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Our People

Rossi Group is comprised of a diverse group of engineers, scientists, planners, analysts, landscape architects, inspectors, and technicians.

We are dedicated to improving the communities we live and work in while providing the highest level of innovation to find practical, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions for our clients. 

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Rita founded Rossi Group in 2015 and serves as the President. She oversees the strategic development and operations of the company and ensures our clients' needs are met. Her technical experience is in strategic project planning and engineering design of transportation projects for local and state transportation agencies.

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Transportation Services

Rita Ossiander, PE, AICP


Carter serves as Vice President of Business Development, COO, and Director of Construction Management. He draws on his depth of experience in the transportation industry to provide construction management, project management, and engineering consulting services to our clients in the Mid-Atlantic.


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Carter Hyde, PE, CCM

 Vice President & COO

Director of Construction Management

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Marc handles the Delaware Business Development and manages our Dover office. He leads our Delaware business strategy and growth plan, drawing on his experience in the public transportation industry to provide planning and engineering services to our clients. Prior to joining Rossi Group, Marc finished his career at DelDOT as the Director of Planning. 

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Transportation Services

Marc Coté, PE, AICP

Delaware Operations Manager

Laura leads our planning team. Her expertise in transportation and transit has led to working with communities to develop active transportation and community projects as well as planning for new transit projects. She oversees project planning, feasibility and alternative conceptual alignment studies, and preliminary design. 

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Planning Services

Laura Barcena, PE, AICP

Director of Planning 

Lex oversees our environmental and sustainability services. Her experience focuses on policy, transportation, and NEPA compliance and permitting at the local, state, and Federal levels. Her thorough NEPA understanding aligns transportation projects with environmental policy to develop sustainable solutions.  

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& Sustainability Services

Alexis Morris, CEP, AICP

Director of Environmental Services

Leon Anderson, Director of Traffic

Leon serves as Director of Traffic Engineering. He utilizes his experience in the public and private transportation industry, including serving as a transportation safety manager for DDOT, to lead our multi-disciplinary team managing traffic and transportation engineering and operations projects.

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Traffic Services

Leon Anderson, PE, PTOE

Director of Traffic Engineering

Steph leads our communications and marketing strategy. She supports our business development efforts and identifies new opportunities, fosters teaming relationships, and prepares proposal materials. Her experience includes digital marketing, communications, and fundraising for both agencies and large private firms.  

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teaming opportunities

Steph Vander Veen

Director of Marketing & Communications

Sean leads our transportation engineering team. He oversees the preliminary and final design of roadway and active transportation projects for local and state transportation agencies, utilizing his management and in-depth design experience to expertly serve our clients.

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Transportation Services

Sean McEvilly, PE

Director of Transportation Engineering

Heather Coons, Senior Project Manager

Heather Coons is a Senior Project Manager. She applies her knowledge of NEPA, air compliance, regulatory policy development, and GIS to transportation and environmental planning projects, allowing us to provide comprehensive environmental solutions to our clients.

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Environmental Services

Heather Coons

Senior Project Manager

Ann Marie Townshend, AICP

Senior Project Manager

Ann Marie is a Senior Project Manager. Utilizing her years of experience guiding and leading local government agencies in the State of Delaware, she manages community and municipal planning, working closely with our clients and partners in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

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Planning Services

Ann Marie Townshend, Senior Project Manager

Brenda is our Office Administrator and Director of HR leading our human resources, benefits administration, accounting, and handling our administration needs. With her enthusiastic can-do attitude, she supports our team's daily operations and ensures that the office and on-site operations are running smoothly and safely.

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open positions

Brenda Halford

Director of HR and Office Administration

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