Congratulations to Ryan Dittoe on being named a Transportation Influencer by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The TRB serves to “provide leadership in transportation improvements and innovation through trusted, timely, impartial, and evidence-based information exchange, research, and advice regarding all modes of transportation.” TRB Influencer status is given to young professionals active in TRB, in order to highlight their professional journeys.
While attending graduate school, Ryan worked as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant for The Ohio State University’s Center for Aviation Studies and a Planning and Engineering Co-op for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.
Ryan has remained part of the aviation industry since completing a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning. From there, he joined the Sacramento County Department of Airports as an Airport Planner, where he focused primarily on the needs of their medium-hub airport, before ultimately joining Mead & Hunt in September 2021 as an Aviation Planner in the Midwest region. While his primary focus at Mead & Hunt has been airport master planning, he is excited to expand his knowledge surrounding terminal planning work and business development efforts moving forward.
In January 2022, he will become Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Young Members Council – Aviation (YMC-A). Ryan is also a panelist for multiple Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) projects, as well as a member of the Airport Consultants Council’s (ACC) Education and Accreditation Committee.
In addition, as part of Mead & Hunt’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Electrification Working Group, Young Professionals group, and Employee Resource Group LGBTQ+ subgroup, Ryan is active and involved in cultivating the people-first culture of our firm. Being highlighted by the TRB speaks to Ryan’s current accomplishments and future potential. We look forward to continuing to follow Ryan’s professional journey as we move forward together.