Don Hagen has joined Affiliated Engineers Inc. (AEI) in Chicago as the firm’s new director of business development. Hagen previously worked for design-build firms with a market focus on industrial facilities that research, develop and manufacture chemical, pharmaceutical and semiconductor products.
RSP Architects has promoted Todd Novak to principal and leader of a new, enterprise-wide position aimed at redoubling the firm’s focus on its core commercial markets. Based in the firm’s Minneapolis office, Novak will also take on the role of national market sector lead for retail, hospitality and mixed-use. Jeff Hysjulien was promoted to principal and will focus on mixed-use projects with a special emphasis on wellness facilities and fitness centers. He is also based in Minneapolis.
Amanda Skillern has been promoted to vice president of quality at McCarthy Holdings Inc., the parent company of McCarthy Building Cos. in St. Louis. Skillern will manage the building company’s national quality program and develop and implement new approaches to quality construction.
WSP USA’s Tanya Adams, vice president of inclusion and diversity based in the company’s Chicago office, has been elected chair of the national board of directors for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) for the 2021-23 term. Since joining COMTO in 2007, Adams has served on the corporate advisory council, program and planning committee, Women Who Move the Nation nomination committee and joint leadership committee. In 2016, she was honored as COMTO’s Corporate Executive of the Year and has also been recognized with the organization’s President’s Excellence award. She most recently served as first vice chair for COMTO.
Duane Jackson is joining the advisory board of Environmental Systems Design Inc. (ESD) in Chicago. Jackson also brings his team from Jackson Private Capital and will serve as financial and strategic adviser to ESD.
Dan Veriotti has joined GZA GeoEnvironmental in Oak Brook, Ill., as vice president and associate principal. The firm is expanding its Midwest/Great Lakes coastal engineering practice with Veriotti’s hiring. Veriotti will add to GZA’s coastal resiliency engineering practice throughout the U.S. He has more than 24 years of experience as project manager and lead engineer in site investigations, feasibility studies/master planning, environmental and ecosystem restoration, dredging, design development for civil infrastructure, wetlands, waterfronts, parks, marinas, harbors, shoreline protection design and water resources as well as technical and structural analysis and construction administration.