Earl "Chip" Mitchell has joined CH2M as president of the firm's oil, gas and chemicals business group. Mitchell has spent the last 25 years at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., where most recently he was the firm's group vice president for the upstream, midstream and pipeline business. Previously, Mitchell was head of Jacobs' oil, gas and chemicals operations in Canada and had worked at M.W. Kellogg (now KBR), Howe–Baker Engineers (now CB&I) and Allstates Engineering.

FKP Architects has hired two employees. Jon Franklin rejoins FKP Architects as senior vice president and senior architect. He will manage FKP's team producing construction documents for the core and shell of the $506-million Texas Children's Hospital Pediatric Tower "E" Expansion, a 19-story critical care addition that will house the Texas Children's Heart Center.

Jan Madey has joined FKP as senior project manager and laboratory planner. Madey has been a grant reviewer for several National Institutes of Health grants for animal research and clinical facilities and was a presenter at the Labs 21 National Conference.

Roger Basarich has joined Corg an as vice president. He will oversee the firm's Houston office, which recently relocated to a larger space to accommodate growth. Basarich relocated to Houston from New Mexico, where he had practiced architecture since 1986 with Custer-Basarich Ltd. Architects and Merrick & Co.

Glenn Gregory has joined Garver's Texas transportation team as the Texas transportation director and vice president. Gregory has served in various engineering management functions in Austin and San Antonio, providing leadership and oversight for transportation, municipal, environmental and public involvement projects and GEC/PMC programs.

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Lisa Martin has been named vice president. Martin currently leads Gilbane's companywide sales, marketing and innovation services group. She has been with Gilbane for more than 16 years.

Dustin Slack has joined JPI as vice president and development partner for the firm's new Austin office. Before joining JPI, Slack led teams at McShane Development Co., Forestar Real Estate Group and Trammell Crow.

Janis Brackett has rejoined Kirksey as vice president and community team leader. Brackett was previously vice president and senior project manager at HOK.

Paul Paris has been promoted to vice president, project development at Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Richardson, Texas. Paris began his construction career with Hill & Wilkinson in 1998 as a project engineer. During his tenure with the firm, he has served as project manager, estimator, senior estimator and director of preconstruction services.

Kitchell has opened a new Houston office and promoted two executives: Steve Whitworth, who has been named vice president, director of Texas region, and Chris Kirch, who has been named senior project manager.

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KDC has added 12 new members to its Dallas team: David Fisk, vice president of design and construction; Terry Lowrey, vice president of design and construction; Gary Steele, vice president of design and construction; Debra Velez, vice president of design and construction for CityLine with a focus on the State Farm towers; Brent Strong, senior project manager; Kelsey Mitchell, development project manager; Ignacio Herrera, project manager; Chad Jackson, project manager for Raytheon at CityLine; Audrey Dunlap, communications specialist; Lindsay Lutz, creative services specialist; Chris Selbo, development associate; and Peter Yates, development associate.

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Swamy Yeleswarapu has joined McCarthy Building Cos. as the new director of planning and scheduling for the Houston division. Before joining McCarthy, Yeleswarapu served as lead planner/senior project controls manager at Worley Parsons.

Gilbane Building Co. has promoted two employees. has been named vice president. began his career in 1981 working for regional general contractors and a national consulting engineering firm before joining Gilbane in 1994. has joined PGAL as business development director in the firm's Austin office. has joined Burns & McDonnell as national business manager for terminals and pipelines.HNTB has hired as director, government relations for the firm's central division. Previously, was president of Move Texas Forward, a nonpartisan organization that educates Texans about policies and funding for  infrastructure development.