R. Randall Hall was named president of Batson-Cook Co., Atlanta, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Hall most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of the West Point, Ga.-based contractor's Atlanta division, where he was responsible for the Duke Energy Center project in Charlotte, N.C. Prior to that, Hall had served as senior vice president and general manager of the firm's West Point division. Raymond Moody, who had served as Batson-Cook's president for the past 16 years, will continue with the firm as chief executive officer.

Steve Kufrovich has been hired by Choate Construction Co. in Atlanta as a senior preconstruction manager. Kufrovich comes to Choate with a background in preconstruction services and experience with health-care projects.


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Also, David Robertson was elected to serve as the firm's president, in addition to his continuing role as chief operating officer. Robertson has been with RS&H for more than 30 years and previously served as controller and chief financial officer.

Additionally, Richard Hurst was promoted to vice president for the transportation/infrastructure division, where he will lead toll systems and operations as part of RS&H's national practice. Hurst has 30 years of related experience.

Richard Hammett was promoted to vice president of RS&H's aerospace and defense group. He most recently served as the firm's Southeast regional leader for defense projects.


Tom Chapman has returned to Lend Lease in Raleigh, N.C., as director of the company's Life Sciences group, covering the Atlantic region. A 33-year industry veteran, Chapman had worked at Jacobs for the past nine years. Prior to that, he worked for Bovis Lend Lease's Global Life Sciences Group in Princeton, N.J.

Bill Morrison has joined Skanska USA's Atlanta office as a vice president. He previously worked for Jones Lang LaSalle's project development services group and was a senior vice president with Carter's development and program management group. In his new role, Morrison will focus primarily on the higher education and commercial markets.

Also, Jim Viviano joined Skanska's Atlanta office as senior director of business development for Georgia. He comes to Skanska from Cooper Carry, where he spent six years as an associate director.

In Skanska's civil unit, Marc Bradley was promoted to the position of general superintendent for the Southeast. Based in Atlanta, Bradley will manage field operations for all civil projects in the Southeast.

Engineering firm RS&H of Jacksonville, Fla., announced in February a planned leadership transition of the company's top officers. , the company's current senior vice president and director of its aviation program, will assume the role of chief executive officer of RS&H, effective July 31. Reed will succeed , the current chairman and CEO. In July, Jenkins will transition out of the CEO position to focus on serving as chairman of the board. Jenkins had served as RS&H's chairman and CEO for the past 20 years.