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Awards, promotions, and new hires – January 2018

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Seeking to increase its profile in the Americas, BMT appointed Stephen Vaughn, P.E., as regional manager for the Americas. Vaughn has 17 years of experience working on critical infrastructure projects.

Keast & Hood promoted three engineers, formerly associates, to principal: John R. Davis, P.E.; Denise L. Richards, P.E.; and Craig D. Swift, S.E., LEED AP. Davis, has managed some of the firm’s most sensitive historic building and new construction projects. Richards was recognized as a Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40 professional in 2015 and manages some of the firm’s largest and most complex work. A seismic design expert with diverse structural engineering background, Swift leads the firm’s Virginia and southeastern U.S. work.

Douglas Fell, P.E., joined Walker Consultants as a senior restoration consultant. Fell will direct Walker’s Emergency Response Services, assisting clients with damaged structures across the United States.

Deborah Alaimo Lawlor, FAICP, PP, discipline leader of Planning Services at Maser Consulting P.A., was named president-elect of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Jamie Brueggeman, P.E., joined CALYX Engineers and Consultants’ Building Structures Group as senior project manager in its Cary, N.C., headquarters.

RETTEW announced three new employees. Joe Anderson, working in RETTEW’s Pittsburgh office, is a project technician in the subsurface utility engineering group. Cathy Bihlman is a senior surveyor in RETTEW’s surveying group, based in Ohio. Bihlman completes residential and commercial boundary surveys, surface and underground mine surveys and permitting, construction surveys, and ALTA surveys. Brian O’Neill is a senior civil engineer in RETTEW’s civil municipal group in the firm’s Mechanicsburg, Pa. office. With more than 24 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, his areas of expertise include stormwater systems, subdivision reviews, water distribution and treatment systems, and road and street maintenance.

Ware Malcomb promoted Ted Swan, P.E., LEED AP, to director, Civil Engineering in the firm’s Denver-based civil engineering practice. In this position, Swan manages both commercial and multifamily projects.

Darryl Daniel, PMP, joined Burns as a senior project manager in its newly established Houston location. He is an experienced Airport Information Technology and Systems professional. Burns also announced that Derek Brown joined its Railroad & Transit team as senior project manager.

Jeff Layne, J.D., joined Kleinfelder as national service leader for Gas Transmission & Distribution. He has more than 25 years of energy market experience involving engineering, operations, safety, business development, commercial transactions, and regulatory compliance. Kleinfelder also added Caroline Brabrook, P.E., to the West Division as the Seattle area manager. She has 21 years of experience in transportation design, construction, management, and business development.

Jeff Scarborough joined Freese and Nichols, Inc. as an account director in its Houston office. In this role, Scarborough will leverage 20 years of business development expertise to help expand the firm’s capabilities to support federal and state agencies.

Gannett Fleming named Giuseppe (Joe) Tulumello, AIA, LEED Green Associate, leader of its Northeast Region Facilities Business Line. His nearly 20 years of experience spans complex, multidisciplined facilities projects. Steven Bowser, P.E., a former Navy civil engineer with nearly 25 years of experience, joined Gannett Fleming as a federal market program manager. He will focus on developing and maintaining relationships with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies. Luis Casado, P.E., was named director of Gannett Fleming’s Water Business Line. Casado will continue to hold the positions of southeast region director and senior vice president. Laurie Matkowski was named Gannett Fleming’s director of connected and automated vehicle services for the Transportation Operations Global Business Line. Gannett Fleming named Kevin Switala, GISP, to the position of chief technology officer.