As Vice President and Southwest Regional Manager, Thomas LeBeau oversees the strategic pursuits and operations for the firm's Texas office.
Mr. LeBeau has dedicated himself to advancement for the past 20 years as a multimodal transportation executive in the rail transportation and transit industries. Specializing in planning, engineering, construction, program management, and operations of large scale passenger and freight rail projects, he has experience in national roles in both the public and private sectors as the at-risk contractor, the engineering consultant, and the public agency owner. This comprehensive expertise allows him to quickly evaluate project requirements, assemble the proper teams, and lead in a quality direction all while also providing timely interaction with associated stakeholders.
In the past, Mr. LeBeau served on the board of directors for the Transit Coalition of North Texas, which focused on advancing local transit projects and educating the public about their benefits. He has also been the Director of Construction for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), the Vice President of Capital Program for the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), Chief Operating Officer for a Texas-based consulting firm, and the Senior Project Manager for Herzog Contracting Corporation.
His project experience includes serving as the contractor for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), Segment V Double Tracking Design-Build Project, and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) CMGC Green Line Expansion. He also served as the program management consultant for the Alameda Corridor Program, METRA Lake Street Interlocking Rehabilitation Program, the DART Orange Line, Blue Line and Streetcar-Design-Build Programs, Lone Star Rail District Program, and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority TEX Rail Program. During his time with the DCTA, Mr. LeBeau collaborated with Urban as part of the A-Train commuter rail program management joint venture, where Urban provided program management services for the 21-mile commuter new start program. This included owner's oversight of design, procurement, European DMU vehicle delivery, construction management, as well as start-up operations.
Outside of the office, Mr. LeBeau's passion is being active in his church and spending time Geocaching with his wife (and best friend), Jill, and his two sons, their wives, and his two daughters. Mr. LeBeau earned his bachelor's degree in biblical studies from Point Loma Nazarene University.