New Mexico Section Board

Mojgan Maadandar, E.I.

NM ITE President

M.Sc, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2017

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2015 

Mojgan began her professional career in 2018 with City of Albuquerque’s Planning Department where she works as an associate engineer in transportation. Ms. Maadandar has diverse knowledge of transportation due to the nature of her work. She reviews plans for Development review board (DRB), Design Review Committee (DRC), Traffic Circulation layout (TCL), Administrative Amendments (AA), and is a member of Pre-Application review team. During this time, she has formed a diverse knowledge of transportation engineering including roadway and intersection planning, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and traffic impact studies. Mojgan has also been teaching pre-engineering courses as adjunct instructor at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) and will be continuing teaching for the time being.

Mojgan was a member of NM ITE in 2014. She also served in American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE UNM) as web page designer, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) as a treasury, and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society as a Marshal.  She also received NM Space Grant fellowship in 2016, and scholarships from Richard Allen Engineering, Bohannan Huston Inc., Leonard Engineering, and scholarships America.  If elected to office, Mojgan hopes to contribute through dedicated service and ongoing commitment by learning from current and former ITE New Mexico Officers.

Jonathon Kruse, PE, PTOE

NM ITE Vice President

MBA, University of New Mexico, 2017

B.S., Civil Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, 2014

Jonathon is a project manager in Lee’s Albuquerque office. He attended the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMTECH) where he received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and he attended the University of New Mexico where he received his master’s degree in Business Administration.

Jonathon’s specialties and work expertise include Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) & fiber optic network design, traffic signal design, Roadside Safety Audits (RSAs) & safety studies, and Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) & signal timing.  His work includes the entirety of New Mexico both urban and rural. 

Jonathon currently serves as the Institute of Transportation Engineers New Mexico section’s secretary treasurer and communications committee chair. 

In is free time Jonathon enjoys playing & making music.

Dominic Chavez, PE

NM ITE Secretary Treasurer


B.S., Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2014

Dominic Chavez is the Secretary/Treasurer elect for the New Mexico Section of ITE. He has served as a Traffic Engineer with WSP, USA for 6 years where he has focused on Traffic Design, including ITS design, traffic signal design, roadway lighting designs, and signing and striping layouts. Dominic is a 2014 graduate of the University of New Mexico where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on transportation. During his time at UNM, Dominic was introduced to the student chapter of ITE and has remained a member throughout his professional career.


New Mexico Section Board