A History of Dedicated Service to ITE

A Commitment to the Future of ITE

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A History of Service with ITE

Pat is a dynamic and dedicated member of the ITE Western District. He has been active with the Oregon Section since 2013 and currently serves as the Oregon Section Past President. In 2019, Pat was honored to receive ITE Western District’s Young Professional Achievement Award. Additionally, Pat currently serves as the Oregon Section Representative to the Western District Board and as a member of the Western District Technical Committee. Pat has been involved with ITE since college, when he served as the Oregon State University Student Chapter Treasurer in 2006.

Diverse Professional Experience

Pat Marnell is a registered professional engineer in Oregon, Washington, and Montana. He has experience as a consultant, vendor, and researcher. He currently works as a project manager for Q-Free / Intelight helping to deliver innovative traffic signal systems to customers across the country. Previously, Pat worked as a consulting engineer at Kittelson and Associates in Portland, Oregon. While a graduate student at Oregon State University, Pat worked as a research assistant at OSU Driving Simulation Laboratory.  




ITE Offices Held

  • Oregon Section Past President 
    (2019- Present)

  • Oregon Section Western District Representative (2019- Present)

  • Western District Technical Committee Member 

  • Oregon Section President 

  • Oregon Section Vice President 

  • QUAD Conference Planning Co-Chair

  • Oregon Section Secretary/ Treasurer

  • Oregon Section Traffic Bowl Chair

  • Oregon Section Scribe

  • OSU Student Chapter Treasurer 
    (2012-2013) & (2006-2008)

Oregon ITE

Pat is currently serving as the Oregon ITE Past-President and is nearing the end of his four-year rotation on the Oregon ITE Board. During this time, he has been deeply involved in running the Section and planning events including 2018 ITE QUAD Conference and the annual Oregon ITE Bill Kloos Traffic Bowl

Oregon ITE Bill Kloos Traffic Bowl

Traffic Bowl has been one of Pat’s passions since leading an Oregon State University student team to victory at Oregon ITE’s annual Bill Kloos Traffic Bowl. Since joining the Oregon ITE Section, Pat has been involved in the planning, question generation, and judging for six Oregon ITE Bill Kloos Traffic Bowls.

2018 ITE QUAD Conference

Pat served as the Co-Chair of the 2018 ITE QUAD Conference hosted by Oregon ITE. Pat was involved in all aspects of planning and executing the conference including venue selection, technical programming, and accounting. The conference was a huge success bringing over 200 professionals and students together for three days of networking, technical presentations, and tours. Because of a successful sponsorship and registration drives, the conference turned a modest profit for the Oregon Sections.



Candidate Statement 

In so many parts of life we are asked to choose a team. We are business competitors; we represent public or private interests; and we support the red or the blue team. For me, ITE is a world where I don’t have to pick a side. It is a place where people come together as a community of transportation professionals with the common goal of improving that community. That makes ITE a unique organization that I am happy to lend my time and effort to.

In this election you are in a no-lose situation. Whether you elect me or my competitor, you will be electing a dedicated professional. Still I ask for your vote.


I have been involved with ITE since 2006. My involvement with ITE has provided me numerous professional development opportunities and I cannot imagine my life without ITE. I ask for your vote so that I can give back to the organization that has given me so much.

I am currently the Past President of the Oregon Section and my term of service with the Oregon board is ending this year. Looking back on 14+ years of involvement with ITE, I am proud of the time I have dedicated to ITE. During my ITE career I have held 10 officer or chair positions with the Western District, Oregon Section, and OSU Student Chapter. I have competed in two traffic bowls (as a student) and hosted six traffic bowls (as a professional). I was co-chair of the successful 2018 ITE QUAD Conference in Portland, OR. This year I was honored to receive the 2019 ITE Western District’s Young Professional Achievement Award. 

I understand that serving on the ITE Western District Board is no small commitment of time or effort. I am happy to raise my hand for the task. I ask for your vote so that I can continue and increase my service to ITE. 


In this first election of the newly redistricted Western District our membership has a choice to make about the representation of the five states in Western District. The existing Western District Executive Committee consists of four talented professionals from the state of California. I ask for your vote to help better represent all the states of the Western District.


If elected to Secretary/Treasurer, I will serve the Western District with the same dedication I have brought to my other ITE activities for the past 14 years.  


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Give me a call at 541-758-8529. That's my cell number and I'll commit to returning any calls from ITE members both during my campaign and (hopefully) my time as a member of the Western District Board.

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