My colleagues and I feel like we’re an extension of each client’s team rather than a consultant.”
Celebrating her second “Ganniversary” in August 2022, Anita Draa reflects on a year marked by a variety of projects, new business pursuits, and valuable insight gained from a deeper look at industry trends. “It’s been a good balance,” she said. “My consultant role at Gannett Fleming continues to satisfy my desire for diversity in my work, allowing me to not only support client projects but also explore innovations and other aspects of the industry.”
With a Ph.D. from Stanford University and more than two decades of experience in tolling, transit, and intelligent transportation systems in the public sector, Anita has overseen multi-million-dollar development efforts for enterprise back-office systems for electronic payments and associated service capabilities. When she’s not busy advancing our tolling services in the West, you can find her traveling for pleasure or spending quality time with her 17-year-old daughter, Alina. Both Finnish and American, Anita and Alina enjoy playing video games and watching anime together.
We asked Anita a few questions to get to know her: