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Our People

Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

Supporting our global team of 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Anita Leonoff

Director | Office Lead, Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

Anita Leonoff
#Director | Office Lead, Vancouver# #All# #Architecture# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Anita Leonoff joined IBI Group shortly after graduating from UBC’s Architecture School and learned quickly. In the mid 1980s, Anita began the renovation work on the Hotel Vancouver, one of her longest running projects and one she continues to work on to this day. In the 1990s, Anita took on the local work for Holt Renfrew which at the time was renovation work. This later turned into a new store for Vancouver, followed by Calgary, and a number in Ontario and Quebec, which is a testament to her work. Anita’s areas of specialty include institutional and hospitality facilities design, retail and office tenant fit-ups, heritage renovations, and the management of the approvals and public consultation processes.

#North America#
Rick Mello

Associate Director - Principal, Architecture
San Luis Obispo, CA

Rick Mello
#Associate Director - Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America

Rick Mello has grown to become a firm-wide resource for Quality Documents and Construction Administration. With over 25 years of professional experience, he brings the confidence and knowledge of a veteran to the volatile construction process. Rick has performed Construction Administration services on institutional projects including health care and public facilities. He leads the Construction Administration and sets the standards and develops the tools by which we function.

#North America#
Angelo Covello

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Civil Engineering
Markham, ON

Angelo Covello
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Civil Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Markham, Ontario, Canada

Angelo Covello has over 20 years of experience and has been responsible for overseeing replacement projects for private land development companies, local municipalities, regional municipalities and road infrastructure projects during the design and construction phases within the Greater Toronto Area. Angelo is responsible for project coordination and liaison with clients and approval agencies for final approvals, as well as project management and control of project costs and schedules.

#North America#
Jeffrey B. Koehn

Associate Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure
Cincinnati, OH

Jeffrey B. Koehn
#Associate Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Green# #Industrial# #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-koehn-1586bb5/

Jeffrey B. Koehn is the US Transportation Engineering Lead, specializing in the design of infrastructure for complex and innovative projects in both the private and public sectors. He is known in the industry for his ability to focus on the critical details required and delivering exceptional results.

Jeffrey’s responsibilities include management, design, construction management/administration of transportation improvement projects. He is also a recognized expert in the design of sustainable storm water systems, including storm water capture and re-use; large scale dry wells; pervious pavement systems and bio-retention facilities. Recent notable projects include: Washington Park, the Cincinnati Zoo, Armleder Park, Oakley Station CSO Separation Design Build, and several sections of the Ohio River trail.

Andrew Wong

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Andrew Wong
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-c-k-wong-p-eng-pmp-72985b8/

With ten years of experience in traffic and transit operations, Andrew Wong has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ITS. His project work the development of technology plans, benefit-cost analysis, traffic signal control systems, transit dispatch systems, transit signal priority, operation and maintenance plans, and stakeholder consultation, with a recent focus on traffic and transit data collection and analytics.

Peter Moore

Regional Director, Canada West
Edmonton, AB

Peter Moore
#Regional Director, Canada West# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mr. Moore is the Regional Director for Canada West, which includes offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, and Vancouver. As IBI Group’s Land Engineering Lead, he counts over 30 years of experience in the strategic review, design, and management of land development projects. He has been responsible for various aspects of the development of over 10,000 single-family lots, 400 acres of multi-family development, over 300 acres of commercial development, and more than 700 acres of industrial development, primarily in Western Canada. He has also been responsible for Transportation Planning and the design of numerous arterial roads, stormwater management facilities, and large transmission and sewer lines.

Peter has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from University College Dublin and a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers from both British Columbia and the Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Johanna Power

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Calgary, AB

Johanna Power
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Johanna is the Interiors Practice Lead for our Calgary office. With 17 years of experience in designing high quality interior environments for healthcare, hospitality, corporate, residential and educational clients, Johanna brings a diverse set of skills to her role. The Calgary interiors practice was started in 2014 and has since grown to seven people, with a wide portfolio of projects. Johanna has been integral to that growth, providing mentorship, strategic direction and client outreach throughout her time with IBI.

Johanna has a Bachelor’s of Interior Design (Applied), has achieved NCIDQ accreditation and is a member of the IDC, all of which provide credibility and connection in the local and regional marketplace. Her professional experience working overseas in the UK provides a global perspective that benefits her ability to successfully collaborate across offices and time zones with colleagues and clients.

#North America#
Nazeeh Oudeh

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Southfield, MI

Nazeeh Oudeh
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridge Engineering# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Structural Engineering# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Nazeeh Oudeh is the Transportation Lead in Southfield, MI. He is an innovator in his field, known for developing the Star interchange concept, creating innovative solutions to storm water management and mitigating poor soils with hybrid structures. He is a licensed PE in the State of Michigan, with more than 33 years of experience. He joined IBI Group in October of 2017.

Some of his notable projects include the Fort Street Viaduct Replacement, which used an innovative inverted strut to address poor soils and stability concerns; the American Center for Mobility, which is Michigan’s test track for connected and autonomous vehicles; and I-94 in Dearborn, which won the American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Project of the Year.

#North America#
John Amodeo

Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

John Amodeo
#Principal, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-amodeo-073a238/
I love to design enduring projects that have high social value, while letting the people and the site inform the design.

John Amodeo LEED AP has over 30 years of experience in landscape architecture and practices a wide range of project types from small to complex, in both the public and private sectors. His varied project types include college and university campuses, parks, market and public housing, historic landscapes, streetscapes, bikeways, and natural resource conservation. He has also prepared landscape development guidelines for municipalities with particular emphasis on sustainable development.

John has extensive experience with public process and regulatory permitting, placing particular focus on consensus building in the early phases of a project.
Since 1997, John has also been a Commissioner on the Boston Landmark Commission and the South End Landmark District Commission.

#North America#
Stephen Taylor

Chief Financial Officer
Toronto, ON

Stephen Taylor
#Chief Financial Officer# #All# #Executive# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Taylor is the Chief Financial Officer of IBI Group. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of international financial experience in all areas of corporate management, including acquisitions of new businesses, operational management, and investments.

Mr. Taylor was previously the Chief Financial Officer of a private healthcare company and prior to that the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded multinational online software provider for six years. His functional experience in investment banking, corporate advisory, operations, corporate development and financial oversight includes accounting, public company financial reporting, acquisition due diligence, valuation, process management, enterprise integration, and investor relations.

Steve Lenderman

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Raleigh, NC

Steve Lenderman
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Industrial# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Spectacular achievements come from unspectacular preparation - Roger Staubach

As Project Manager, and a Registered Architect, Steve has brought a wide range of experience over his 35 year career to IBI. Since joining IBI almost 4 years ago, he has specialized in industrial and automotive work. Originally hired in the Southfield, MI office, Steve has since transferred to the Raleigh, NC office where he has been for the past 3 years. His automotive/industrial experience has given him the opportunity to work for all the major automotive manufacturers while completing large or complicated projects of note for Toyota and Tesla.

Since joining the Raleigh office, he has begun to diversify his experience, by working on a myriad of projects ranging from Maintenance & Operations (M&O) facilities for local and out of state municipalities, to working with the NC Wildlife Resource Commission, NCWRC, on the re-design of a shooting range.

In May of 2019, he was promoted to an L1, Associate Principal, level within the IBI Global Leadership and more recently became the Operations Manager for the Raleigh office helping with the day to day operations of the office.

Keith Ponton

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Edmonton, AB

Keith Ponton
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-ponton-8b78884/

Keith is a Professional Engineer and a seasoned telecommunications veteran with over 28 years of telecommunications and information communication technology experience across engineering, sales, product management, marketing and executive level management functions. He has worked with municipalities, transit agencies, utilities, carriers, and vendors, developing strategic plans based on needs assessments, devising strategies for monetizing technology investments; services and product differentiation through market analysis and competitive positioning; business model development; risk mitigation and contingency planning; vendor selection and contract negotiations.

Keith has provided Canadian municipalities strategic guidance and reviews of CRTC decisions relating to local and wholesale telecommunications competition and Internet as a basic service.

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