David Sparks

Meet David Sparks

Vice Chairman

Dave Sparks, is a Director with WSP’s Mobility Operations group, a recently formed operating division of WSP. He has extensive leadership experience in the transportation industry, including autonomous and connected vehicles, freight systems, parking systems, intelligent transportation systems and toll collection systems. This experience included responsibility for the worldwide intelligent transportation systems and toll systems business of TransCore. Dave also served as a Board Member, Executive Committee Member and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), the leading advocate for deployment of technology solutions to improve the nation’s surface transportation network.

Previously Dave worked for private investors involved in energy, real estate, manufacturing, distribution and technology services businesses, and prior to joining WSP was a Senior Research Scientist with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

In 2008, Dave and his wife, Liz, founded a 501c3 private operating foundation to assist disadvantaged communities in rural Guatemala. Their foundation partners with government schools, teachers and parent groups, to improve opportunities for local children through education. Currently the Foundation
is partnering with 4 school communities in Santiago, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

Dave earned his MBA and BBA degrees at Texas A&M University. He and Liz have two grown children, four grandchildren, and live in Houston, Texas.