Michael Jelen serves as Vice President of Delivery at Marine Tiger Technologies, bringing more than 30 years of leadership experience in major capital programs and projects. A licensed professional engineer and fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mike has held positions of leadership in both government and industry. Beginning his career with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) three-year Development and Training Engineer’s Program, Mike subsequently served as maintenance program manager for IDOT in the Chicago area, and a team leader for the Virginia Department of Transportation. For DC Department of Transportation, Mike delivered the first 60 miles of bike lanes, over $100M of complete streets and public realm projects, and the initial operating segment of the Streetcar. In 2018, the DC Mayor appointed Mike as Chief Project Delivery Officer for the DC Department of General Services’ $2BB facilities capital program.
In industry, Mike has held Senior Vice President positions with AECOM Technical Services and WSP USA, including responsibilities for large portfolios of major program management business at both companies. Mike is a former President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington, and he served on the Steering Committee of the National Complete Streets Coalition from 2013-2022. Mike has a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and graduate certificates in Leadership from the University of California at Los Angeles and the US Army Command and General Staff College.