Sacramento Delegation Attendee 2020Considered one of the preeminent transportation planning experts in the nation, Hasan Ikhrata is the Executive Director of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). SANDAG is the leading research, planning, and transportation agency for the San Diego region. Mr. Ikhrata has more than 30 years of experience in the arena of Transportation Planning in the Southern California Region, in both the private and public sector. As Executive Director of SANDAG, Mr. Ikhrata directs day‐to‐day operations of the agency and implements policies set by its governing board. In addition, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the SANDAG Service Bureau, the nonprofit public benefit corporation chartered by SANDAG. Mr. Ikhrata holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Civil and Industrial Engineering from Zaporozhye University in the former Soviet Union, a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA, and a PhD Candidacy in Urban Planning and transportation from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Mr. Ikhrata is an adjunct professor in the business school at California State University, Northridge. Prior to joining SANDAG in 2018, Mr. Ikhrata worked for Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).