Q-Free Project Manager named ITE CO/WY Professional of the Year

Project Manager Chris Sobie recognized two years in a row for contributions to the Transportation Industry

Q-Free Project Manager Chris Sobie was named Transportation Professional of the Year by the Colorado/Wyoming Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) at its Annual Awards ceremony. Just last year, Chris was awarded the Young Member Rising Star award by the ITE Mountain District and a Young Leader to Follow by ITE International.

Fellow PTOE Jenny Grote, who endorsed Sobie, said: “Mr. Sobie’s atypical combination of leadership and technical engineer skills combined with his hands-on experience makes him uniquely qualified to take on any traffic engineering or transportation planning project.”

It is these skills that make Sobie such an amazing asset to Q-Free, according to Sobie’s manager and director of project delivery Colleen Bond. “Chris’s enthusiasm and involvement in transportation is evident in his everyday work; attributes that also directly benefit Q-Free’s project management team and ultimately, our clients.”

Sobie is no stranger to ITE, an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. He joined in college by founding the student Chapter at Northern Arizona University. Since graduating, he completed the LeadershipITE program, served as New Mexico Section ITE President, and is currently the Secretary-Treasurer for Mountain District ITE.

As a driving force in expanding interest and mentorship in ITE, Sobie regularly gives back to ITE’s educational and mentorship efforts, especially at universities where he advances programs and initiatives to encourage membership.

Sobie is certified as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer® (PTOE).