Communities in and around Phoenix, Arizona will benefit from the transportation planning experience Vamshi Yellisetty and Phyllis Davis are bringing to Kittelson & Associates, Inc. As of Monday, April 15, 2019, Vamshi and Phyllis have joined Kittelson in our Phoenix office.

Our Phoenix office officially opened in 2010 as a way to bring Kittelson’s national expertise home to communities in Arizona. Our presence in Arizona precedes this particular office, however—we’ve been working with clients in Arizona since 1994, and opened our Tucson office in 2005.

Both Phyllis and Vamshi are excited to have a more direct impact on Arizona communities through their new roles at Kittelson. Their practical experience will be an effective conduit to apply Kittelson’s national research in transportation planning to the needs and challenges Arizona communities face, and serves as a powerful complement to Kittelson’s local work in transportation design and operations.

Vamshi Yellisetty, AICP, PTP holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in civil engineering, but discovered early in his career that transportation planning was a natural fit and where he most wanted to focus his technical training. He brings more than 20 years of experience in managing local, regional, and corridor multimodal transportation planning studies; travel demand modeling; non-motorized transportation plans, transit feasibility and implementation plans; traffic impact analyses, safety analyses and plans; and stakeholder and community outreach; and data collection and analysis. When not in the office, Vamshi enjoys chasing his two kids, spending time with his wife, and watching movies and cricket.

Phyllis Davis, AICP brings 12 years of experience and a passion for strategic and smart planning that improves people’s daily lives. Her areas of focus include long-range regional planning, multimodal corridor studies, active transportation, transit feasibility and implementation, roadway safety assessments, GIS data development and analysis, equity planning, and community and stakeholder engagement. Phyllis approaches every project with one ultimate goal: develop realistic, achievable solutions that make it safer and easier for people to travel to the places that matter most to them. Outside of work, you can find Phyllis hiking one of Phoenix’s many trails, acting as dog mom to her two dog kids, and traveling with friends.

Our growing Phoenix office is backed with the support of Kittelson Tucson as well as our 23 other offices that operate in 14 states. Commitment to maintaining connection as “one firm, many locations” is a key part of what makes Kittelson who we are.

On behalf of the entire Kittelson team, we warmly welcome Vamshi and Phyllis, and we’re excited to offer the services of our growing Phoenix planning practice to you.