WSP USA, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy, has hired Kung Ven as the firm’s Energy business line leader for its Southeast region.
In this role, Ven will manage the growth and performance of energy sector projects with a focus on generation, transmission and distribution, decarbonization, electrification, and renewable energy to position WSP as the preferred energy consulting partner for clients in the Southeast. He is based in the firm’s Atlanta office.
“Kung will help build a team to support a vital need by many clients by focusing on what many states are concerned about — clean power,” said Jerry Jannetti, WSP USA Southeast region president. “Policy changes for a more carbon free society will lead to continued infrastructure modifications that require WSP’s full toolbox.”
“Ven has decades of proven experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams and executing work across multiple business lines, market sectors and regions, all of which makes him an exceptional fit for this role,” said Michael Case, WSP USA’s national business line leader for Energy.
Ven has more than 20 years of engineering consulting and design service experience, working with infrastructure owners and clients in the public, private and federal sectors. His most recent role was principal energy and power sector lead for the Southeast region of an international professional services company.
Ven is a licensed professional engineer and a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in electrical and computer engineering, as well as George State University with a master’s degree in business administration.
WSP’s Southeast region includes Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.