Scott Moss has been named chief executive officer of Moss Construction. In assuming the role, Moss takes over for his father, Bob Moss, who has stepped down from the position and will now serve as chairman and founder. Along with his father, Scott Moss was co-founder of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based construction management firm.
The company also promoted Mike Mazza to president of the firm’s mid-Florida region. In addition to his oversight of the region, Mazza will serve as president for the contractor’s California, Hawaii and Texas regions, and will oversee the firm’s national justice operations.
Moss also promoted Andrew McAllister to co-president for the South Florida region. McAllister has been with the company since 2004. Brett Atkinson was also promoted to co-president for the South Florida region, and Jason Martin, a 15-year industry veteran, has joined the firm as vice president and project executive.
The Walsh Group hired Matt Persing as vice president of Florida transportation. In announcing Persing’s appointment, David Casey, president of Walsh’s transportation division, cites “the tremendous scale and diversity of our Florida program.”
H. J. Russell & Co., the Atlanta-based, Black-owned construction and program-management firm, promoted Claudette Hanks from field office coordinator to diversity manager. Hanks, who has been with Russell for 30 years, will develop, implement and monitor diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across construction and program management projects. “I want to make sure we are setting the bar high and being the best example for our industry by leading the way on how to fully engage MBEs,” Hanks says.
Leerie T. Jenkins recently retired from his longtime position as chairman of the board for Jacksonville, Fla.-based RS&H, the company announced. Jenkins served as chairman of the architecture, engineering and consulting firm since 1990. His retirements was effective Aug. 31. CEO Dave Sweeney will serve as the interim chair of the board until a new chairperson is elected later this year.
Neel-Schaffer Inc. hired Luke Sullivan as a transportation senior project manager in the firm’s Murfreesboro, Tenn., office. Sullivan has 12 years of experience in transportation engineering, planning and site development.
Randall Steven Johnson joined Sto Americas in Atlanta as chief financial officer, replacing Torben Wetche, who retired. Previously, Johnson served as CFO for PermianLide, an oil and gas service company. Sto designs and produces building materials, such as wall systems, coatings and finishes.
Design firm Stewart named James “Vince” Williams as manager of structural engineering in the company’s Columbia, S.C., office. Williams has more than 30 years of experience in structural engineering throughout the Southeast. The firm also announced the promotion of Denise Southerland to the position of director of knowledge management and processes.
JE Dunn Construction hired Nick Clements as a project manager in its Charleston, S.C., office. A seven-year industry veteran, Clements previously worked in the firm’s Atlanta location.
Birmingham, Ala.-based program-management firm HPM hired facilities planning expert Tracy Richter to lead its new planning services division as vice president. The move should bolster the company’s service offerings and expand its reach into industries such as aerospace and aviation, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, education and professional sports. Richter has more than 25 years of experience as an educator and planner.
McKim & Creed recently named Tom Rock as its subsurface utility engineering (SUE) manager. Based in the firm’s Charleston, S.C., office, Rock oversees the firm’s SUE services from Georgia to Pennsylvania. He has roughly 28 years of subsurface utility engineering experience.
Eric Menger joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Orlando office as business development and sales manager. In this role, Menger will serve as a client liaison for aviation business for the Southeast and international markets. He previously worked for 24 years as executive director at Vero Beach Regional Airport.
Skanska USA promoted Johnny Ortiz to regional vendor diversity manager for its Mid-Atlantic region. Based in Durham, N.C., Ortiz will support the firm’s North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., metro operations and will oversee the firm’s disadvantaged business enterprise compliance program.
Matt Mooney joined Menard Group USA, a design-build specialty geotechnical contractor, as senior estimating engineer in the firm’s Tampa office. He has eight years of geotechnical consulting experience.