Jim-DillahuntyHenkels & McCoy Inc., a Blue Bell, Pa.-based utility contractor, has named James M. Dillahunty president and chief operating officer. He is a 26-year company veteran.

Henkels & McCoy also named Edward J. Murphy as senior vice president and division manager—the top post in the firm’s Pipeline Division. He will be based in the Pipeline Services headquarters in Birdsboro, Pa. 

Matthew Marczak and Carrie Riggins have been promoted to associates at FORM Architects, Arlington, Va.

Hill International has elevated Edward C. Newman III to senior vice president and Washington, D.C., regional manager. He had been vice president in charge of business development for the region. Before joining Hill, Newman served as vice president and Mid-Atlantic area manager for Heery International.

Stephanie-AdamsStephanie G. Adams has been selected as the seventh dean of Old Dominion University’s Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology in Norfolk, Va. Adams will be the university’s first female engineering dean. Since 2010, she has been a professor and head of Virginia Tech’s engineering education department. Earlier, she was associate dean for undergraduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has hired Patrick Lavin as its new chief safety officer. Lavin comes to WMATA from New York City Transit (NYCT), where he was second-in-command of the agency’s Office of System Safety. He previously served for two decades in NYCT’s Division of Signals. Lavin holds a master’s degree in transportation planning and management from New York University’s Polytechnic Institute.

Cady-M-SinksAmes & Gough, an Insurance broker and risk consultant to professional services firms, hired Cady M. Sinks as a broker in Washington, D.C. She most recently was a risk-management director at Clark Construction Group LLC, overseeing owner contract reviews, negotiating final insurance terms and coordinating deliverables for all bids and awarded projects.

Earlier, Sinks had held various positions at insurer Victor O. Schinnerer, including associate vice president and program manager.

Turner Construction promoted Kevin Sharkey to vice president and general manager of its Virginia and Washington, D.C., business unit. He replaces Ken Jones, who moves to the firm’s national sales team. Sharkey joined Turner in 1985 as a field engineer in Detroit and, later, held positions there and in New York City. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager of Turner’s public-private partnerships–social infrastructure division.

Turner’s Engineering Group added Brad Schulz as regional design manager. He will be based in Washington, D.C. He has 28 years of design and management experience. Schulz most recently served as an architectural division manager, overseeing projects such as the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, the West Point Cadet Barracks upgrade program and Silver Line and Purple Line transit proposals.

Bevlee-WatfordBevlee Watford, associate dean for academic affairs at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, Blacksburg, Va., has been chosen president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education. Watford was ASEE vice president for external affairs and chaired its diversity task force. She also is a professor of engineering education at Virginia Tech.