Southeast People News
The National Academy of Construction elected Darrell E. Waters, senior vice president with Fluor Corp., as a member of its 2016 class. Waters, with more than 40 years of industry experience, is currently leading Fluor’s team building the Plant Vogtle nuclear power expansion project in Georgia.
“The new members of the National Academy of Construction represent the best of the best of those who have distinguished themselves through stellar careers and contributions to the engineering and construction industry,” Wayne Crew, the association’s general secretary, said in a statement.
Waters previously served as president of Tappan Zee Constructors, the consortium building the $3.9-billion Tappan Zee Bridge project in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Florida construction veteran Frank Rygiel has joined the Tampa office of Walbridge as vice president and general manager of the firm’s Florida group. Rygiel comes to Walbridge from Batson-Cook Construction, where he worked for eight years and most recently served as project executive and vice president of business development.
Robert Baird was promoted to vice president and operations manager of Turner Construction’s offices in Atlanta and the Carolinas. Baird, who joined Turner in 1992, has worked as a carpenter, field engineer, cost engineer, project engineer, superintendent, project manager and business development and operations manager until becoming project executive in 2011. He was made an account executive in 2014 and was appointed to the position of operations manager for Georgia and the Carolinas in 2015.
Brad Post has joined Genesis CEI Services, Tallahassee, Fla., as an executive vice president. Post has 40 years of construction administration engineering experience. He previously worked for nearly 20 years as a general contractor.
Pamela Townsend has been appointed a senior vice president and Southeast region business manager for the transportation and infrastructure sector of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Based in Raleigh, Townsend will be responsible for strategic business development, client service delivery and financial performance for the firm’s Southeast region. She has 30 years of leadership experience, including program and project management work with federal, state and local governments and with commercial and industrial clients in the Southeast.
The Atlanta office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff named Richard Driggs president of its program management sector. In this role, Driggs is responsible for building a program management organization for the U.S. and Latin American markets.
Also in Atlanta, the company named Dale Brown assistant vice president for transit and rail systems.
The firm also appointed Augustus M. Hunter as senior supervising civil engineer in its Tampa office, where he will serve as chief engineer in the civil-highway group.
Jennifer Lewis has joined the Orlando office of Michael Baker International as director of the firm’s Southeast region. A 22-year veteran of the central Florida engineering industry, Lewis will lead the firm’s business development strategy as it seeks growth opportunities across the region. Lewis most recently served as associate vice president for T.Y. Lin International, also in Orlando.