Business Builders

Tom Sorel

Director of Public Program

What always inspired Tom to follow his career path was helping others and improving their quality of life. He combined his skills in engineering and leadership and moved into policymaking. He brings a wealth of knowledge on federal infrastructure programs and new legislation that impacts the industry. Tom will advise and nurture public and private sector clients seeking planning, engineering, and funding expertise for anticipated projects in this newly created role.

Before joining Sambatek, Tom served as MnDOT Commissioner for five years and NDDOT Director for two years. His other key leadership positions include MN FHWA Division Administrator, National Policy Analysis and Mega Projects/Contract Administration Team Leader in Washington DC, USDOT Olympic Liaison in Salt Lake City, and FHWA Regional Planning and Program Delivery Director out of Albany, NY.

In the private sector, Tom led the entry of KLJ into the Twin Cities market, served as WSP Regional Manager, and was the Minnesota HNTB Office Leader. In addition, he served as the President and CEO of AAA Minneapolis.

Outside of work, Tom enjoys anything sports-related, adventure activities, reading, and writing.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Buffalo, New York
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Thomas College Main
  • Certification in Conflict Management, Cornell University
  • Associate Certification in Project Management, The George Washington University
  • Executive Program Certificate in Transportation, Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania

I am excited to join Sambatek in a role that provides for innovation and creativity that will serve others, internally and externally. The opportunity to provide mentorship and thought leadership to support transformational company growth is energizing to me!”"

Contact Tom Sorel

Tom Sorel
Direct Phone: pref 763-297-3660