BOARD MEMBER

Delvin L. Dennis, PE, is a Vice President for RPS Klotz Associates. He has 36 years of experience in planning, engineering design, project management and program management in surface transportation initiatives.

Mr. Dennis recently served as the TxDOT Houston District Engineer where he was responsible for managing all district operations and a budget in excess of $1 billion annually. He oversaw department operations in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller Counties.

The Houston District is the largest district in Texas in terms of registered vehicles, population and vehicle miles traveled. It includes 24-hour automobile ferry service between Galveston Island and Port Bolivar, the largest roadway maintenance budget in the state, an innovative landscaping enhancement program — the Green Ribbon Project — and one of the largest freeway traffic management systems in the US — Houston TranStar.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Houston, 1980
License: Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, 1985
Career: Mr. Dennis has spent his entire professional career as a Civil Engineer in the Houston Region. His career with TxDOT began in 1980. He has held various positions with TxDOT during his career which included Central Houston Area Engineer, Director of Maintenance and Deputy District Engineer. TxDOT Executive Director, Amadeo Saenz, Jr., appointed Mr. Dennis as the Houston District Engineer effective December 1, 2008. Mr. Dennis retired as a 31-year TxDOT veteran on August 31, 2011.

In January 2012, Mr. Dennis began work with RPS Klotz Associates, a multi-faceted and nationally recognized design firm. He currently oversees the business development of the Transportation Practice.

Professional: He has served on the Board of Directors and served for three terms as State President for the Texas Public Employees Association. He is a member of the
American Society of Civil Engineers. The University of Houston honored Mr.
Dennis with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in 2010 and inducted him into the Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers in 2015.
Personal: Mr. Dennis is a native Houstonian. He is married to Rita and has two children – a son, Jeremy, and a daughter, Claire. Mr. Dennis enjoys an occasional round of golf and is active in church activities.