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Awards, promotions, and new hires – October 2017

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Alta Environmental welcomed five new employees: Courtney Henderson; Kevin Villarama, P.E., QISP, QSD; Scott Fan; Jorge Robles; and Austin Kay. Henderson joined the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Air team as an associate I. Villarama joined the Water Resources team as a staff engineer. Fan joined the Building Science team as an industrial specialist I. Robles also joined the Building Science team as an industrial hygiene specialist I. Kay joined the Water Resources team as a water resource specialist I.

Roland White, P.E., joined Fehr Graham as a project manager in the firm’s Champaign, Ill., office. White has 25 years of experience in private consulting, municipal engineering, and higher education infrastructure management. Brian McWilliams joined Fehr Graham as a project engineer in the firm’s Manchester, Iowa, office. He provides project design for various municipal projects, including wastewater treatment plants, utility extensions, and street reconstruction. Nicholas Schaufenbuel joined Fehr Graham as an engineer in the firm’s West Union, Iowa, office, focusing on site development, transportation, stormwater collection and management, sanitary sewer collection, and water distribution.

CALYX Engineers + Consultants named Steve Payne, RLS, Georgia Survey Group manager. He has more than 12 years of experience in the land surveying field.

Erik S. Wolfe, P.E., LEED AP, joined CHA Consulting, Inc. as vice president, Facilities Submarket leader. He is based in the Parsippany, N.J., office where he will be responsible for growing and strengthening CHA’s facilities presence in the New York City metro market. Robert Harvey, P.E., joined CHA as national rail market and metro New York City transportation leader. He has more than 20 years of experience in transportation and rail infrastructure projects.

RETTEW hired Steve Dombrowski, P.E.; Jeff Goodbread; and Samuel Longo, P.E. in the firm’s energy and environmental engineering group in Pittsburgh. Dombrowski is a senior program manager with more than 30 years of experience as an industrial water and wastewater treatment engineer. Goodbread is a senior designer with more than 45 years of experience working with industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and conveyance systems. Longo is a senior program manager with 40 years of experience as a technical project manager for water, wastewater treatment, and recycling facilities in many industries.

FINLEY Engineering Group appointed bridge engineer Carmine Borea, P.E., as business development manager. He has nine years of bridge design and construction engineering experience involving concrete and steel bridges. In his new senior management role, Borea will lead selection of projects for pursuit; development of alliances and relationships with business partners, subconsultants, and potential clients; and identification of project improvements for contractors.

Thomas J. Spearing, III, was named national transit program management/construction management practice leader of HNTB Corporation based in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Spearing’s background includes development of best practices in project management oversight standards for the Federal Transit Administration. Katharine Nees, P.E., was named practice leader for HNTB’s Denver office. Prior to joining HNTB in 2016, Nees served as director of the Strategic Projects Division of the Texas Department of Transportation. Nathan Ford joined HNTB as public involvement director based in the firm’s Detroit office. His responsibilities include implementing public engagement strategies and communications programs in coordination with the Michigan Department of Transportation’s I-94 Modernization Program and MDOT’s I-375 reconstruction in Detroit. Julie Hampden joined HNTB’s growing Environmental Planning practice as science project manager, serving as one of the firm’s Endangered Species Act leaders. Patrick Allen, P.E., joined HNTB’s national rail systems team as manager of vehicle and rolling stock products. Iris Ortiz joined HNTB as tolls project manager based in the firm’s Atlanta office. She is responsible for supporting strategic planning and delivery of a network of express lane projects as part of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s $11 billion Major Mobility Investment Program.