Michael J. Hope, Philadelphia-based principal and executive vice president of leading water-wastewater sector engineering firm Greeley and Hansen, now leads the newly expanded water sector practice of T.Y. Lin International, San Francisco, following the latter firm's acquisition of the former, which was announced Dec. 21. The purchase price and other transaction details were not disclosed.

Hope becomes president of Chicago-based Greeley and Hansen, which now is a T.Y. Lin unit, the company said, set to expand the new parent's water sector design capabilities. Greeley and Hansen, founded n 1914, has 20 U.S. and Latin America offices. As part of the acquisition, Greeley and Hansen Chairman and CEO John C. Robak will step down after serving as an advisor during the transition. Firm Chairman Emeritus Andy Richardson and President Paul Vogel are retiring. Abe Khademi, T.Y. Lin senior vice president, continues to oversee its water practice in Canada and "will work with Hope to develop plans for a unified water team," the company said. About 250 Greeley and Hansen staff now are part of T.Y. Lin, said a spokesman. T.Y. Lin ranks at No. 31 on ENR's Top 500 Design Firms list, reporting about $865.5 million in 2021 global design revenue. Greeley and Hansen ranks at No. 201, reporting $86.5 million in US revenue last year. Both firms are part of Dubai-based Dar Group.

Joe GodinJim Voltz

Joe Godin will assume the role of president of American Contracting & Environmental Services Inc. starting Jan. 1. Currently the Columbia, Md.-based firm’s executive vice president, he replaces Jim Voltz, who is leaving the post after nearly 20 years. Voltz will take on the new job of director of innovation at the firm, which specializes in water and wastewater treatment facilities. In tandem with the reorganization, the firm is introducing a new ownership structure, with Godin as majority owner and a group of existing company leaders holding a minority shareholder position.

Gregory B. May

Gregory B. May, HNTB’s Pennsylvania office leader and vice president, has been selected to join Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis’ economic development transition advisory committee. It is advising the incoming administration on a variety of economic development issues, including transportation and infrastructure; business development and innovation. May is based in the Philadelphia area.

Charles Harris

WSP USA has hired Charles Harris as U.S. Navy program director for the firm’s federal programs business line. Based in Washington, D.C., he will direct the growth of the program, which includes a recent joint-venture win to directly support the $500-million Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program. It includes improvements to dry docks at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Washington state. Harris also works with the WSP federal team to deliver services in engineering, architecture, planning, consulting, environmental engineering and program management related to the firm’s global work for the Navy. He most recently was vice president for federal programs at Jacobs.

Elizabeth Scarce

Dewberry has promoted Elizabeth Scarce to be chief marketing officer, the first such role for the firm. Based in Danville, Va., Scarce has worked in various marketing roles. Her most recent position has been national director of marketing for the firm’s engineering services. She now will be responsible for overseeing enterprise marketing efforts and initiatives and steering the marketing leadership group.

Derek Marshall

Dewberry also has named Derek Marshall vice president and operating unit manager for the firm’s newly established commercial utilities division that includes services in the telecommunications, electric vehicle, renewables and energy market segments. Marshall previously served as department manager in Richmond, Va., for the site-civil and land development group.

J. Andrew Steele, president of McLean, Va.-based foundation contractor Steele Foundation LLC, has succeeded his father, Ronald W. Steele, firm founder and managing member, who has retired. Ronald Steele has directed field operations of the regionally owned and operated foundation design and construction firm since he co-founded it in 1968. It specializes in design and construction of excavation support systems, facade preservation and shoring systems for structural modifications. The elder Steele also has had industry committee roles at the Post-Tensioning Institute and American Society of Civil Engineers.

Rockville, Md.-based A. Morton Thomas and Associates Inc. has named Tim Kirk as president and Richard Khalil as CEO and chair. The latter continue as chief financial officer. They succeed Mike Wiercinski, who recently retired. Kirk, who previously was an associate at the firm, has expanded its West Virginia practice, including transportation design, traffic engineering, structures and civil engineering services. He has supported other office locations with engineering services while engaging in corporate-level activities and initiatives, the firm said. In 2023, Kirk will also become president of the American Council of Engineering Cos. (ACEC) of West Virginia. Wiercinski joined the firm in 1986 when AMT had 12 employees and one office and led the firm’s growth and profitability. It now has nearly 500 employees and more than 20 offices, and is ranked No. 227 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms list. Wiercinski will remain as an adviser to the firm’s board of directors. 

The firm provides multidisciplinary services, including engineering, environmental sciences, landscape architecture, surveying and construction administration and inspection to public and private clients. AMT also offers design and inspection services for constructed highways, bridges and infrastructure.