McLaren Engineering Group has added two members to its leadership team in New York City. Joseph Acosta is now deputy director of marine engineering; he was previously director of field operations and safety at COWIMarine. OIabisi Kenku, now regulatory lead, had been an environmental analyst and environmental engineer for the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

Skanska has promoted Tom Maxwell to vice president of field operations for its civil construction unit in the Northeast. He had been a project executive.

Josh EvansVTS, a leasing and asset management platform for the commercial real estate industry, has hired Josh Evans as chief revenue officer. He previously was chief revenue officer for food company Chef’d.


Heather GroffWare Malcomb has promoted two employees. Edward Mayer is now director of architecture for the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices; he had been an architecture  studio manager. Heather Groff is director of interior architecture and design; she was a studio manager, interior design.

Julie D’OrazioJulie D’Orazio was elected to the board of directors of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) as a business member at-large. She is WSP’s senior vice president and national market leader for transit and rail.


David LambertDavid Lambert has joined WSP as senior structural manager; previously, he was assistant commissioner of capital management and chief engineer for the New Jersey Dept. of Transportation (NJDOT).


The Moles, a national heavy construction professional group based in Montvale, N.J., has selected Joseph F. Malandro and Moujalli Hourani for outstanding achievement awards. Malandro is former president of New York City-based contractor E.E. Cruz and was Moles president in 2013. He currently is president of the General Contractors Association of New York. Hourani is director of graduate programs at Manhattan College in the Bronx and former chair of its civil-environmental engineering department. Among other things, he began a partnership with GCA to train construction managers in small and disadvantaged business compliance. They will receive their awards at a dinner in Manhattan on Jan. 23, 2019.

HNTB has made two appointments in New York City. James Collins is now project director and vice president of the transit-rail practice. Tanya Langman is an associate vice president and client financial consultant; she had previously been director, global infrastructure and project finance for transportation at Fitch Ratings.

Joann Papageorgis has joined consultant Dewberry in its Northeast environmental team in Parsippany, N.J., where she will be project manager for the firm’s environmental and cultural resources department. Papageorgis had been a project manager at NJ Transit.

Syska Hennessy Group has promoted four people to associate principal positions in New York. They are: James Carrigan, formerly associate practice area director for fire and life safety; Alex Engelman, previously an associate practice area director and lead electrical engineer; Mike Falkenstern, who had been associate practice area director for commissioning; and Niki Fox, who was an associate practice area director for commercial infrastructure and broadcast media.

L. Matthew GwinnL. Matthew Gwinn has been named vice president and Eastern U.S. regional leader for Mott MacDonald’s aviation practice, based in New York City. He previously was program director of aviation at Faithful+Gould.


AnaTracey HawkinsCNY has named  AnaTracey Hawkins vice president of strategic growth. She was vice president of strategy and development at Richter + Ratner and also founded BD Strategic Group, or BizDev.


Shawmut Design and Construction has promoted two senior directors, Sharon Cadman and Steven Giordano, to vice president roles. The pair had been co-leaders of Shawmut’s tristate division.

PS&S has made four key hires in various New York and New Jersey offices. Harry “Ted” Osborne is senior director of the firm’s building services group; he was previously a vice president at Ganflec Architects & Engineers. Also joining  the firm as senior directors are Steven Ewing, formerly a vice president at Woodard & Curran; Russell Cipolla, who had been an engineer for Atlantic City, N.J.; and Bill Schneider, previously commissioner of housing and buildings for the city of Yonkers, N.Y.

Nick Dhimitri has been hired as national vice president of external affairs for Suffolk Construction, based in New York City. Dhimitri had been director of economic development and legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).

JLL has promoted Andrea Alexander to head of project and development services in New Jersey. She had been a senior vice president.

Pizzarotti LLC has hired Scott Lakow as a vice president and project executive. He had been a project executive at Flintlock Construction Services.

T.G. Nickel & Associates, a Ronkonkama, N.Y.-based contractor and construction manager, has named two senior vice presidents. Henry Mack joins the firm to lead its interiors division with a focus on corporate interiors, retail and special projects. Chris Cestone will head its institutional division, which specializes in life sciences, health care, academic and agency CM markets.

Greg DunkleGreg Dunkle has joined contractor StructureTone in  the newly created role of chief administrative officer. Most recently, he was executive vice president and Eastern division manager for Tutor Perini Corp.


Mary MahanyConsigli Construction has hired Mary Mahany as a project executive from a previous role she held as senior project manager at Turner Construction Co.


Christina G. MahadyChristina G. Mahady has joined Jaros Baum & Bolles as director of HVAC. She had been associate principal and mechanical engineer at BR+A Consulting Engineers.