WSP hires Patty Rubstello as national transportation strategic advisor

28 June 2024 Consulting.us 1 min. read
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WSP, a global design and engineering consulting firm, has hired Patty Rubstello as national transportation strategic advisor. She is based in Seattle.

Rubstello, who in March retired from her role as assistant secretary for Washington State Ferries, will provide leadership and strategic direction to WSP project teams working on multimodal and tolling initiatives in the US.

She spent over 33 years at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), holding several senior roles. Rubstello served as assistant secretary for Washington State Ferries for three years, overseeing a budget of $1.25 billion, a workforce of nearly 2,000 people, and a fleet of 21 vessels. During her tenure she oversaw decarbonization initiatives for certain vessels and a replacement of Seattle’s largest ferry terminal at Colman Dock.

WSP hires Patty Rubstello as national transportation strategic advisor

During her tenure at WSDOT, Rubstello also formed and managed Washington State’s urban mobility access office, which included the toll division and regional transit coordination division.

Rubstello holds a professional engineer designation.

“Patty’s wealth of knowledge, outstanding reputation and deep expertise will strengthen our collaboration with clients who are working hard to deliver world-class transportation solutions,” said Jeff Heilstedt, SVP and national highway, bridge, and tolling market leader. “We welcome her leadership, her ideas and her passion for this work as historic investments in transportation move the nation forward.”

Headquartered in Montreal, WSP has 67,200 employees globally delivering strategic advisory, engineering, and design services in transportation, infrastructure, environment, buildings, energy, water, and mining. The firm has annual revenue of $14.4 billion.