Sean Nelson has been named the Virginia Dept. of Transportation’s Culpeper District engineer. Most recently, Nelson has served as the Richmond District maintenance engineer, responsible for the maintenance program and emergency operations for more than 18,000 lane miles. 

Ato Pinkrah

Gilbane Building Co. promoted Ato Pinkrah to economic inclusion and community affairs manager for Gilbane’s MidAtlantic division. In this newly created position, Pinkrah will be responsible for developing and fostering relationships with external stakeholders, conducting outreach with small and diverse businesses, advocating for small and diverse businesses throughout the buy-out process and tracking workforce and business participation against goals. Based in the D.C. area, Pinkrah relocated from Boston, where he was a project engineer. 

Based in Baltimore, Janie Tiedeman has joined RS&H as a vice president to lead the firm’s transportation work in Maryland. Tiedeman previously worked as vice president for global equity, diversity and inclusion at AECOM. She also served as vice president of engineering at AECOM as well as the firm’s transportation business unit leader in the MidAtlantic. 

Chris Lester

Chris Lester has been promoted to office leader for HNTB in Arlington, Va., office. He most recently was deputy office leader for Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia (DMVW).  

Dewberry promoted Elizabeth Scarce to national marketing director, engineering services. She is based in Danville, Va. The firm also hired Daniel Medina in its resilience solutions group as a senior project manager in the Fairfax, Va., office.

Christopher Greaney has been named director of business development at AEI’s Washington, D.C., office. Greaney will focus on pursuing higher education, energy and utilities, mission critical, health care and the life sciences and biotech projects in the I-270 Biotech Corridor in Maryland.  

Mel Harvey and Todd Childress have been promoted to Virginia transportation market principals at Jacobs. Harvey will focus on Northern Virginia while Childress focuses on the central and southern portions of the commonwealth. Harvey previously was a senior construction manager for the firm while Childress served as a senior transportation manager.

AECOM hired Daniel Peyton as vice president for the MidAtlantic region. Based in Washington, D.C., Peyton most recently worked as executive vice president at Plaza Construction. He previously served as a construction manager for AECOM Hunt from 1998 to 2004.

Lisa Murray

Wohlsen promoted Lisa Murray to director of human capital solutions. Based in Lancaster, Pa., her responsibilities at the firm include initiatives in learning and development. Before joining Wohlsen, she was a consultant, coach and trainer for individuals and companies in a variety of industries, nonprofit organizations and education institutions. She has a background in emotional intelligence, leadership styles, effective communication, assertiveness and resiliency in the workplace. 

Newport News, Va.-based construction firm W. M. Jordan Co. has hired Erica Viola as business development manager. Viola will focus on Hampton Roads. Prior to joining W. M. Jordan Co., Viola worked as business development manager with Branch Civil Inc.