Member At Large

Sharmyn Elliot

Vice President
Somat Engineering Inc.

Sharmyn Elliott is Vice President of Somat Engineering Inc. (Somat), a full-service infrastructure solution provider. Bringing more than 40+ years experience to the industry, Mr. Elliott’s current responsibilities include operations manager for the firm’s geotechnical and construction engineering practice disciplines, client relations, and developing and implementing strategic operations planning. He currently serves as the Senior Project Consultant on several Transportation, Aviation, Healthcare, Sports Facility/Entertainment and Water-Wastewater contracts including the Prime Material Testing consultant for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on the I-75 Reconstruction Project in Monroe County, Michigan; as well as Inspection and Testing Services Consultant for the New M-1 Rail Streetcar Project; New Detroit Events Center (Detroit Red Wings Entertainment District); I-94 Mega Project (Owner’s Representative Team); I-75 Modernization Mega Project; Wayne County Airport Authority Runway, Taxiway, and New Administration Building projects; and a host of other surface transportation and municipal projects to name a few.

Mr. Elliott also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Somat Engineering of Ohio, Inc. and is responsible for the firms overall engineering practice disciplines and construction engineering services operations in Cleveland and Brooklyn Heights, Ohio. Some Ohio projects include Ohio Turnpike Bridge Deck Replacement; Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) I-90 CCG1 Eastbound Reconstruction and I-90 CCG2 Westbound Reconstruction; ODOT District 12 Construction Inspection, Testing and Laboratory services; and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) - Advance Facility Plan Design, Doan Valley Storage Tunnel Design, and Westerly Storage Tunnel Design to name a few.

Sharmyn is an active and dedicated member of the multi-modal transportation community, and of COMTO both on the National and local level. In addition to his current role as a COMTO National Board of Directors At-Large member, and COMTO Michigan Vice President (re-elected for the 2016 – 2017 term), he actively participates in COMTO local chapter and National activities and committees, as well as other professional organizations. A sampling of these activities and committees include:

  • 2016 COMTO National Board of Directors - Finance Committee Member
  • 2016 Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) – Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC) Construction Summit Panel Member
  • 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 Attendee COMTO “Women Who Move the Nation” and Company Sponsor
  • 2015, 2014 & 2013 Attendee COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference; Registered Participant for 2016 NMTC in Dallas, TX
  • 2016, 2015 and 2014 COMTO Michigan – Golf Outing Committee Member and Company Sponsor
  • 2015 Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Partnering Panel Member - MDOT's 35th DBE Conference
  • 2015, 2014 Attendee COMTO Joint Leadership Meeting and CBCF/COMTO Transportation Braintrust
  • 2014 Presenter “Doing Business with MDOT & Partnering” - MDOT's 34th DBE Conference

Somat Accolades

  • 2013 COMTO National - Historically Underutilized Business Firm of the Year
  • 2015 COMTO Michigan - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Firm of the Year
  • 2015 COMTO Michigan - Garrett A. Morgan Shadow Day Sponsor