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#ITENOLA2020 Leadership Series: Gayle Sprague, P.E. (F)

By Mr. Ransford McCourt P.E., PTOE posted 02-10-2020 04:46 PM



Gaye Sprague, P.E. (F)
is a principal and owner of Sprague & Sprague Consulting Engineers in Greenville, SC, USA.

I have had the good fortune to meet Gaye in my ITE travels to the Southern District, and cannot think of a member of our transportation community that is more civic-minded. As a leader who spent eight years on the Greenville City Council, Gaye has been active in her children’s school associations and scouting activities, and has served on various conservation and affordable housing boards. She has been involved with the Children’s Museum, and has served on the South Carolina Engineering Board. Taking all of this into account, you begin to see a clear picture of a compassionate community leader who is dedicated to shaping her community.

Within moments of meeting Gaye I immediately felt like a friend. I needed a few ideas related to ITE and her honest, positive, and encouraging voice was ready to provide suggestions, a hallmark of her servant leadership. She has been an ITE leader over three decades at the South Carolina Section, Southern District, and International Board. It was easy for the Southern District to recognize her for distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the transportation industry. She cares deeply about the people she encounters and her focus on quality of life is infectious.

Gaye is a one-person force of sincerity, loyalty, commitment, and compassion to be reckoned with. She is always welcoming, cheerful, and greets you with a warm smile. I encourage you to take a moment to introduce yourself to her at the Joint ITE International and Southern District Annual Meeting and Exhibition, August 9-12 in New Orleans, LA, USA.