Jesus Martinez is a Program Manager – R&D with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) since 2007. At SwRI he is responsible for managing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) projects and promoting SwRI capabilities to potential clients.  Jesus is well known for his role as ITS Administrator at FDOT District 6 from 1991 to 2007 during which time he led the development of the SunGuide Transportation Management Center (TMC) and the deployment of over $60 million of ITS projects in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Jesus received an Associate of Arts in Electrical Engineering from Miami Dade College, his Bachelor of Electrical/Computer Engineering from the University of Miami and an MBA from Florida International University. He is a registered engineer in Florida, Delaware, Texas and Arkansas. He is also certified as Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Past President of ITS Florida. Jesus was inducted into the Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2016 for accomplishments in the field of engineering.