Engineering, planning and construction firm KCI Technologies Inc. announced that Beth Ostrowski, who most recently led KCI’s private development traffic analysis team, has succeeded Bob Murphy as regional practice leader in the firm’s Nashville office. Ostrowski brings more than a decade of experience in transportation engineering and traffic operations to the position. Prior to joining KCI in 2017, she spent nearly a decade as an engineer at Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.
“I have learned so much from Bob and am honored to be taking on this new role,” said Ostrowski. “Transportation and traffic remain one of our region’s most pressing—but solvable—problems, and with our support, clients are at the forefront of some truly creative solutions.”
Murphy commented that “it has been an honor to lead KCI’s Nashville office, and our terrific team … through four decades of change,” adding: “In Beth, I’m confident we have found the right leader for the next chapter.”
As regional practice leader, Ostrowski will work closely with John Houghton, practice leader for transportation planning, also based in Nashville. Houghton, an expert in multimodal transportation and community planning, joined KCI in May 2020.
In Columbia, S.C., interdisciplinary design, engineering and planning firm Stewart has added Floyd Sweatt as a senior project manager for geomatics. In this role, Sweatt will oversee design project management, business development and client relations while collaborating with Stewart’s interdisciplinary practice areas on complex projects. Sweatt, who has extensive experience in surveying and engineering, joins the firm after retiring from a 28-year career with the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation.
Matt Lamb has joined VHB’s Orlando office as Southeast regional manager for the consulting firm’s Florida and Georgia operations. As Lamb takes on the regional manager role, Dave Mulholland transitions to the position of chief technology officer, where he’ll lead a variety of the firm’s data- and technology-enabled projects.
“The addition of Matt, a well-respected industry leader, continues our focus on growth opportunities in the Southeast region,” said Bill Ashworth, chief operating officer.
Charlotte-based developer Crescent Communities announced the promotion of Brian Natwick to the position of chief executive officer. Natwick, a 15-year veteran of the company, previously served as president and chief operating officer.
Natwick succeeds Todd Mansfield, who served as chairman and chief executive officer since 2011. Mansfield will continue as chairman through the end of the year and then will serve as an adviser to Sumitomo Forestry America Inc. Mansfield led the successful recapitalization of the company with Sumitomo Forestry in 2018.
JE Dunn has hired Keith B. Gabriel as diversity, equity and inclusion manager for the Carolinas. In this role, Gabriel will work to ensure that workplace, workforce and marketplace initiatives are aligned with the contractor’s overall DEI strategy. He will have the responsibility of facilitating inclusive business practices for women and minorities in construction projects, implementing initiatives and participating in activities to attract diverse talent to JE Dunn.
Moss Construction has promoted Marty Strype to vice president of preconstruction for the firm’s Mid-Florida region. Strype will be responsible for managing and coordinating estimating and preconstruction services for all projects. He has more than 35 years of industry experience and has been with Moss since 2015.
Skanska USA announced that Kathleen Craven has joined the company as vice president, human resources in the firm’s Atlanta office. She will be responsible for leading the firm’s overall HR strategy through talent management, workforce programs, recruitment and employee engagement.
Paul Hewins, president and CEO of Skanska USA Building, said Craven’s “strategic outlook and focus on developing inclusive and high-performing talent and teams is the right mindset for our organization.”
Craven previously served as vice president-human resources for the Sherwin-Williams Co.
Judy Yoder has joined AECOM’s West Palm Beach, Fla., office as program director for the School District of Palm Beach County Capital Improvement Program. AECOM serves as the district’s program manager for the CIP.
Prior to joining AECOM, Yoder was project director for school construction projects of various sizes in Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia.