Elham Shirazi, principal of e-planning, has over 30 years of experience in developing telework and flexible scheduling programs, and is recognized as a leader in this field. Elham has developed resource materials, conducted training workshops, worked with hundreds of employers, and evaluated the impacts of telework and flexible scheduling on employers, employees, and trip reduction. She has also helped develop regional telework resources and flexible scheduling and assistance programs throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, Colorado, Texas, Connecticut, Minnesota, Washington, and Arizona. She has advised US Congressional leaders and many public entities in policy development for furthering interest in telework.

Prior to being a consultant, Ms. Shirazi worked at Commuter Transportation Services, Inc. (CTS), for six and a half years, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of several telecommuting programs and training sessions, and the development of a detailed guidebook for employers on implementing telecommuting programs. At CTS Ms. Shirazi managed a full-time staff of 15 employees and the three departments of planning, training, and product development. Ms. Shirazi was a visiting lecturer at UCLA in 1995 where she taught a course on Telecommunications and its impact on Transportation Planning. Ms. Shirazi has Masters Degrees in Urban Planning and in Political Science from UCLA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Wellesley College. She is Chair of the Association for Commuter Transportation’s Telework and Alternative Work Hours Council and served as Secretary for the National Board from 2008-2010 where she taught a course on Telecommunications and its impact on Transportation Planning. In 2005, Elham was awarded the Association for Commuter Transportation’s Cathy Cole Telework Memorial Award for her achievements.

Elham Shirazi is a certified WBE/DBE in the States of CA, GA, CT, NY, MA, MN, and FL.