Elizabeth Mahony has been named commissioner of the Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources under incoming Gov. Maura Healy (D). Most recently, Mahony was assistant attorney general and senior energy policy adviser to Healy in her former role as state attorney general. Mahony has specialized in utility clean energy procurement.
Mayor Michelle Wu announced new roles for members of the Boston Civic Design Commission, which reviews city project design, and new appointees. Chair now is Mimi Love, a commissioner since 2020 and principal of Utile Architecture & Planning. Vice chair now is Linda Eastley, a commissioner since 2009 and founding principal and managing partner of Eastley + Partners LLC. New commissioners are Laura Solano, a principal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; Shauna Gillies Smith, founding principal of GROUND; and Catherine T. Morris, director of arts and culture at the Boston Foundation and executive director of Boston Art & Music Soul Fest.
M. Rizwan Baig has been elevated to chief engineer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Formerly deputy chief engineer, he succeeds Jim Starace, who has retired. Baig also had been the agency’s chief traffic engineer and is a board officer of the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey. Amanda Rogers is named Port Authority deputy chief engineer. She was the authority’s chief of construction for aviation.
Contractor OHL USA, College Point, N.Y., has hired Brad Nystrom as chief operating officer. He had been Skanska USA vice president of operations responsible for civil construction project oversight in the Western U.S. Nystrom is a national board director of the ACE Mentor Program of America.
Simon Gandy joins New Terminal One, a privately financed consortium led by Ferrovial, JLC Infrastructure, Ullico and Carlyle to develop and operate the estimated $9.5-billion new terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, N.Y. , as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was chief of infrastructure at Melbourne Airport in Melbourne, Australia. Project construction will be completed in phases, beginning in 2026.
H.L. Turner Group Inc., a Concord, N.H., engineering firm, has named William Hickey as president. Formerly vice president of its structural engineering group, he succeeds Gerard Blanchette, who has taken a new role as principal and senior project executive.
The Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure, New York City, named Thomas Sherman, former Virginia Dept. of Transportation deputy director and acting P3 office director, as director of public sector initiatives. The nonprofit group advocates for more public-private partnerships in infrastructure delivery.
David R. Good, 66, a principal of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, New York City, died “unexpectedly” on Jan. 23 in Holmdel, N.J., the firm said. Neither its announcement nor online obituaries note cause of death. A New Jersey Institute of Technology engineering graduate, Good joined the consultant in 1980. Specializing in geotechnical and foundation engineering, he managed its soil mechanics laboratory for three years. The firm described him on its website as an “accomplished troubleshooter ... adept at defining the geotechnical problem—a rare capability in the world of complex engineering projects.” It also described Good “as an expert to define and effectively argue changed conditions claims and resolve construction disputes.” Mueser Rutledge and the Good family are creating an endowed engineering scholarship in his name at NJIT.