Our Team

Meet our team

CME is a group of experienced and talented individuals who are dedicated to their work and the projects that they are assigned. Our team provides the leadership and guidance necessary to bring you success. Members of our Administrative and Technical teams are highlighted below.

P. Bradford Cheney

P. Bradford Cheney President / CEO

P. Bradford Cheney

President / CEO

P. Bradford Cheney

As President and Chief Executive Officer of CME, Mr. Cheney has overall responsibility for the operations of the Company, including technical project management, quality control, market development, and financial management. He is an alum of Oxford University’s Said School of Business where he earned a postgraduate diploma in Organizational Leadership.

Contact Information:

Email: bradcheney@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.928.7848

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Responsible for the financial health and operations of the Company. PE, LS, and RS in multiple states.
Michael P. Culmo

Michael P. Culmo Chief Technical Officer

Michael P. Culmo

Chief Technical Officer

Michael P. Culmo

Michael Culmo is a Civil Engineer with specialization in Bridge/Structure design and Highway design. He supervises a staff of eight engineers in the Transportation and Structures Group. He has extensive experience in the design of steel, concrete, prestressed concrete and timber structures and has been responsible for directing a design team on new expressway bridges, bridge rehabilitations, repairs of steel bridges and repair of prestressed concrete bridges. He is a pioneer in the progressive technology of Accelerated Bridge Construction. Under his direction, CME has had incredible success with projects utilizing this method and has won awards for style, utility and innovation in bridge design and construction. Prior to joining CME, Mr. Culmo was employed for thirteen years with the Connecticut Department of Transportation and, in his last position there, was a Supervising Engineer in the Bridge Design section.

Contact Information:

Email: culmo@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.4100 ext. 1114
Mobile: 508.864.7956

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Internationally-recognized expert in Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). PE in multiple states.
Richard H. Strouse

Richard H. Strouse Vice President, Natural Resources

Richard H. Strouse

Vice President, Natural Resources

Richard H. Strouse

Richard Strouse is a Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor who serves as a Vice President at CME and has extensive experience in site design and development, design and construction of storm drainage, water and sewer mains, and on-site sanitary sewage disposal. Mr. Strouse also has many years of experience providing construction layout services to private and commercial developers in southern New England and New York.

Contact Information:

Email: rstrouse@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.928.7848 ext. 2118
Mobile: 860.377.9340

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Experienced in site evaluation and commercial and residential site development.
Evelyn Cole Smith

Evelyn Cole Smith Director, Architecture

Evelyn Cole Smith

Director, Architecture

Evelyn Cole Smith

Evelyn Cole Smith brings more than 30 years of professional experience to her role as Principal and Director of CME’s Architectural Group. Her area of expertise is in Historic Preservation and is a recognized as Historical Architect under the standards set forth by the Secretary of the Interior. She holds an advanced degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Contact Information:

Email: esmith@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.928.7848 ext. 2120
Mobile: 860.377.9338

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Special expertise in Historic Preservation and is a recognized Historical Architect. LEED-AP and RA in multiple states.
Bryan L. Busch

Bryan L. Busch Director, Structural Engineering

Bryan L. Busch

Director, Structural Engineering

Bryan L. Busch

Bryan Busch is a Civil Engineer specialized in structural engineering. Mr. Busch leads the Structural Design Division at CME and provides design, construction, and program management expertise for bridge projects. Mr. Busch’s team is rapidly becoming recognized for their implementation of innovative design techniques.

Contact Information:

Email: bbusch@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.4100 ext. 1130
Mobile: 860.377.9334

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Leads the structural division focused on implementation of innovative design for bridges. PE in multiple states.

Kasey Silva

Kasey Silva Director, Marketing & Administration

Kasey Silva

Director, Marketing & Administration

Kasey Silva

Kasey Silva serves as the Director of CME’s administrative and marketing team. She works with each technical team to ensure they have the resources and support needed. She also works to identify and develop relationships with sub-consultants to build strong partnerships for future opportunities.

Contact Information:

Email: ksilva@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.4100 ext. 1132

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Oversees the corporate support teams to ensure the technical groups have the resources and assistance needed.
George L. Jacobs

George L. Jacobs Director, Highways & Traffic

George L. Jacobs

Director, Highways & Traffic

George L. Jacobs

 

George Jacobs is a Transportation Engineer with deep experience in the planning and design of highway corridor projects.  His specific design expertise is focused on the layout of complex, multi-level, highway interchanges.  At CME, George oversees a talented team of engineers in the Highways and Traffic group.  In his role as Director, George is responsible for supporting the professional development of our staff, ensuring the quality delivery of projects, and assisting our clients meet their goals. 

Prior to joining CME, George worked at Parsons Transportation Group, Wilbur Smith Assoc., Dewberry Engineers and AI Engineers, Inc.  His various positions with these firms offered him the opportunity to be involved at the highest level with major projects around New England, across the nation, and internationally.  Aside from his strength in project management, George is also a skilled business operations executive.

Contact Information:

Email: gjacobs@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.4100 ext. 1109

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Leads the highways & traffic division with expertise in layout of complex, multi-level, highway interchanges.

Rachel A.B. McQuillen

Rachel A.B. McQuillen Director, Community Development

Rachel A.B. McQuillen

Director, Community Development

Rachel A.B. McQuillen

 

Rachel McQuillen is a talented Civil and Transportation Engineer with over 30 years of experience helping communities to improve their infrastructure, develop new neighborhoods and civic assets and make roadways safer for its citizens. She is a gifted Public Outreach specialist who listens to communities and their leadership to fully understand their needs, concerns, challenges, ideas and objectives. She facilitates dialog between factions to assist them in crafting solutions that they all will be happy to support.

Ms. McQuillen is supported by a team of seasoned professionals that are keen to context-sensitivity in planning and design. They have extensive experience helping municipalities to form strategies, implement policies, apply for funding, and develop designs to preserve and protect the unique qualities and features that define their area’s “sense of place.” Under Rachel’s leadership and guidance, this group will explore new opportunities, strengthen their portfolios and expand their service offerings.

Contact Information:

Email: rmcquillen@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.928.7848 ext. 2109

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Leads a team specializing in context-sensitive solutions for municipalities and private developments.

Scott G. Young

Scott G. Young Director, Civil Engineering

Scott G. Young

Director, Civil Engineering

Scott G. Young

Scott Young is a Civil Engineer with specialized experience in the area of hydraulic and hydrologic analysis and designs. Mr. Young oversees a staff of engineers dedicated to providing this type of design for the replacement and rehabilitation of bridge structures, dams, and other infrastructure projects. Mr. Young is also experienced in the design of commercial and residential development projects, design and construction of storm drainage, public water system extensions, and sewer extensions.

Contact Information:

Email: syoung@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.41000 ext. 1106
Mobile: 508.864.8012

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Leads team with expertise in hydraulic and hydrologic analysis and design. PE in multiple states.
Donald Wurst

Donald Wurst Director, Project Management

Donald Wurst

Director, Project Management

Donald Wurst

Mr. Wurst is a licensed professional engineer with over 25 years of civil engineering project experience specializing in bridge and transportation structures design and project management/coordination. Much of his experience portfolio consists of work as a designer on the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s List Bridge Program and Federal Local Bridge Program. His project management experience consists of overseeing all aspects of bridge rehabilitation and replacement projects which includes: daily interaction with clients; management of design consultants; supervision of staff engineers and technicians; and coordination with stakeholders, outside agencies and the public.

Contact Information:

Email: dwurst@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.4100 ext. 1116

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Expertise in bridge rehabilitation projects, project management and coordination. PE in multiple states.

Jodi-Ann O’Connor

Jodi-Ann O’Connor Project Manager

Jodi-Ann O’Connor

Project Manager

Jodi-Ann O’Connor

Jodi O’Connor is a Professional Engineer with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration on Structural Engineering. As our Federal Local Bridge Coordinator, she currently administers and coordinates the efforts of multiple design teams, agencies, and municipal resources for bridge replacements throughout Connecticut.

Contact Information:

Email: joconnor@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.4100 ext. 1102
Mobile: 860.933.5908

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Manages the Federal Local Bridge Program support team in CME’s Program Management division. CT PE.
John P. Guszkowski

John P. Guszkowski Director, Planning Services

John P. Guszkowski

Director, Planning Services

John P. Guszkowski

John Guszkowski is a certified planner with deep knowledge of municipal governments, regulations, and the permitting process on local and state levels is an invaluable resource to developers. Mr. Guszkowski is also experienced in grant writing, research and administration. He has assisted in the procurement of over a million dollars in grant funds for municipalities across Connecticut.

Contact Information:

Email: jguszkowski@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.928.7848 ext. 2108
Mobile: 860.455.8251

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Certified Planner focused on community revitalization at the local government level. AICP, LEED-AP, and ENV-SP.
Charles Eaton

Charles Eaton Director, Municipal Services

Charles Eaton

Director, Municipal Services

Charles Eaton

Chuck Eaton is a Civil Engineer that leads our construction services division. He has provided construction administration, inspection, management and clerk of the works services for a variety of infrastructure improvement projects. Mr. Eaton also has experience in managing funding requirements from various grant programs.

Contact Information:

Email: ceaton@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.4100 ext. 1137
Mobile: 860.214.2294

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Expertise in Stormwater and Drainage design. PE in multiple states, NICET, NETTCP, and LEED-AP, ACI.
Wayne H. Bugden

Wayne H. Bugden Director, Environmental Services

Wayne H. Bugden

Director, Environmental Services

Wayne H. Bugden

Wayne Bugden is a hydrogeologist and Director of Environmental Science at CME. He has conducted and managed environmental site assessments, hydrogeologic studies and hazardous material cleanups at sites throughout the northeastern U.S. As a Licensed Environmental Professional (CT LEP #357), and was appointed by Connecticut’s Governor Malloy to their Brownfield Working Group. Additionally, he has secured permits for water diversion associated with construction, mining and the development of public and industrial water supplies.

Contact Information:

Email: wbugden@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.928.7848 ext. 2112
Mobile: 860.933.0195

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Focused on the redevelopment of historic brownfield sites for community renewal. LEP in Connecticut.
Robert Talbot

Robert Talbot Deputy Director, Highways and Traffic

Robert Talbot

Deputy Director, Highways and Traffic

Robert Talbot

Mr. Talbot is a licensed professional engineer with over 27 years of experience in the transportation industry, including a broad range of transportation projects, program and construction management, as well as highway corridor studies and interchange designs. He has managed large-scale, multidisciplinary transportation improvements throughout Connecticut and across the Northeast. Robert is experienced in all aspects of design, including: horizontal and vertical geometry, drainage and hydraulics, maintenance and protection of traffic for major urban projects, utilities, right-of-way, signing, site design, Microstation and Inroads design, program management, construction management and preparation of final contract plans, cost estimates and specifications.

Contact Information:

Email: rtalbot@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.4100 ext. 1154

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Expertise in civil, highway & interchange design projects including project management. PE in multiple states.

Deborah Martinek

Deborah Martinek Corporate Contracts Manager

Deborah Martinek

Corporate Contracts Manager

Deborah Martinek

Deborah Martinek is charged with the management of the companies legal compliance and contractual obligations. She manages a team of administrators who oversee project contracts, licensing, and insurance requirements. She also assists in the evaluation of financial requirements and risk  assessment for potential contracts.

Contact Information:

Email: dmartinek@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.928.7848 ext. 2103

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Responsible for overseeing a team charged with preparing, executing and complying with state/federal contracts.
Craig Bigger

Craig Bigger Survey Manager

Craig Bigger

Survey Manager

Craig Bigger

Craig Bigger is Manager of our Land Surveying division. He is a licensed Land Surveyor versed in various techniques and technologies including Robotic Scanners, Bathymetric sonar, LiDAR and GPS. Mr. Bigger oversees the team charged with providing mapping, aerial control, location surveys and construction layout.

Contact Information:

Email: cbigger@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.928.7848 ext. 2123

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Leads field and office teams responsible for providing reliable data and quality plans using latest technologies. CT LS.
Peggy Moulton

Peggy Moulton Human Resource Manager

Peggy Moulton

Human Resource Manager

Peggy Moulton

Peggy Moulton is a certified Professional in Human Resources with years of experience in the field. Ms. Moulton is charged with leading our recruitment and staff development initiatives. She is also charged with managing and implementation all benefit programs and corporate resource management policies. Ms. Moulton possesses a Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut.

Contact Information:

Email: pmoulton@cmeengineering.com
Phone: 860.290.4100 ext. 1141

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Works closely with technical leaders to attract the best talent and ensure staff members are supported. PHR.