Jay Quinn Technical Excellence Award

Recipient must possess excellent technical knowledge that they share with NCSITE through presentations at sponsored meetings or training sessions, or through active participation in councils or committees, task forces, or work groups.

Recipient must have made a significant contribution to the Section, and is not required to be a Member of NCSITE to be recognized with this award.

2018 Award Winner:  Joseph Hummer

Joseph Hummer was the vice-chair for the TEC this past year.  He will be taking on the role of Secretary for the NCSITE Board in 2019, which results in a four year commitment to the NCSITE Board. The recipient recently hosted a very successful webinar on alternative intersections for International ITE. The nomination mentioned that “he spent many years researching unique and sometimes crazy ideas for intersections and interchanges, and now has opened our eyes to the many different ways we, as traffic engineers and transportation planners, can use some of these ideas to improve traffic flow and most importantly safety for all modes”.    The nomination went on to say that “In his position at NCDOT, he has begun to reshape the way we all think about intersection design”. NCDOT was grateful to bring him back to NC from his Wayne State position.   He is currently the State Traffic Management Engineer in the Mobility and Safety Division at NCDOT.



Congratulations Dr. Hummer!


Mr. Jay Quinn was a highly respected vendor of traffic signal equipment who had a deep commitment for ITE. He was a pioneer in helping others get trained by personally conducting training classes before they were formally offered by ITE and others. He constantly tried to help others by helping them get connected with the right people, and he was viewed as a storehouse of technical information. For all these reasons, NCSITE presented Mr. Jay Quinn with the very first NCSITE Technical Excellence Award in 1992 and named this award in his honor. Prior to that, in 1969 he began his career with Southeastern Safety Supplies in Columbia SC. He served as the South Carolina ITE President in 1972. He was awarded the very prestigious Herman J. Hoose Award in 1973 by the Southern District ITE.

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2017 – Chris Cunningham, PE
2016 – Bowman Kelly, PE
2015 – Mark Harrison, P.E.
2014 – Bastian Schroeder, Ph.D., P.E.
2013 – Rob Ziemba, P.E.
2012 – J. Kevin Lacy, P.E.
2011 – Jim Dunlop, P.E.
2010 – Sreekanth “Sunny” Nandagiri, P.E.
2009 – Mike Reese, P.E.
2008 – (No award)
2007 – Leigh Ann Couch
2006 – (No award)
2005 – Christine Kuchta
2004 – (No award)
2003 – Laura Jensen
2002 – Slade McCalip
2001 – Sherry McIntyre
2000 – Tom Kendig, AICP
1999 – Byron Hood
1998 – James R. Currence, Jr
1997 – John Tippett, AICP
1996 – Gary Rockette
1995 – Katie McDermott
1994 – Perry Carver
1993 – Carol Carter
1992 – Jay Quinn