Dave Kievet has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of the Boldt Co. in Appleton, Wis. Bob DeKoch, who had served as the firm’s president and COO for the last 20 years, has been named to the board of directors and was also designated as a new ventures executive. Kievet, who is a graduate of the construction management program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, most recently ran Boldt’s Stevens Point, Wis., office and is a nationally recognized expert in lean construction.
Also at Boldt, Stacy Robben has been promoted to executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Robben joined the company in 2018 as vice president of health care business development.
Dave Ryan has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Walker Consultants in Chicago. He will also continue in his previous position as central division managing director. Ryan has more than 22 years of experience in the industry working with private-sector clients.
Peter Costa has joined HNTB’s Chicago office as manager of its urban mobility planning practice for the company’s Great Lakes division. An industry veteran with 15 years of leadership in transportation planning, policy and infrastructure, Costa’s duties will include guiding and integrating a holistic set of services to advance urban mobility for HNTB clients in the region and supporting other HNTB mobility initiatives throughout the country.
Doug Brown has been promoted to federal design practice leader at geospatial design firm Woolpert in Dayton, Ohio. Brown has worked for Woolpert for almost 18 years and was most recently its vice president and program director.
Michelle French has joined Stantec’s Minneapolis office as federal major programs capture leader. French brings nearly 30 years of experience in overseeing major projects for a variety of federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
Alton Turner has joined Kwame Building Group Inc. in St. Louis as a project engineer.
Susan McNamara has joined Kadean Construction in Kansas City, Mo., as the company’s business development manager.
Kacey Cordes, vice president at U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp., has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute St. Louis District Council. Cordes succeeds Chip Crawford, managing director of the Lamar Johnson Collaborative, as ULI St. Louis chair.
Noah Levy, who retired at the beginning of 2019 from Prudential Financial after 28 years in the company’s CRE/investment division, recently became a member of the Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. board of directors. In addition to his role for Ryan Cos., Levy serves on the board of two organizations that focus on the growing community of adults with special needs and was introduced to Ryan Cos. through that work.