Chris Tacinelli, PE

President & CEO
Senior Principal
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 703-787-9913

Chris is the President of Gorove Slade, succeeding the firm’s founder Fred Gorove in 2007. Chris has over 25 years of experience consulting on transportation matters in the Washington, DC area. His work covers the disciplines of traffic engineering, transportation planning, and parking planning and design.

Working out of the Chantilly office, he works on projects throughout Northern Virginia with an emphasis on projects along the Metro’s Silver Line and in Tysons. He serves both private sector and public sector clients. His engagements include transportation master planning, traffic impact assessment studies, corridor planning, parking studies, preliminary road design, site access, and circulation studies, signal design and functional garage design. Chris has a project portfolio that includes most land uses including transit-oriented development, mixed-use, corporate office parks and buildings, residential development including high-density urban development and large planned communities, hospitals, schools, and colleges.

Chris is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE), the National Association for Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA). His articles appear in trade magazines, he speaks at annual trade conferences, and he has guest lectured at George Mason University.

Originally from Connecticut, now Chris lives in Fairfax County with his wife and three children and has been a county resident for over 20 years.


Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering


Professional Engineer – Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia