Our Team

Carl Vitale

General Manager of Sam Schwartz PTM Services, Inc.

Mr. Vitale was instrumental in the development of the PTM program in 2009 and oversees 200 Pedestrian Traffic Managers daily. He is the director of pedestrian/traffic operations for Barclays Center, Red Bulls Arena and the Second Avenue Subway Construction route. Mr. Vitale authored the groundbreaking training manual for PTMs, which has since been used by the New York City Department of Transportation to train DOT personnel. Mr. Vitale is a veteran of the New York City Police Department and retired with 21 years of experience with the title of Sergeant.

Nick Hlat

Senior Project Manager of Sam Schwartz PTM Services, Inc.

Nick began working at Sam Schwartz in late 2017 as an Assistant Project Manager, and has since moved up to Sr. Project Manager, handling nearly all pedestrian safety and traffic management related projects. Mr. Hlat grew up in a small suburban town near Albany, New York before moving to NYC in 2015. Proud to call the big city his new home, he brings a committed attitude towards improving the pedestrian experience and safety through his work. He specializes in project planning, client relations, and business development. He reports to the COO, Matt Abel, and GM, Carl Vitale

Mr. Hlat received his Bachelor’s degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry in Syracuse, NY and holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning at Hunter College in New York City.

Steve McLaughlin

Director of Field Operations of Sam Schwartz PTM Services, Inc.

Mr. McLaughlin coordinates the deployment of over 200 Pedestrian Managers on a daily basis. He is responsible for the scheduling, outfitting and supervision of the overall field staff. Along with Mr. Vitale, Mr. McLaughlin was with the program on Day 1.

Mr. McLaughlin is a retired Police Officer from the NYPD where he served for 20 years.

Victoria Wang

Accounting Manager of Sam Schwartz PTM Services, Inc.

Ms. Wang began working at Sam Schwartz in 2017. She manages invoicing, labor reports, payroll, and works closely with fellow accounting team member Matthew Lachant. Ms. Wang brings 5+ years of accounting experience and combines that with her love for pedestrian safety to become an invaluable part of the PTM team.   

Ms. Wang graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from University of South Florida. She is originally from Tampa, Florida.

Taylor Roome

Human Resources Manager of Sam Schwartz PTM Services, Inc.

Ms. Roome began working at Sam Schwartz in 2017. Among some of her responsibilities, she recommends, plans and implements policies to aid in hiring, training, employee relations and legal compliance. Ms. Roome has assisted the PTM team in a number of Human Resource-related matters including a recent revamping of the entire recruitment process to operate more efficiently.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs at Hofstra University and her Certificate in Professional Human Resources Management from PACE University. She is an SHRM-Certified Professional.