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FIRM PROFILE

Established in 2008, TSSS is a comprehensive consulting firm specializing in strategic support to ensure safe and secure projects, systems and operating environments in the public transit, general industry, and construction sectors. Leveraging decades of safety, security, cyber security, quality assurance, and project management experience, TSSS experts identify site and system hazards or threats, and develop tailored solutions to diminish those risks to a practical level.

TSSS has a variety of experts and technical staff certified through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), World Safety Organization (WSO), and Transportation Safety Institute (TSI). TSSS is also a certified First Aid, CPR & AED Trainer through the National Safety Council (NSC), as well as a member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), and ASIS International (ASIS).

TSSS is a Certified MBE/DBE and/or Small Business in AL, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, PA, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI.

Our office locations are in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC.

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FIRM LEADERSHIP

TSSS is led by a team of professionals with decades of experience providing consulting services for some of the most engaging public transit agencies in the U.S. and abroad.  Our leaders have a thorough understanding of industry regulatory requirements, bringing invaluable insights and unique perspectives to the safety and security activities of several high profile mass transit construction projects.

Jean Claude Aurel, Jr., CSP

President & CEO

Jean Claude Aurel, Jr., ASP, CSP, WSO-CSSD

President & CEO

Jean Claude has more than 20 years of diverse system safety, engineering, and auditing experience on several heavy, light, and commuter rail mass transit projects, as well as bus and ferry projects throughout North America. Prior to founding TSSS, he was VP of System Safety & Risk Management at HRT. He also served in various roles at Houston METRO and CTA. Jean Claude is a member of APTA, ASSE, WSO, BCSP, NSC, AREMA, NSBE, and ASHRAE.

Rachel Deen

Vice President, Cyber Security

Rachel Deen

Vice President, Cyber Security

Rachel is an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in IT infrastructure, physical security, and cyber security. She has mastered technologies from operating systems to security; assessed system susceptibility and suggested security enhancements; and instigated top-tier security processes and incident response policies to guard against burgeoning cyber risks. Rachel is a member of APTA's Enterprise Cyber Security Working Group.

Sebastian Dragu

Vice President, System Safety

Sebastian Dragu

Vice President, System Safety

Sebastian brings more than 40 years of multidisciplinary experience in bus and rail transit safety and security, electrical engineering, fire protection, plan development, system integration, and commissioning in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Prior to TSSS, he held management positions at Toronto Transit Commission, Parsons Brinckerhoff Halsall (now WSP), and CTA. Sebastian set rail transit standards as a member of APTA's Rail Standards Policy & Planning Committee.

Ron Keele, P.E., CSP

Sr. Director, Safety, Security & Assurance

Ronald Keele, P.E., CSP

Sr. Director, System Safety, Security & Quality Assurance

Ron has more than 40 years of transit system safety, security, quality assurance, and engineering experience, having managed numerous bus and rail projects, as well as NASA safety and space shuttle operations. Prior to TSSS, he was as a Senior Rail and Transit Project Lead with CH2M Hill and Booz Allen Hamilton, Safety and Security Office Director at the FTA, and Chief Safety Officer at both WMATA and MTA. Ron is a member of APTA, ASSE, and ASCE.

       

Alicia Lombardo

Director, Marketing & Business Development

Alicia Lombardo

Director, Marketing & Business Development

Alicia brings more than 10 years of experience delivering strategic marketing and business development solutions in the professional services industries, primarily with A/E/C firms and growing, minority-owned businesses. Alicia's specialty is integrating multiple marketing platforms to convey one brand message. Her core competencies include strategic planning, marketing and communications, proposal winning, and lead generation.