Tom Walker, SVP Transportation
With over 35 years of construction program management experience, Walker is the adept at meeting the challenges associated with large and complex capital improvement initiatives and projects. He brings a deep understanding of the nuances of the transportation industry to every engagement.
Walker’s impressive track record of success began in Chicago where he served as Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), Commissioner of the Department of Aviation, Executive Director for the Public Building Commission of Chicago, and Vice President of the Chicago Dock and Canal Trust. Before joining the Gude team, he led the team at UBM, Inc. as their President/Chief Operating Officer. As a result of his oversight and direct involvement, UBM revived and completed previously stalled projects totaling approximately $50M. Today, he is the vision behind several of Gude’s key projects including Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) GEC, Georgia Department of Corrections Headquarters/Training Center Relocation), the Noise Insulation Program for Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and Statewide Transit Consulting for Georgia Department of Transportation.
He earned his A.B. Art from Dartmouth College and Bachelors of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. A former Air Force Pilot, he still enjoys flying via radio-controlled models and mentoring others through various civic organizations.