Anthony Risko joined Freese and Nichols, Inc.’s coastal services group and will serve as a senior engineer in the Austin, Texas, office. Kalli Clark-Egan, P.E., joined the firm’s Houston office as a senior engineer with the Southeast Water Resources Group. Her move follows a distinguished career of designing and managing large-scale infrastructure projects with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District. Sandip Faldu, P.E., joined Freese and Nichols’ Dallas office as a senior engineer with the Transportation Planning Group. He has considerable expertise in transportation planning, traffic engineering, and project management.
H2M architects + engineers promoted Charles Martello, P.E., LSRP, to director of its regional office in Parsippany, N.Y. Brian Murrell joined H2M architects + engineers as senior disciple engineer in the Civil Engineering Department. His responsibilities range from performing initial due diligence and feasibility assessments to preparing detailed site engineering construction documents.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) promoted Christopher J. Darnell to managing director, Customer & Product Strategy. He will focus on improving member and customer experience by aligning ACI products and services with user expectations, market demand, and communication channels.
Emily H. Cylc joined the Salisbury, Md., office of Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., where she will be providing architectural design services.
Brian Funkhouser, P.E., president and CEO of York, Pa.-based Buchart Horn, received the Alumni Fellow Award by the Penn State Alumni Association in recognition of his professional accomplishments. It is the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Horner & Shifrin’s board of directors elected Steven Donahue, P.E., as the company’s seventh president since its founding in 1933. Donahue succeeds Duane L. Siegfried, P.E., S.E., who served as president from 2010 to Dec. 31, 2015.
Peggy Van Eepoel, P.E., an associate principal in Thornton Tomasetti’s Weidlinger Protective Design practice, will be recognized for her leadership on the National Science Foundation Headquarters project in Alexandria, Va. The project was selected to receive a Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Built by Women District of Columbia Award. Thornton Tomasetti promoted three of its executives: Andrew Goldbaum to chief operating officer; Rimma Zaleznik, CPA, PMP, to chief financial officer; and Tod Rittenhouse, P.E., to East Region leader. James V. Brunetti, P.E., joined the firm’s New York Wall Street office as a vice president in the Forensics practice.
Gary Klein, executive vice president and senior principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Klein, a 37-year veteran of WJE, was selected for his “investigations of national and international infrastructure and conveying knowledge from these investigations to the profession.”
Gafcon promoted Sean Olcott to technical director — Virtual Design and Construction. In his new role, Olcott will implement Gafcon’s strategy for applying Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other emerging technologies to improve how project owners design, construct, and manage built assets.
Veda Montalbano, P.E., CPM, joined Jones|Carter’s Transportation Practice as senior project manager. She has more than 25 years of transportation planning and design experience and will be managing complex, high-profile projects for the firm.
RETTEW announced four promotions to senior leadership positions within the firm: John Doughty to vice president of the land development and survey groups, overseeing more than 80 staff members in nine of RETTEW’s 10 offices; Tim Falkenstein to vice president, leading the client liaison staff of seven as well as the safety consulting group of 12; Scott MacNair to vice president of corporate services, maintaining his title as CFO and overseeing the corporate administration, facilities, financial services, human resources, and information technology groups; and Matt Malozi to regional vice president for one of the firm’s three geographical regions, overseeing two of RETTEW’s offices, as well as business development in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and eastern Pennsylvania.