Former Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) executive vice president and chief financial officer Dennis Anosike has been named senior vice president and corporate business group director of advisory services at Gannett Fleming. A skilled leader, Anosike is experienced with the forces of change impacting communities and the infrastructure industry. Through his business leadership, he will guide and support organizations as they plan for challenges resulting from:
- Climate change and decarbonization initiatives.
- Supply chain, automation, security, and public safety failures.
- Cybersecurity events using a risk-based approach and data-driven decision-making.
To meet client needs, Anosike will lead Gannett Fleming’s advisory team that customizes:
In this role, Anosike will oversee a team of planners, engineers, accountants, and analysts leveraging industry expertise and proprietary software to develop studies and analyses for government and private industry clients across markets, including transportation, water resources, power and energy, and freight and shipping.
“Dennis is a leader with demonstrated capacity to help small and large organizations solve their toughest challenges around asset management planning, programming, financing, procurement, and delivery,” said Paul Nowicki, PE, Gannett Fleming president and COO. “He will help clients leverage innovations in technology to support real-time risk awareness, improve decision-making and operational performance, and examine potential strategies for addressing profitability challenges.”
Throughout his more than 35-year career, Anosike provided leadership on financial management and organizational transformation in large complex organizations, including WMATA, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the City of Chicago. He has also been active in the American Public Transportation Association, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, and Government Finance Officers Association.
“As agencies and communities address emerging challenges, Gannett Fleming’s advisory team is well positioned to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to maximize operating efficiency, improve system security, or enhance asset resiliency,” said Anosike. “Gannett Fleming’s leadership and vision for the future, as well as its footprint, offer a collaborative platform for assisting communities and clients to achieve infrastructure goals and to prepare, respond, and recover from operational challenges.”
Anosike holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.