Todd K. Wager joined exp as chief strategy officer. In this newly created role, Wager is responsible for leading the company’s overall corporate strategy, including long-term strategic planning, business development, marketing, joint ventures, and industry partnerships.
Amanda Lai, P.E., a water and wastewater engineer with Kleinfelder’s Southern California water team, was named one of ACEC’s Young Professionals of the Year for 2017. She also serves as president of the San Diego Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders where she oversees three international projects. Laura (Robinson) Nolan, P.E., a project manager and team lead for Kleinfelder’s Water Practice, was named a winner of ENR California’s Top Young Professionals Competition. She has 11 years of experience in planning, design, and construction of water-related utilities and has become an expert in trenchless rehabilitation.
Manhard Consulting appointed William Gladbach, P.E., P.Eng, PMP, to serve as Western Region managing director, a newly created position to support the company’s growth in its western territories. Gladbach is based in Manhard’s Denver office.
Steven R. Kramer, P.E., F.ASCE, was named senior vice president – Tunnels at COWI North America. He has extensive experience using conventional and alternative delivery methods for tunneling and trenchless practices in the fields of transportation, water, and energy. Also at COWI, David McCurry, P.E., joined the firm’s Seattle office as chief project manager (Bridges). He has 18 years of design management and project execution experience on complex and alternative delivery infrastructure projects.
Matthew Johnson, P.E., S.E., branch manager of Fehr Graham’s Champaign, Ill., office, received the 2017 Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association Young Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois. Johnson has led numerous high-profile, multidiscipline transportation and water projects throughout the Midwest.
Sherri Jent joined Cardno, Inc. as business development manager – Infrastructure services in the company’s Tampa, Fla., office. She will focus on business development projects throughout the Americas region, focusing on survey and mapping, subsurface utility excavation, utility coordination, transportation, and structures.
Don Porter, P.E., was named group manager of Utilities, and Nicole Knox, P.E., was promoted to group manager of Site Development at R&M Consultants, Inc. Porter is responsible for utility systems design and coordination, including underground water/sewer plan and profiles, trench and piping details, arctic pipe protection, and rehabilitation design for existing pipe systems. Knox is responsible for site planning, design, and construction administration services for a variety of sites in urban and rural locations.
Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA) added David Harmon as project director. With more than 30 years of experience, he will manage large and small community-based projects and be responsible for leading HAA’s design research and sustainability efforts.
Sam Tinsley, P.E., joined Thornton Tomasetti’s Boston office as a senior vice president in the Structural Engineering practice. Tinsley has more than 30 years of experience in structural design, analysis, and project management. Thornton Tomasetti also announced that President Raymond P. Daddazio, Eng.ScD., P.E., F.EMI, received the Keystone Award from the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation. The award is bestowed for increasing women’s impact, representation, and effectiveness at the top management levels in the building industry.
Danielle Smith, P.E., joined Michael Baker International as Transportation Department manager in the Denver office. Her more than 20 years of experience include program management, stakeholder coordination, project controls, and design for highway, light rail, and traffic-related projects. Also at Michael Baker, Beth Steimle, P.E., joined the firm as vice president and office executive in Tampa, Fla. With 15 years of experience, her expertise extends to design-build-finance projects, contract management, bridge engineering and rehabilitation, roadway improvement, post-design services, and budget planning.
KAI Design & Build hired Ashraf Hamad, PMP, as senior project engineer. Hamad will serve as a liaison between clients and KAI’s multidisciplined team to ensure successful execution of construction-related projects and activities.
Elia Nunez, P.E., was named an assistant vice president in the Miami office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. She will be responsible for management of capital improvement planning for transit agencies and public works departments, with a focus on public works projects. Karl Dauber, P.E., is now a national practice lead for hydrology, hydraulics, and drainage engineering for the U.S. Water & Environment Business at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. He has more than 31 years of experience in drainage system design, stormwater management, floodplain analysis, hydrology, hydraulics, and scour analysis. Michael D. Swearingen was named water area manager for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. He will lead sales and operations of the firm’s non-industrial water services team in Colorado and surrounding geographies, supporting all surface water, stormwater, drainage, water/wastewater treatment, and conveyance-related work in the area. Edwin E. Tatem, P.E., is construction services manager, transportation and infrastructure, for the central region at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Tatem is responsible for growth, service, and delivery of construction inspection and resident engineering services.