Chris Masters, P.E., Joins LAN as Vice President and Transit Leader
April 6, 2016
(DALLAS – April 06, 2016) Chris Masters, P.E., joins planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as vice president and a transit leader in its Transportation Business Group. In this role, Masters will be responsible for expanding the firm’s transit practice.
Masters, who worked for LAN early in his career leading construction management for light rail programs, has 20 years of experience managing engineering, construction and complex capital improvement programs. Previously, he served Parsons Transportation Group as a vice president responsible for the pursuit, development and delivery of rail and transit projects throughout North America. Prior to that role, Masters served as an assistant vice president for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) responsible for delivering the agency’s rail expansion programs.
Masters has managed some of the most high-profile transit projects in the Dallas Fort Worth area, including DART’s first design-build light rail expansion program (Orange and Blue Lines), which added 20 miles to the light rail system at a value of $1.53 billion. He also provided project controls, disputes mitigation and technical services for DART’s $1.8 billion, 27-mile Green Line light rail expansion program. Most recently, Masters led the final design for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (The T) TEX Rail Corridor, a 27-mile commuter rail system connecting downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport’s Terminal B.
“North Texas is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and is investing heavily in its infrastructure to deal with this growth,” said Dennis Petersen, P.E., LAN’s President. “Chris has significant experience leading transit projects in both the public and private sectors, and has proven skills in managing people and resources. With his addition, we are looking forward to further improving our service to our clients and aggressively growing our transit practice.”
Masters graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and his commission as an engineer officer. He served in the U.S. Army in various roles such as facilities construction management engineer, special projects engineer and vertical construction platoon leader. Masters was also listed as one of the Top 20 Under 40 leaders by Engineering News-Record in 2014. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.