JPA Staff

The JPA has a hard-working staff assigned to handle daily operations and ensure the success of the Connector Project:

Tom Zlotkowski, Executive Director


Mr. ZlotkowskiTom Zlotkowski has served as the Executive Director of the Capital SouthEast Connector JPA since March of 2008.

Previously, Tom was the Director of the Sacramento County Department of Transportation, where he oversaw the planning, design, construction and ongoing maintenance and operations of 2,600 miles of streets and highways located in the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County. He was responsible for an organization of 375 employees, with a $160 million annual budget.

Tom oversaw the delivery of more than $1 billion in capital transportation projects in Sacramento County through the initiation and execution of the annual Transportation Improvement Process.

His most recent professional acknowledgements include the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ “2007 Distinguished Service Award” and the American Public Works Association’s “2006 National Transportation Manager of the Year.”

Tom is a registered Civil and Traffic Engineer in the State of California, as well as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).

Dennis Haglan, Project Manager


Dennis Haglan will assist Executive Director Tom Zlotkowski in managing the technical, financial and public outreach teams that will deliver the 2012-2013 work plan recently approved by the JPA board.

Dennis has 23 years of transportation experience in project management, design and construction oversight. He has managed more than half a billion dollars in transportation improvements and is especially skilled in securing the scarce funding resources that agencies need to get projects built. After working eight years at Caltrans, he co-founded Drake Haglan & Associates, a highly respected transportation engineering firm in Sacramento.

Dennis holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UC Davis and is a registered Civil Engineer in California. He is actively involved in the community and has lived in Folsom for the past 14 years with his wife and three children.

Lynn Kalamaras, Executive Assistant


LynnThe newest member of the Capital SouthEast Connector team, Lynn Kalamaras brings a wealth of experience to her role as the Administrative Services Officer.

Lynn manages the financial accounting for the project, including handling and processing all invoices and working closely with vendors and consultants. Lynn also works closely with Executive Director Tom Zlotkowski, developing and managing the Board agendas.

Prior to coming to the Capital SouthEast Connector project, Lynn worked for 23 years with the County of Sacramento in the District Attorney’s office.