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T&M Associates announces new leadership roles

March 1, 2021

Company further diversifies with women-led MEP and Planning practices

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – T&M Associates, a leading national engineering and technical services consulting company, announced that Kendra Lelie, PP, AICP, LLA, has joined the company as Regional Planning Practice Leader and the promotion of M. Elaine Dasti, PE, to MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) Practice Leader.

Lelie is an accomplished planning professional with 28 years of experience directing planning and design projects from concept to completion. Her successful track record includes the preparation of master plans, zoning ordinances and redevelopment plans, with specific expertise in livable places, smart growth, affordable housing, recreational planning, and urban design. She has served as the consulting planner for planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment throughout the State of New Jersey, where she provides advice and testimony in consideration of development applications. Lelie is a licensed professional planner and landscape architect.


T&M brought on Dasti 5 years ago to establish the firm’s Building Services Group, expanding the technical offerings already provided by the company. As an effective leader, she quickly drove the practice forward and expanded her core team through the delivery of more than $2 million in new business. As she fueled the Building Services Group’s growth, Dasti enhanced company performance by cross-selling other services, obtaining new clients, and improving quality control practices through her self-started initiatives – ultimately creating the MEP Practice. Her 13 years of experience encompass hundreds of projects spanning public and private clients. Dasti is a licensed professional engineer.

“Kendra comes to us with an extensive background and experience that we anticipate will lead to growth opportunities in the planning sector inside and outside of New Jersey,” said John A. Cimino, T&M’s Chief Strategy Officer. “Elaine established the MEP service line for T&M only a couple of years ago. Through her leadership and collaboration with others in the company, MEP is now an emerging practice. I’m really looking forward to the evolution of both practices and partnerships with Kendra and Elaine.”


About T&M Associates

T&M Associates is a leading national consulting, engineering, environmental, technical services and construction management company that has delivered proven results for a broad spectrum of public and private clients for more than 50 years. Through a team of 350 business and technical professionals, we service clients from office locations throughout the U.S. Our flexibility as a prominent mid-sized firm, with the capabilities of a large company, provides clients more cost effective, efficient and timely results.