Sambatek Hires Tom Sorel as Director of Public Programs

Tom Sorel Joins the Public Services Team

Sambatek is pleased to announce and welcome the addition of Tom Sorel as Director of Public Programs. 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.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Tom. I am even more excited for our clients with our already strong team. Tom's understanding of the federal grants programs and the recent passage of IIJA at the Federal level and the grant opportunities available, it is a great time to be a Sambatek client - both private and public!" – Corey Bergman, Chief Growth Officer.

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.

"I am thrilled to join Sambatek. I am truly impressed with their entrepreneurial culture and growth aspirations and would love to partner and help Sambatek public and private sector clients benefit from this robust funding environment." Tom Sorel, Director of Public Programs

Tom has his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Buffalo and a master's degree in business administration from Thomas College. Additionally, he has received his Executive Program Certificate in Transportation from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has had a long career with USDOT/FHWA and has lived in several locations around the country.