John (J.D.) Ballas, P.E., joins WKE as a Principal Engineer. With over 35 years successfully managing complex capital improvement projects from conceptual planning through to design and implementation, WKE welcomes the leadership, collaborative, and management experience J.D. brings not only to individual projects, but to the industry as a whole. His successes in interfacing with local, county, and state officials and regulatory agencies, and in securing and maintaining grant funding and budgeting is a testament to J.D.’s strategic approaches to multi-agency collaboration and project fulfillment.
J.D. has spent the last 27 years with City of Industry, completing his tenure as City Engineer and Public Works Director. While there he parlayed $35 million in local interchange mitigation improvement funds into the $256 million State Route 57/60 Confluence Project. J.D. also secured $23 million in Metro grand funding and $10 million in TIGER grants.
J.D. may be contacted at:
400 North Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
C:714 345 6557