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Freese and Nichols, Inc., welcomed Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E., an international authority on alternative water supplies and innovative water treatment, to expand the firm’s work in helping meet Texas’ future water needs. Keith Beatty, P.E., joined Freese and Nichols to lead the firm’s Tulsa, Okla. office. He has more than 20 years of experience in roadway design, water/wastewater, stormwater, site development, and structural forensics. Naveen Chillara, P.E., joined the firm’s Water Resources Design Division as a senior project manager and water resources design engineer serving the Southeast Texas and Louisiana markets.

Janine La Marca, CPSM, director of business development, was named an associate at The Harman Group. She has 25 years of experience in the AEC industry.

Passero Associates welcomed four professionals: Bruce Bradley as an aviation engineer; Robert J. Bilyo, P.E., as a project manager; Chase LeBrun as a structural engineer; and Joshua Case to the Aviation Services Team as an owner construction representative. 

Christina LeGros was promoted to executive vice president at CT Consultants. She will oversee implementation of the firm’s newly adopted 7 Leadership Principles. Justin Haselton, LEED AP, joined CT Consultants as Cleveland Regional leader with responsibilities for project management, technical support, and business development.

Brenton Jenkins, P.E., joined Cardno as a project engineer in the company’s Baton Rouge, La., office. Bruce Moreira, PWS, GISP, joined Cardno as an environmental project scientist in the firm’s Portland, Ore., office. Jim Godfrey, PLS, joined the firm as branch manager of Cardno’s Tampa, Fla., office. He has more than 30 years of utility engineering and surveying experience.

Carla Thompson, senior director of marketing, Core States Group, received the Weld-Coxe Marketing Achievement Award from the Society of Marketing for Professional Services. This tribute is the highest honor given by the organization and is only awarded when it identifies a deserving candidate.

Mark Fuhrmann joined HDR’s transit practice as a senior project manager based in the Minneapolis engineering office. His first assignment is serving as program manager for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District West Lake and Double Track projects.

Jay Mezher, AIA, joined Mott MacDonald as digital delivery leader for the North American region. Based in Seattle, Mezher will expand Mott MacDonald’s project delivery capabilities through implementation of new and emerging tools and progressive workflows. L. Matthew Gwinn, RA, joined Mott MacDonald as a vice president and Eastern U.S. regional leader for the Aviation Practice. Based in New York City, he will be responsible for management oversight of the JFK Master Plan/Development Program.

Heather Reed, Ph.D., a senior associate in the New York, Wall Street office of Thornton Tomasetti, was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the 2018 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Mass. Each year, the USFOE brings together 100 innovative engineers under the age of 45 from U.S. companies, universities, and government labs to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields.

Jay Simonds, P.G., joined V3 Companies’ Columbus, Ohio, office as senior environmental project manager. A former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers service member, he will focus on delivering projects for the commercial development, power and energy, and industry markets, along with V3’s full spectrum of services.

Eric Ross joined DPS Group as virtual design and construction (VDC) manager for U.S. operations in the firm’s Albany, N.Y., office. He will oversee VDC and BIM for all DPS projects within the U.S.