Suffolk hired Joseph Whalen as vice president of operations in its New York City office. He had been senior vice president and operations director at LendLease.

Matawan, N.J.-based Creek Construction Group appointed Michael Welty operations and development manager. He was  managing partner at real estate firm Aspen Development, which he co-founded. Named  construction manager is Andrew Smith, who was a project manager at PROTECS.

Ware Malcomb promoted Bill Sotomayor to principal in New York City. He had been regional director based in that office.

Shepley Bulfinch

Boston-based design firm Shepley Bulfinch appointed Angela Watson as president and CEO. A longtime principal and design leader, she succeeds Carole Wedge, who has served in the firm’s top roles since 2004 and was one of the first women to lead a design firm of its size. The firm posted revenue of $44 million in 2020. Wedge becomes a principal. Watson is based in Phoenix. 

Gilbane Building Co., Providence, R.I., promoted Daniel M. Gilbane to executive vice president, based in Boston. He had led Southwest division operations and strategy. Michael McKelvy, Gilbane president and CEO, also relocated to Boston. The firm promoted Michael O’Brien to senior vice president and Massachusetts business unit leader.

Energy provider National Grid has named Stephen Woerner as New England president in Waltham, Mass., effective on Oct. 1. He now is president and COO of Baltimore Gas and Electric. National Grid has gas and electric operations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island but is selling its Narragansett Electric business to PPL Corp. 

Todd Johnson

HNTB named Todd Johnson senior program manager and associate vice president. He had been COO of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for three years.

Glastonbury, Conn.-based GM2 Associates Inc. acquired Gordon R. Archibald Inc. (GRA), a Pawtucket, R.I., consulting engineer. Joseph Giordano, former GRA president, now is GM2 director of Rhode Island operations. Todd Ravenelle has joined the firm as a senior vice president. He was a GRA principal.  Other former GRA staff remain based in Pawtucket.  

The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, has named Anthony J. Marchese dean of the College of Engineering,  effective on Jan. 1. He now is associate dean for academic and student affairs at the Colorado State University College of Engineering. Marchese, an expert in biofuels and oil and gas facility methane emissions, formerly served as CSU’s department head for graduate studies, overseeing the program in mechanical engineering.  


Robert J. Verrier, 81, an architect who pioneered historic adaptive reuse, died on Aug. 23 in Gloucester, Mass. The founder of Chelsea, Mass.-based The Architectural Team was known for reinventions of historic New England wharfs, mill buildings, schools and architectural landmarks. He earned a National Historic Preservation Award bestowed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 and became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2011, among other career recognitions.  

Thomas P. Dimeo, 91, who led  Providence, R.I.-based Dimeo Construction for five decades, died in May. The family-owned building contractor transitioned from general contracting to construction management under his supervision. Dimeo also founded Dimeo Properties, its real estate services unit and served on nonprofit and corporate boards. Bradford S. Dimeo, a son of Thomas Dimeo, has led the firm as third-generation president for more than two decades.