Shannon Meder joins HNTB as group director in Charleston

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Known for her leadership on infrastructure projects in South Carolina, industry veteran will help reestablish and enhance firm’s presence across the state

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Shannon Meder has joined HNTB as group director and vice president. Based in Charleston, Meder will play a key role in building HNTB’s practice in South Carolina by leveraging her career-long experience in working with clients across the state on a variety of transportation infrastructure projects to enhance mobility, connectivity and sustainability.

Prior to joining HNTB, Meder served in a variety of senior-level roles for another consulting firm in the state. Her expertise covers a broad range of areas, including project development and NEPA documentation, alternative delivery methods for transportation infrastructure, natural resource analysis, public involvement and outreach, quality assurance and environmental compliance.

“Shannon’s intimate knowledge of the infrastructure needs across South Carolina and the trust she has built in helping solve some of the region’s most complex infrastructure challenges will be integral to our clients as they move forward in delivering on a historic level of investment in the state’s transportation network,” said Spencer Franklin, PE, Carolinas office leader and senior vice president for HNTB.

For over two decades, Meder has played a leading role in the successful delivery of some of the most impactful projects across South Carolina, including the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the Lowcountry Rapid Transit BRT, NEPA and preliminary engineering for corridor improvements along State Highway 41 and the ≈ statement for the I-20/I-26/I-126 corridor in Columbia which was selected as an Excellence Award recipient from the American Council of Engineering Companies in 2020.

Meder is an active participant in a variety of professional associations, including the National Association of Environmental Professionals and the South Carolina Chapters of the American Planning Association, American Council of Engineering Companies and Women in Transportation Seminar. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of South Carolina and participated in post-graduate studies in civil engineering from The Citadel.

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