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Awards, promotions, and new hires

Awards, promotions, and new hires

Jeff May recently (re)joined Burns as a project manager. He is considered an expert in design and construction administration of airfield lighting systems and power distribution systems, and has completed major infrastructure development projects at John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, Chicago O’Hare, Philadelphia, John Glenn Columbus, Raleigh-Durham, and Ronald Reagan Airports.

Dewberry promoted Curtis Sanno, P.E., CBSI, to business unit manager in the firm’s Mechanicsburg, Pa., office, working with clients in the areas of highway, bridge, and transportation services. David Tillar, P.E., joined the firm as branch manager of the Pensacola, Fla., office. He has more than two decades of experience in surveying, utilities, land development, structural engineering, and construction management. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reappointed Dewberry’s David Maune, Ph.D., PSM, PS, GS, CP, CFM, to its Hydrographic Services Review Panel, which provides independent advice for improving a range of services and products that support safe navigation and coastal resilience. Dewberry promoted Duncan Hastie, P.E., to regional branch manager for water resources, based in Atlanta. He is responsible for managing approximately 50 professionals across eight offices nationally.

Brian Burkhart, P.E., rejoined Kleinfelder as a senior civil/water resources engineer in North Carolina. He will focus on delivering sustainable water resources solutions to clients in the surface mining industry, oil and gas sector, state and local government, and industrial/commercial market in the Carolinas and throughout the southeast U.S.

Connor McColloch, P.E., CFM, joined Neel-Schaffer, Inc. to serve as a senior project manager specializing in water resources for the firm’s Houston office. He has more than eight years of experience providing hydrologic and hydraulic studies for transportation and civil engineering projects. Matthew Horton, P.E., also joined the firm as a water/wastewater engineer and project manager in the firm’s Jackson, Miss., office. He has more than 11 years of industry experience.

Lori Crossland joined McKim & Creed, Inc. as business development director of the firm’s Water Business Unit in the Mid-Atlantic region. She holds leadership positions in numerous organizations, including the North Carolina American Water Works Association/Water Environment Association, the American Public Works Association of North Carolina, the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina, and the DBIA-SE Carolinas chapter.

James Holzapfel, P.E., joined the Midwest office of Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a senior project manager. He has more than 35 years of design and management experience in the utility industry. Blair Haynie joined LAN as a regional transportation manager, responsible for expanding the firm’s transportation practice in Houston. He has more than 35 years of experience as a transportation executive in the public and private sectors. Mathew Busby, P.E., joined LAN as a project manager, responsible for technical design and management of general municipal infrastructure projects in North Texas, including utilities, drainage, and neighborhood streets efforts.

Mostafa Mobasher, Ph.D., a project engineer in Thornton Tomasetti’s New York Wall Street office, was invited by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences to participate in the sixth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine symposium. Participation is by invitation only following a competitive selection process.

Wood established a new brownfield modifications group in its Asset Solutions Americas business and appointed Gilberto Ordonez as senior vice president of brownfield solutions. Ordonez has extensive experience in engineering, procurement, and construction project delivery, business development, project management, and other oil and gas related areas.

Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI), welcomed Brian C. Gettinger, P.E., as a Tunneling Services leader. Gettinger will leverage his expertise to expand the firm’s capabilities on complex underground excavation projects, including water, wastewater, and stormwater engagements, and transportation and other initiatives requiring trenchless technology. Karen G. Perez, P.E., joined FNI to lead the firm’s water, wastewater, and stormwater expansion efforts in the El Paso, Texas metropolitan area. Across more than two decades in the El Paso-Las Cruces region, Perez has built a strong reputation for her expertise in leading rural and municipal projects for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems; developing hydrologic and hydraulic models; developing substation sites; and navigating federal and state government funding and regulatory agencies. FNI welcomed Jimmy Gibson, P.E., a nationally experienced environmental services senior manager, to lead the firm’s Environmental Practice. Gibson’s role will include expanding FNI’s capabilities to provide full-service environmental consulting services to clients. Theo Chan, P.E., rejoined FNI as a senior project manager in the Transmission and Utilities Group, bringing extensive experience managing water and wastewater treatment and utilities projects from conceptual planning through construction.

McLaren Engineering Group expanded its New York City leadership team with the additions of Joseph Acosta as deputy director of marine engineering and Olabisi Kenku as regulatory lead. Acosta has 22 years of experience as a commercial diver, performing above and underwater inspections, environmental monitoring, construction, construction supervision, and project and client management. Kenku, an environmental engineer, has more than a decade of experience in project management and ecological conservation, with expertise in water resources management, shoreline restoration, resiliency, and environmental impacts. Also at McLaren Engineering Group, Dawson Bloom joined as civil technical director and Michelle Piechowski as senior vice president of human resources. Bloom’s specialties include transportation planning and design, site development, utility and infrastructure design, urban planning and design, municipal engineering, and construction management. Piechowski has experience in building successful teams and leading organizational matters within both public and privately held companies.

WSP USA appointed Jamie Qualk as vice president in its San Francisco office. He will leverage his expertise working with Fortune 500 companies, professional sports franchises, federal and state governments and other institutional clients to help grow WSP’s business in the Bay Area.

Jay Daniels joined Thomas & Hutton’s Civil Department as a designer and will assist in developing site development construction drawings and engineering design considerations for water, sewer, and storm drainage infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Bleu Alewine joined Thomas & Hutton’s Survey Department as a staff surveyor, providing land surveying services including boundary and topographic surveying and mapping. Nick Wilson joined Thomas & Hutton’s Environmental Department as a Designer and will provide water and wastewater engineering services to clients in the Atlanta market.

TRC appointed Parker Meeks president of its Infrastructure Sector. Meeks has deep expertise driving both capital project execution and ambitious strategic growth programs across the design/construction landscape, supporting a range of projects and capital programs worth up to $10 billion.

HDR expanded its aviation practice with a promotion and key hire. The firm promoted Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Tim Fish, P.E., to East region aviation manager, and Kevin Ashton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, joined the firm’s transportation architecture practice as an aviation architecture principal based in New York City. Fish will lead development of the firm’s aviation practice, focusing on expanding full service capabilities in the region. Ashton will lead business and project development to serve aviation clients in the Northeast.

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. announced three promotions to principal. Jonathan Lewis, principal and unit manager in Chicago, is a structural engineer who has performed structural analyses and assisted in the development of repairs for multiple notable structures across the country. Bruce McMahon, principal in Dallas, is experienced in investigation, analysis, and design of corrective measures to mitigate problems with the integrity of all aspects of building envelopes. Christine Reynolds, P.E., principal in Washington, D.C., focuses on repair, restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic structures and buildings, with a particular focus on the exterior envelope.

Chris Hitch, P.E., joined raSmith in Brookfield, Wis., as a senior project manager within the firm’s land development services division. He has 20 years of experience providing site planning, design, entitlement, and construction support services to the land development industry.

Stantec welcomed two professional engineers to its growing water practice in the Southeast U.S. Civil and environmental engineer Hayden Hoggard, P.E., joined the firm’s Charlotte, N.C., office. He has expertise in pipeline infrastructure, water resources, and project management for utility, industry, and municipal clients. Marie Mohsen, P.E., joined Stantec’s Asheville, N.C., office as a water resources engineer. She has extensive municipal engineering experience, most recently with the City of Asheville, including design and project management related to waterlines, sewer lines, and treatment plant operations.

Passero Associates welcomed six new employees: Jonathan Daniels, EIT, as civil engineer II; Daniel Lenk as landscape architect I; Eduardo Navarro, RA, LEED AP BD+C, as project architect III; Robert Sulli as architectural designer I; Savannah Tabor as office administrator; and Adam Lu as a civil engineering co-op/intern.