning

City of Clemson

Todd Steadman, Planning

Kent Guthrie, Engineering


Pickens County

Chris Brink, Planning Director

Rodney Robinson, County Engineer

Crystal Alexander, Clerk to Council

Laurens County

Jon Caime, County Administrator

Robert Russian, Director of Public Works

City of Easley

Larry Bagwell, Mayor
Stephen Steese, City Administrator

City of Liberty

Shirley Hughes, City Administrator

City of Pickens

Bruce Evilsizor, City Administrator

City of Traveler’s Rest

Dianna Turner, City Administrator

City of West Pelzer

Blake Sanders, Mayor

Clemson Area Transit

Al Babinicz, Director

Heather Lollis, Budget & Grants Manager 

Clemson University

Tanya DeOliveira, Campus Planner

Anderson County

Michael Forman, AICP, Planning Manager

Appalachian Council of Governments

Chip Bentley, AICP, Planning Director

Steve Pelissier, Executive Director

Lance Estep, Transportation Planner


David Burgess, Multi-Modal Planning

Jonathan Chasteen, Engineering

Tommy Elrod, Engineering

Eric Dillon, Engineering

Tom Dodds, Bicycle and Pedestrian

Doug Frate, Statewide Planning

Jim Frierson, Transit

Brian Fulmer, Planning

Steve Gwinn, Engineering

Christie Hall, Engineering

Stephanie Jackson-Amell, District Engineering Administrator

Bill Jordan, Planning

Kenny Larimore, Statewide Planning

Johnny Mmanu-ike, Multi-Modal Planning

Ron Patton, Planning

Penny Phillips, Engineering

Mark Pleasant, Statewide Planning

Mike Sullivan, Statewide Planning


Federal Highway Administration

Brandon Buckner, Transportation Planner

Jessica Hekter, Planning

Dan Hinton, Planning

Yolanda Morris, Planning

Transit Coordinating Committee

Tanya DeOliveira (Clemson University Planning and Design)

Brian Maleck (Parking and Transportation Services)

Asangwua Ikein (Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study)

Heather Lollis (Clemson Area Transit)

Rhonda Sloan (Anderson County Transportation Planning Department)

Alex R. John (Greenville Transit Authority)

Todd Steadman (City of Clemson)

Jason Knudsen (City of Simpsonville)