Neesha DesaiHNTB Corp. has announced several appointments. Neesha Desai has become the civil department manager and an associate vice president; she was previously senior project manager at Jacobs Engineering. The firm also announced three promotions: Stephen Dilts to New York office leader and senior vice president; Gary Hullfish to New Jersey office leader; and Joseph Pizzurro to transit and rail practice leader.

Contractor J. Fletcher Creamer & Son Inc. has promoted Richard V. DeNicola to vice president.

Ray Blom has been named a commissioning project manager in the special projects division of HVAC construction company Donnelly Mechanical. He previously worked at Heritage Mechanical Services, which is part of EMCOR.

Joseph CattafeJoseph Cattafe has become a senior hydrogeologist at engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services firm HDR in Mahwah, N.J. He was previously at CDM Smith.



Management and general construction firm LeChase Construction Services LLC has promoted several employees. Russell B. Smith and Peter Muench were elevated to vice president. Jerrod Garrett was appointed director of corporate environmental, health and safety. Jeffrey Panza is now regional operations manager for the Buffalo and Niagara region.

T&M Associates has hired Robert Hunter as site development division manager of the consulting firm’s Mount Laurel, N.J., office. He was previously a project manager at Bohler Engineering.

Nicholas A. MendozaNicholas A. Mendoza has been named agency chief contracting officer at the New York City Dept. of Design and Construction. He was previously vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corp.


Macaulay Campbell has been named associate principal, corporate workplace, for AECOM’s buildings and places practice within the design and consulting services group. He was previously director of brand strategy at Ted Moudis Associates.

Matt Malone has become leader of the science and technology practice at architectural firm Perkins + Will’s New York studio. He was CannonDesign’s associate vice president for science and technology planning and architecture.

Milo E. RiversoThe New York Building Congress has elected Milo E. Riverso, president and CEO of STV, as its new chairman. Other new executive committee members for 2018 are: treasurer Sabrina Kanner of Brookfield Properties; secretary Joseph G. Mizzi of Sciame Construction LLP; general counsel Michael S. Zetlin of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP; and vice chairmen Louis J. Coletti of the Building Trades Employers Association, Ralph J. Esposito of Lendlease (US) Construction LMB Inc., Carl Galioto of HOK, Cyrus Izzo of Syska Hennessy Group, Gregory Kelly of WSP USA, Henry Kuykendall of Delta Air Lines, Gary LaBarbera of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Jill N. Lerner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Maureen A. Henegan of Henegan Construction and Mitchell W. Simpler of Jaros, Baum & Bolles.

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, which represents 40,000 workers in New Jersey, New York and other states, has announced two executive promotions: David Haines, to assistant executive secretary-treasurer, and William Banfield, to New York state regional manager.

Theodora DiamantisTheodora Diamantis has been promoted to vice president of construction and development at Skanska’s metro New York building unit.



Hoisting, scaffolding and protection system company Universal Builders Supply (UBS) has promoted Chris Evans to president.

E4H Environments for Health has added two architects in New York. Partner John Rodenbeck was formerly a health care principal and practice leader at CannonDesign. Associate partner Cherise Poulin was also previously at CannonDesign, as a vice president and business development leader.

Jim Dray has been named chief information officer at engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti. Previously, he was a corporate vice president of information technology at AECOM.

Eugene Sobecki has been promoted to director of national sales and military business development at Acrow Bridge.

Dennis KelleherH2M Architects + Engineers has made the following promotions: Dennis Kelleher, to the newly created role of principal market director; Steven Hyman, to principal office director; and Joe Mottola, to deputy chief operating officer.

Vicki Hobson has become director of human resources and associate partner at engineering and consulting firm Syska Hennessy Group. She was most recently a vice president of human resources at Related Cos.

Michael Moskowitz has been promoted to vice president at construction management services firm STV.

Feniosky Peña-Mora has become senior executive adviser of M&J Engineering. He was previously commissioner of the New York City Dept. of Design and Construction. He is also a professor of engineering and computer science at Columbia University.