George BenfordParametrix has hired George Benford as a principal consultant to lead the firm’s Salt Lake City office. He has more than 40 years of experience in transportation, traffic, utilities, environmental studies and public involvement. Benford comes to Parametrix from Horrocks Engineers. Before that, he was public services director for Ogden City, overseeing seven divisions and several hundred employees.


Gus HrncirBrown and Caldwell has promoted Gus Hrncir to senior principal of the firm’s growing owner’s advisory group. With 20 years’ experience, Hrncir’s background includes development-phase leadership and capture management of large water and environmental infrastructure projects and programs using collaborative-delivery approaches.


Mike KostersMike Kosters has been promoted to vice president of southern Colorado with Elder Construction.




Jeannette TorrentsJVA Inc. has promoted Jeannette Torrents to vice president and structural principal. Torrents has been with the JVA structural team in Boulder, Colo.,  since 2002 and has designed multiple health care, education, municipal and commercial projects.


Natasha HernandezThe RMH Group has promoted Natasha Hernandez and Alberto Barrios Marquez—both project managers and electrical engineers—to group leaders within the organization. Hernandez will head up RMH’s higher education group, while Barrios Marquez will lead RMH’s mission critical group.


Jamie PedlerPrincipal Jamie Pedler of Hord Coplan Macht has retired. He joined the firm (then Slater Paull & Architects) in 1981 and went on to serve as SLATERPAULL Architect’s managing principal, president and chief financial officer and then as principal of Hord Coplan Macht. His career spans 38 years of service to the architecture profession.


Joanna JohnsonThe Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter has appointed Joanna Johnson president and CEO. Johnson has nearly 20 years of experience in operations and management. Before her promotion, she served as the group’s senior director of operations.