Robert F. MacDonald
Rob is currently the Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG). He has served in this position since 2004. In this capacity, Rob oversees 28 staff members, six programs, and administration. From 1999 to 2004, Rob served as the Transportation Program Director at PPACG.
In 2005, Rob was appointed as Board Secretary to the newly formed Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA). He also serves on the Colorado State Transportation Advisory Committee, the Colorado Springs Airport Advisory Commission, and the Powers Boulevard/Major Thoroughfares Task Force Policy Committee.
Rob’s 20-year career has been evenly split between the private and public transportation engineering/planning sectors. He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and has worked on projects ranging from Boston’s multi-billion dollar “BIG DIG” to neighborhood traffic studies. Within the range of assignments, Rob has managed multi-million dollar capital improvement programs for cities and regions, managed parking systems, and planned and designed a variety of transportation infrastructure projects. He has written several articles related to transportation engineering and has been an invited speaker to various local and national conferences. Rob has worked primarily in Massachusetts, California, Nevada and Colorado.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado.
A native of the Boston area, Rob and his family have made Colorado Springs home since 1991.