California People: Updates About Construction Professionals for October 2019
Louis Armstrong, president of Kleinfelder Group Inc., has been named CEO and president. He succeeds George J. Pierson, who will become executive chairman. Armstrong, with over 30 years of experience in engineering infrastructure and environmental services, joined the firm in April 2017 and led the largest operational division at Kleinfelder, which is based in San Diego.
Brendan Carter joins the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) as associate vice president of labor relations beginning Nov. 1. Carter will oversee all of AGC’s labor relations activities. Most recently, Carter served as director of labor relations and employment policy at AGC of Massachusetts, where he executed policies and led the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with trade unions. Carter received a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a master’s of construction management from Western Carolina University. He earned his law degree from University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth, where he served as the American Bar Association Law Student Division Liaison to the Forum on Construction Law.
Angela Ryan has been promoted to director in Ware Malcomb’s San Diego office, where she will be responsible for growth and management of the interior architecture and design studio. With 13 years of experience, Ryan brings interior design business development skills for various project types including office, health care, education and hospitality projects. She is the incoming International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Southern California Chapter president for 2019-2020. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Alva Carrasco has been named WSP USA’s zero-emissions bus market lead in the West and will work from the Sacramento and Oakland offices, where she will support transit and rail initiatives in Northern California. Carrasco previously served as Sacramento Regional Transit District’s vice president of maintenance and oversaw the daily operation of its bus and light rail vehicles. She earned a master’s degree in transportation management from San Jose State University and is an alumna of American Public Transportation Association Leadership class. She sits on the Zero Emissions Bus Task Force for the California Transit Association, the Transit Oversight and Project Selection Committee for the Transit Cooperative Research Program and serves as board vice president for Latinos in Transit.
Mathew Antonelli has joined HNTB’s Ontario, Calif., office as project director for California’s Inland Empire, where he will manage the firm’s work on the I-10 Express Lanes Project for the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority. Antonelli recently worked for eight years with L.A. Metro as deputy executive officer on the Regional Connector subway project in downtown Los Angeles and as construction manager for the Metro Express Lanes. Antonelli has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California State University, Sacramento and is currently earning a master’s in project management at the University of Southern California.
Karen Carr has been named as the Boldt Co.’s business development manager for the Sacramento region. Carr will be responsible for building prospective and existing client relationships for the company’s Western operations in the Sacramento region. Carr has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University.