Jessica Carps

Skyline Construction, San Francisco, has named Jessica Carps as CEO. She previously served as COO and was the first female leader to hold that position and to join Skyline’s board of directors. Carps held three previous roles with Skyline from 2015 to 2022, including chief financial officer. Carps succeeds David Hayes, who had served as CEO and chairman since 2005. Hayes will maintain his role as the board chairman and chief revenue officer and will remain responsible for strategic growth through business development and acquisitions.

Keenan Driscoll

Keenan Driscoll was named chief financial officer for Sundt Construction, based in Irvine, Calif. He will also join the Sundt board of directors. Driscoll will work with Kevin Burnett, the firm’s longtime chief financial officer, who will remain with the company through April before retiring. Driscoll joins Sundt after more than 11 years with AECOM.

Brown and Caldwell announced that Wendy Broley will take over as chief technical officer as Cindy Paulson retires after 35 years with the firm. In a planned transition, Broley assumes the role of CTO in April and will be based in San Diego. Paulson will remain at the firm through 2022, serving on its board of directors while transferring responsibilities to Broley.Brown and Caldwell also hired Suad Cisic as managing director of client services to expand the firm’s share of Los Angeles’ water and wastewater market. With over 30 years of engineering and construction consulting experience, Cisic has led the strategic growth of new geographies, markets and client relationships both domestically and overseas.

Kraig O’Connor

R&H Construction, Portland, Ore., has promoted Kraig O’Connor to president. O’Connor has spent 16 years at R&H and previously served as director of building operations. John Ward, the firm’s longtime president and CEO, will continue in the CEO role.

Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) senior principal Shelley Clark was named 2022 Engineer of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Washington (ACEC-WA) during the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards banquet and celebration on March 25.

Environmental Science Associates (ESA), Seattle, has named Stacy Bumback as senior vice president and regional director in the Pacific Northwest. Bumback most recently served as the environmental science and planning business unit manager and Seattle office leader at Jacobs Engineering.

Ed Walton

Ed Walton has joined Rick Engineering Co. (RICK), San Diego, as senior project manager/public agency liaison in the public works division. Walton brings 38 years of experience as a professional engineer, having spent 33 years with the city of Coronado, most recently serving as director of engineering and project development. RICK also promoted Patricia M. Trauth to principal. Trauth, who joined RICK in 2016 as associate principal, is responsible for managing the landscape architectural practice for the firm’s 10 offices in the Western U.S. 

Seattle-based architecture and design firm MG2 promoted Shannon Suess, Terry Odle and Mai-Lee Lam to the roles of principal. Suess is an interior and hospitality designer in the Seattle office, Odle is an architect and designer in the firm’s Irvine, Calif., office and Lam is an architect and designer in the Seattle office.

Hunter Byrnes

Wenaha Group, Federal Way, Wash., has hired four individuals and announced one promotion. Alsea Fishel, with a background in education and counseling, has joined the firm’s furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) and move management team as a logistics project manager. Joining the firm’s Portland office as project managers with both architectural and construction experience are Hunter Byrnes and Jennifer Huang. Kelsey Edwardsen has joined the Federal Way office as a project manager, bringing a decade of experience that includes operations management and civil engineering. Wenaha Group also promoted Kaliska Day to senior project manager I. Day is currently leading multiple public agency projects.

Syska Hennessy Group promoted Sami El Khoury to associate partner in the San Francisco office. He has 14 years of international experience in HVAC and plumbing systems.

In HOK’s Los Angeles office, Meng Gong has joined the firm as regional leader of sustainability, Suzanne Schwab is the new regional leader of planning and David Oh was named regional leader of science and technology. Gong has more than 10 years of experience in net-zero energy strategies and building life-cycle assessments. Schwab’s experience includes leading planning projects for health care and higher-education campuses, master-planned communities and mixed-use developments. Oh has more than three decades of experience leading science and technology projects with a focus on lab planning and design.

JLL has named Kevin Tranbarger as West Coast multisite projects lead for its project and development services (PDS) team. Tranbarger previously spent 26 years in the Asia Pacific region, most recently as senior director of retail projects for JLL Asia Pacific.

Joseph J. Albanese Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., announced that Bob Rogers was promoted to director of project management. Rogers has been with the company since 2008. He previously served as director of demolition and project executive. The company also elevated Ricardo Rivera to lead estimator. Rivera, with the company since 2007, will oversee estimates for concrete work and will manage the firm’s team of estimators.