Lisa M. Robert has been elected to the board of directors of Tighe & Bond Inc., the Westfield, Mass.-based consulting firm specializing in water and wastewater engineering, site planning and landscape design. She is a director and executive vice president of engineering and consulting firm RS&H, based in Jacksonville, Fla.
TRC Cos., Windsor, Conn., has named Ed Myszka president of its power unit. He joins the engineering and CM firm from a previous role as vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s smart energy business. Myszka, also a former manager at General Electric, succeeds Jim Mayer, who takes an undisclosed “executive leadership” role, says TRC.
New Haven, Conn.-based architecture firm Svigals + Partners announced that Katherine Berger, who is an associate, will assume the role of director of interior design. She succeeds Lynn Brotman, an associate principal who is retiring. She joined the firm in 2017 following its acquisition of her firm, Lynn Brotman Interior Design. Brotman had collaborated with Svigals + Partners on a number of high-profile projects prior to the link, including Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Berger’s portfolio includes work in the health care, education, biotech and corporate sectors.
Frederick Hedberg joined Robinson+Cole as a partner in the firm’s construction law group. Located in the firm’s Hartford, Conn., office, he previously worked as a partner for Halloran Sage in Hartford. Hedberg also serves as director of the ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut. Prior to becoming an attorney, he practiced as a licensed civil and structural engineer for more than 10 years.
Hancock Associates, a Danvers, Mass.-based land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services firm, hired Jean Woodley as accounts receivable manager. She had been a staff accountant for Stewart Engineering in North Carolina.
New Haven, Conn.-based Newman Architects promoted Paul Santos to associate principal. He specializes in mixed-market, affordable housing and other residential development work.
Ken Johnston, a senior principal at GZA based in Bedford, N.H., was elected president of the Geoprofessional Business Association. It is a Rockville, Md.-based nonprofit group that provides risk and business management support to geotechnical, environmental and other geoprofessional firms. Johnston will also chair the group board of directors during his 2020-21 term. He is also GZA’s chief administrative officer and manager of Bedford-bassed operations.
Thomas A. Hogarty, 82, who was editor of ENR’s former regional publication New York Construction News from 1962 to 1973, died April 15 after complications of a heart attack. He had also been editor and publisher of the Awards Journals for the Concrete Industry Board New York City.
Earle Walker, executive director of the New York City-based Regional Alliance for Small Contractors, died in July at age 76. The group promotes advancement of small and minority- and women-owned businesses in construction and related industries. He also had been acting director and general manager of the Office of Business and Job Opportunity at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.