People: New York
Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) has presented Cristina Martinez, a senior associate at Thornton Tomasetti's Newark office, with the Young Alumni Achievement Award. The award recognizes undergraduate alumni from the last two decades who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their careers.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City, has appointed Kenneth Jackson as systems integration manager in the New York City office. Jackson's responsibilities include managing testing and systems integration for the Second Avenue Subway project. He is a project manager and senior systems engineer and integrator with more than 25 years of experience.
The firm has also named Charles Hixon integrated visualization business development lead. Hixon's duties include assisting in the implementation of services focused on the digital modeling and geospatial system technologies for project delivery. Hixon will be based in the firm's Buffalo office.
In addition, Tracey Bessellieu, vice president and director of talent at Parsons Brinckerhoff, was awarded the 2014 Shirley A. DeLibero Award. The award is part of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials' (COMTO) Women Who Move the Nation program, which honors "women pioneers across the spectrum of transportation modalities."
Hatch Mott MacDonald, Iselin, N.J., has hired Scott Rotman as senior specialist for environmental permitting. Rotman will focus on supporting and developing the firm's environmental practice, particularly with regard to complying with the National Environmental Policy Act and other permitting issues.
In addition, Carol Walczyk, vice president at Hatch Mott MacDonald, has been named chair of the American Water Works Association, New Jersey section.
Arup has named 10 employees to the position of associate principal. Those in the New York City office include: Jenny Buckley, a structural engineer; Anthony Chung, financial controller for the Americas region; Kyle Fisher, marketing leader in the Americas; Vincent Lee, a civil engineer; Simon Rule, a civil engineer; Tabitha Tavolaro, a structural engineer; and Cameron Thomson, manager of Arup's New York sustainability team.
Also named were Anthony Kirby, who leads the civil engineering group, and Amie Nulman, a structural engineer, both based in Los Angeles, as well as Nikos Chalaris, a civil engineer and project manager based in Toronto
Turner and Townsend, New York City, has appointed Tina Millan as vice president, head of aviation USA. Millan will report to Bruce McAra, CEO of Turner and Townsend.
WSP has named several new senior vice presidents. They are Yoram Eilon, Yefim Gurevich, Paul Meyer, and Susan Martens, all in New York City; as well as Evan A. Evans in Boulder, Colo.; Caroline Fenlon-Harding in San Francisco; Scott P. Haitz in Reston, Va.; and Kurt A. Zmich in Minneapolis.
In addition, the firm has named three new vice presidents. They are: Patrick Chan and Hezi Mena in New York City, and Keith Green in Reston, Va.
Lend Lease has named Kurt Lorenz as general manager for its multi-site group, which works on projects in North America and Latin America in sectors including energy, property solutions, banking, retail, restaurant, hospitality and transportation. Lorenz will report to Murray Woolcock, executive general manager of the strategic business unit.
Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA), New York City, has hired Wing-Pin "Winnie" Kwan as partner of the firm. For her new position, Kwan has relocated from New York City to the firm's Shanghai office, where she will serve as the director of LERA Shanghai.
In addition, LERA has named Sangho Han and Patrick Hopple as senior associates. Han and Hopple are both project managers with more than eight years of experience at LERA.
Racanelli Construction Co., Melville, N.Y., has hired Anthony Inzirillo as a project manager.
The Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), New York City, has appointed seven-year NEW veteran Kathleen Culhane as interim president.
The Louis Berger Group Inc., Morristown, N.J., has hired Michael Pillsbury as the director of highway and civil engineering in the Northeast division. He brings more than 37 years of experience in construction and engineering management in the public and private sectors. Pillsbury will be based out of the firm's Manchester, N.H., office.
Robert Medina, senior vice president and East district director at T.Y. Lin International, San Francisco, has been appointed to the New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) board of overseers. Medina's expertise encompasses a range of professional services in the areas of land development, highways, mass transit, federal facilities, flood control and environmental permitting.
Spector Group, New York City, has appointed four new team members in its New York office. Sharif Anous has been named junior architect; David N. Beauchamp III will serve as a project architect; Brad R. Blythe has been appointed to senior designer; and Anthony Campusano joins as a senior architect.
Shen Milsom & Wilke (SM&W), New York City, has promoted Robert Haddard to principal from leader of security discipline.
In addition, SM&W has promoted the following four employees to associate principal: Robert Badenoch, who has been promoted from the firm's audiovisual systems design department; Tyson Leonard, who has been promoted from leader of the firm's Texas operations; Russell Wood, who has moved up from leader of SM&W's operations in the GCC region; and Adam Koch, who has moved up from project administrator.
Burns & McDonnell, Piscataway, N.J., has hired Paulo Silva as regional head of the global cyber security practice, an extension of the firm's business and technology services group. In this role, Silva will provide services to several billion-dollar infrastructure improvement programs located throughout the Northeast. Previously, Silva was chief information officer for PECO, a Pennsylvania-based utility.
Ronald Berger, former executive director of the Subcontractors Trade Association (STA), New York City, died on April 12 at the age of 81. He became the executive director of STA in 2002 after serving for more than 40 years in the industry. He also previously held the position of STA's board president.