John D. Wright

AECOM appointed John D. Wright as its metro Atlanta lead. In this role, Wright will develop relationships with stakeholders and oversee the delivery of a range of infrastructure projects spanning numerous metro Atlanta market sectors. “Infrastructure will be crucial to managing metro Atlanta’s forecasted population spike over the next 30 years,” said Wright.

“We look forward to expanding AECOM’s reach in the Atlanta area under John’s stewardship,” said Dan Faust, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. East and Latin America region. “We have a unique opportunity to help build a more equitable and sustainable future for Atlantans, and we will certainly benefit from John’s expertise at this critical time of unprecedented growth for the city.”

Amy Davis

RS&H, Jacksonville, Fla., has hired Amy Davis as executive vice president and chief financial officer following the retirement of former CFO Holt Graves. Davis has more than 25 years of experience in business and finance leadership, including within the engineering and consulting sector. Most recently, she served as CFO for Michael Baker International.

David Cerione

David Cerione has joined HNTB as a national practice consultant and vice president for the firm’s aviation practice. Based in Orlando, he will support aviation clients nationwide in the oversight and delivery of capital improvement programs. Cerione joins HNTB from another consulting firm where he served as national deputy director of aviation. Previously, Cerione had overseen contracts at Miami International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport as well as projects in New Orleans and Denver.

Tyler Powell

Nashville-based BELL Construction has promoted Tyler Powell to project executive and Tyler Baldridge to senior project manager. Powell, with the company since 2016, previously served as senior project manager. Baldridge, who previously served as project manager, will now oversee work on projects across various industries, including hospitality, and will lead the company’s newly launched special projects division.
Sean Mayer has joined Neel-Schaffer Inc., Nashville, as a transportation senior project manager. Mayer has more than 22 years of experience in the planning and design of major transportation improvement and facility projects in the San Francisco Bay area and will manage major highway construction projects for Neel-Schaffer.

Moss Construction promoted Brett Porak to vice president of preconstruction for the firm’s South Florida region. Porak will lead efforts to apply best practices around quality control and business development with the integration of preconstruction and operations. Porak, with more than 20 years of industry experience, has been with Moss since 2012.

“Preconstruction is complex, and Brett’s become an expert at cost estimating and modeling for projects with tough logistical constraints,” said CEO Scott Moss. “He’s been a crucial part of Moss’ growth, and we’re excited to see him take on this new role.”

Vince Bredickas

Vince Bredickas joins Burns & McDonnell as a project manager for its aviation and federal group serving the Dept. of Defense and other federal agencies in the Southeast. With more than 20 years of relevant experience, he will develop relationships within the DoD market and be responsible for coordinating and leading project teams.

Jordan Nemiroff

Also joining Burns & McDonnell is Jordan Nemiroff, who will work as a project manager in the global facilities group, focusing on design-build solutions for Southeast aerospace and manufacturing clients.

CROFT & Associates promoted 37-year industry veteran James “Butch” Birchfield to the position of senior associate. Birchfield serves as director of design supporting CROFT’s various design studios by facilitating the design process and otherwise supporting each studio team.

The firm also promoted David Esterline to the positions of senior associate and business unit director within its higher-education team.

Jake Plein

Charles Perry Partners Inc., Gainesville, Fla., promoted Jake Plein to the position of vice president of preconstruction. With more than 20 years of experience, he will oversee the firm’s preconstruction and estimating teams.

Stephen Ordway has joined multifamily developer ZOM Living’s Orlando office as senior vice president of its senior housing division. In this role, he will lead ZOM Senior Living’s nationwide growth strategy. Ordway brings over 17 years of commercial and hospitality real estate experience to ZOM, including the last 10 years dedicated to senior housing.

“Recognizing the need for senior rental housing in the U.S., this is the right time to invest in growing our ZOM Senior Living division nationally,” said ZOM Living CEO Greg West.

Peter Andersen and Don Burroughs have been promoted to vice president for Dewberry in Raleigh. Andersen is the firm’s electrical chief engineer and has more than 35 years of experience. Burroughs, with nearly 40 years of experience, is the firm’s mechanical chief engineer.

South Carolina-based electrical contractor CarolinaPower promoted Madison Younginer to the position of business development executive. Younginer joined CarolinaPower’s business development team three years ago as an account manager following 10 years in professional baseball.