David CarterDavid Carter has joined Houston-based structural engineering firm Ensight Haynes Whaley in the newly created position of chief operating officer. Carter will oversee operations, business development and marketing. He was previously with Cardno and then IMEG Corp. after it acquired Cardno’s structural engineering division.


Chris Schultz will become president of Raba Kistner, San Antonio, after current president Gary Raba steps down from the position to take a new role within the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Schultz will be the third leader of the firm since its founding in 1968—and the first president in the organization’s 52 years of operation who is not related to original CEO and co-founder Dr. Carl Raba. Schultz has over 27 years of experience, exclusively with Raba Kistner.


Mark Vander VoortThe Dallas office of Atkins has welcomed Mark Vander Voort as national director of architecture. He brings more than 40 years of experience leading architectural services for various project types and industries, including university and education projects.


Tyson Hackenberg has joined HGA as vice president for program management in the firm’s Baton Rouge office. He will be responsible for developing new business and supporting operations for both disaster recovery and the owner’s representative business. Hackenberg has more than 30 years of experience in consulting for government entities in program management, construction management, energy efficiency and environmental, with an emphasis on disaster response and recovery work.


Rusty DeBordeRusty DeBorde has joined JE Dunn Construction as vice president, senior client solutions and director of the Houston office. He will lead all business development efforts in the Houston metropolitan area and Southeast Texas. Prior to joining JE Dunn, DeBorde served as vice president of a national construction consulting firm and director of business development of a local engineering firm.


Dan O’Shea has been hired as vice president of preconstruction for Suffolk’s Dallas office, where he will lead the company’s preliminary planning, estimating and design-assist services for its building construction projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and a variety of projects in Central and South Texas and the South Central region. Before joining Suffolk, he was vice president of preconstruction and estimating manager at AECOM Hunt Construction.

Todd Reeves has been promoted to vice president/project executive for Skanska’s Dallas office. An industry veteran with 19 years of experience in commercial construction, Reeves was most recently a project executive on the Collin College Wylie Campus. He joined Skanska in 2001 as an intern.


Ray McCoyRay McCoy has joined Structure Tone Southwest to lead the company’s Austin operations as regional vice president. McCoy, a 25-year construction industry veteran, will oversee the office’s strategic growth, business development, client relationships and overall operations.


Joe Pobiner has joined Perkins Eastman as principal in the firm’s Dallas studio. Pobiner brings 40 years of experience to his new role. Most recently, Pobiner served as senior associate and regional practice leader for planning and urban design at a leading design firm.


Tim Konganda has been hired as principal for the Dallas-Fort Worth office at PGAL. Konganda has more than 25 years of project experience, focusing on educational, federal, cultural and civic facilities.


Blake ClementsBlake Clements has joined PlanNorth Architectural Co., Brenham, Texas, as principal architect. He has more than 25 years of experience working with communities to plan and design educational facilities. He will be based in League City.


Method Architecture has appointed four new associate principals across its Austin, Dallas and Houston offices. Angel Gonzales was promoted in the Houston office, Drew Hayes was promoted in the North Texas office and Raul Garcia was promoted in the firm’s Austin office. Jessica McDonald was promoted to associate principal as the firm’s director of human resources.


Ken SmithKen Smith, senior vice president of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc. (S&P), has been named the leader of its Central Texas business unit. The office is headquartered in San Antonio and currently serves clients in Austin as well as South and Central Texas. He has been with the company for 15 years.


Michael Monreal has joined Broaddus & Associates’ San Antonio team as a project executive for the University Health System’s new Women and Children’s Hospital program. He joins the firm after 28 years of service as a civil engineer corps officer in the U.S. Navy.


Brittany SchneiderBrittany Schneider has been hired by Alston Construction as director of business development for the Dallas office. Schneider has nearly 15 years of AEC industry experience. She will lead new business pursuits, foster client relationships and oversee market exposure.


Talley Riggins Construction Group has hired Joshua Rogg as director of business development in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and Paul Stewart as senior superintendent. In addition, the firm promoted James Eastham to director of operations and Jim Guntorius to senior superintendent.


Duane GermenisDuane Germenis has joined McKim & Creed as regional business development director in Houston to build client relationships and expand the firm’s client base within the oil and gas and industrial water/wastewater industries in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.


Brian Moldaner was promoted to lead professional of engineering for T. Baker Smith’s Metairie and Covington, La., offices.


Crystal SchneiderCrystal Schneider has joined Slack & Co. Contracting Inc., Houston, as controller. She has more than 20 years of experience and most recently served for eight years as chief financial officer for Mc2 Civil Inc.


HKS, Dallas, has expanded its senior living practice with the addition of senior living specialists David Dillard, Grant Warner, Siobhan Farvardin Winfrey and Keith Wilson, all formerly with D2 Architecture of Dallas. The remaining D2 staff will be joining HKS in the coming months as projects are completed.


Donald DeLatte has joined ARC Abatement as general manager of its Louisiana office, serving Baton Rouge, New Orleans and areas in between. Prior to joining ARC, he managed large industrial asbestos abatement projects across the U.S.


Eduardo Ponce has been hired by KAI as senior project architect in its Dallas-Fort Worth office. Prior to KAI, he worked as a project designer/architect for Pfluger Architects in San Antonio and as a project architect for SkB Architects in Seattle.


E.E. Reed Construction, Sugar Land, Texas, has promoted Shawn Anderson from project manager to senior project manager. Anderson has 14 years of experience. Ryan Lewis was promoted to project manager. He has been with the firm since graduating from Texas A&M six years ago.


Lisa LattuLisa Lattu has been hired by Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) as a senior project manager based in Houston, responsible for providing project management and growing the firm’s water resources and planning services. Lattu has 24 years of experience and previously served as a managing engineer at Houston Public Works for 15 years.

Christopher Clark has joined LAN in Austin as a project manager. In this role, he will design and manage wastewater treatment, collection and distribution projects in Central Texas. Clark has more than 20 years of experience.


Sherman, Texas-based Modular Power Solutions announced several new hires. Robin Thorpe and Duan Packard have joined the firm as project managers, Jayson Aparicio as BIM manager and Holly Hamilton-Dittel as BIM modeler II.


Matt LeRoySundt Construction promoted Matt LeRoy to assistant project manager in its El Paso office. LeRoy has been with Sundt for more than four years and has experience in public housing projects.



Freese and Nichols expanded its water resource design team in Houston with the addition of Chandana Thalatam and April Hurry. Thalatam has 15 years of experience as a project engineer and structural lead for the oil and gas, petrochemical, pipeline, power, water resources and residential industries. Hurry has 25 years of experience with municipal, state and federal projects in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana, including multimillion-dollar repair projects to rebuild the New Orleans region’s flood protections after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


Holley Higgins has joined Method Architecture as a designer in the firm’s Austin office to lead and expand the firm’s tenant interior division with a focus on corporate interiors and education projects.