MORRISTOWN, N.J. and Washington, D.C. - Louis Berger has appointed former District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) director Leif Dormsjo as senior vice president for infrastructure asset management based in the company’s Washington, D.C. office.
Dormsjo will oversee the management and growth of the company’s infrastructure asset management practice, which operates and maintains a range of public and private transportation facilities and infrastructure assets for clients in the United States, including Florida Turnpike facilities and the SH-130 toll road in Texas. Dormsjo also will serve on the company’s global public-private partnership (P3) council.
“As a public sector champion for public-private partnerships during his tenure at DDOT and MDOT, Leif has demonstrated an ability to bring together public and private interests to solve community challenges from public safety to urban mobility,” said Jim Stamatis, chief executive officer. “His unique perspective, experience and understanding of both the public sector and private sector needs are a valuable addition to both our infrastructure asset management practice and our global P3 team.”
Dormsjo brings nearly 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, managing large-scale infrastructure programs and operations. During the course of his career, he has worked closely with public sector leaders, government officials, contractors, concessionaires and private financiers to find P3 solutions to overcome public funding challenges. Most recently, Dormsjo served as the director at DDOT, working with the agency on a wide range of services, including infrastructure delivery, local transit service, highway asset management, emergency response, bicycle and pedestrian programs and parking operations. He was widely lauded for his efforts to launch the D.C. Streetcar project and the Street Light Modernization project, the District’s first public-private partnership.
He previously served in a range of leadership positions, including deputy secretary for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), where he played a key role in advancing the Purple Line transit project. He also served as chief of staff for the Baltimore Department of Transportation and as operations analyst for the Baltimore mayor’s office.
Dormsjo earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in public policy in transportation, housing and urban development from Harvard University.