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Terance McNinch, President & CEO

Terance McNinch


Terry is an accomplished leader in the world of technology transfer and an internationally recognized roadway asset management trainer.

Since retiring as director of the Center for Technology & Training (CTT) and the Michigan Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at Michigan Tech University in 2010, Terry has been exploring methods for bringing online training into the fields of transportation and public works.  His primary expertise involves roadway asset management, the use of the PASER pavement condition evaluation method and pre disaster asset condition documentation.  He has conducted workshops for the LTAP programs in Louisiana and Indiana, and as far away as Kabul, Afghanistan as part of a United Nations project.  His online training offerings cover those topics as well as pavement marking project management and inspection. He also provides consulting services related to technology feasibility and implementation.


While director of the CTT, Terry assembled and led a diverse team of self-directed experts in infrastructure management, traffic safety, communications, training, and software development. He also managed over $17 million in state and federal funds for a variety of projects including Michigan’s LTAP; several software development and maintenance projects; and a variety of research, technical services, and training development and deployment contracts through the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and the World Bank.


For over a decade Terry was actively involved in launching the transportation asset management initiative for county road commissions, cities, and villages throughout Michigan. During that time, he served as an asset management trainer, a technical advisor to Michigan’s Transportation Asset Management Council, and as a presenter on Michigan’s asset management accomplishments at conferences across the U.S. and in Tanzania and Saudi Arabia.

Terry also served as President of the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) and for several years sat on the association’s executive committee. He has been a member of the TRB Committee on Transportation Asset Management ABC40, and served on the NCHRP Project Panel SP20-93, Development of a Guide for Transportation Technology Transfer.


In 2008, he was presented the National Program Achievement Award by NLTAPA. In 2009, he was presented the Charley Wootan Award by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Research Council (NRC) for the 2009 outstanding paper in the field of policy and organization. In 2011 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the County Road Association of Michigan.


He holds a B.S. in Scientific & Technical Communication, and an M.S. in Rhetoric & Technical Communication, both from Michigan Technological University. 

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