Contributors

Mark Samuelson

Mark SamuelsonMark Samuelson is the Chief of the Office of Policy Development and Quality Assurance. He manages and oversees the development of policies and procedures for the successful delivery of local transportation projects. Mark also manages the local assistance training program and provides guidance throughout the state of California.

Mark has been employed by Caltrans for over 14 years as a Civil Engineer. He started his career in District 3 in North Region Design. Through the rotation program Mark’s experience increased working in other assignments in Construction, Hydraulics, and Advance Planning. He later took an assignment at Headquarters where he served as the Project Delivery Asset manager, Chief of the Office of GIS, Chief of the Office of Highway System Information and Performance, and Chief of Office of Materials and Infrastructure.

Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the California State University, Sacramento. He has also earned the Project Management Certification through California State University, Sacramento and is an Eagle Scout. Mark and his wife have six children three boys and three girls.

David Giongco

David GiongcoDavid Giongco is a Policy Liaison with the Office of Policy Development and Quality Assurance in the Division of Local Assistance. He provides transportation funding policy guidance and training to District Local Assistance staff throughout the state.

David has been with Caltrans since 2005, beginning his career in District 3 with North Region Design. His experience in the District has included assignments with the Offices of Advance Planning, Maintenance Engineering, and Local Assistance. Since joining the State of California, he has also been assigned to the California Transportation Commission to assist with the development of the Active Transportation Program. Prior to joining Caltrans, David served as a Civil Engineer Officer in the U.S. Air Force.

David is a graduate of San José State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He and his wife have two daughters.