Damon Fordham is a principal in Cadmus’ Sustainable Transportation practice, where he leads projects including analysis of the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, support for Context Sensitive Solutions, assessment of energy efficiency technologies, enhancement of aviation environmental models, and research into the costs of extreme weather events. Cadmus’ Sustainable Transportation Practice provides full-service research, policy analysis, technology assessment, communications/outreach, modeling, and tool development.
Mr. Fordham is an experienced program manager with a background in transportation, engineering, and the environment. His expertise includes over a decade of managing complex studies and collaborative projects for a variety of transportation organizations and state and federal agencies, and he has successfully implemented both high-level policy and program initiatives as well as in-depth research and technical analyses. He provides senior management services for the execution of North American surface transportation and aviation projects, coordination of related marketing and business development opportunities, and technical and analytical oversight to project teams.
Prior to his career in consulting, Mr. Fordham served as Program Manager for Environment at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). During his tenure at AASHTO, he led the delivery of technical assistance to state DOTs and local transportation agencies, working in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Transportation Research Board (TRB). Prior to his role at AASHTO, Mr. Fordham was the first Sustainability Program Manager at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), where he served in the Director’s Office for over three years, developing a groundbreaking sustainability program, driving organizational change, and executing business improvements.
Mr. Fordham is an active member of TRB, serving as Vice Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Sustainability and a member of the Committee on Transportation Energy. He has been a panel member for more than half a dozen Cooperative Research Program and Strategic Highway Research Program projects. Mr. Fordham is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds an M. Eng. and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with specializations in water resources engineering and business administration.