HNTB 'Corp. has elevated Phil Brake to the role of Design Build President, based in Chelmsford, Mass., to direct firmwide work in design-build and alternative delivery markets. He succeeds Keith Hinkebein, who will retire from the firm at year end. Brake, who joined HNTB in 2002, had been northeast division president and previously, New England district leaders.
Professional services firm WSP has elevated Ian McNamara, senior vice president, to district leader in its Northeast region, which covers Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. He most recently served as East region development director.
Steven Davis, Will Paxson, Carl Krebs and Christopher Grabé, former partners of New York City-based architecture firm Davis Brody Bond have joined architect-engineer Page to boost its city market share following an acquisition, the firms said Nov. 2. They now are principals of Washington, D.C.-based Page. Transaction terms were not disclosed. Also joining the firm as a principal is Mark Wagner, former associate partner at Davis Brody Bond. A total of 35 employees are joining Page. According to Page, Davis Brody Bond designed complex Manhattan projects that include the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum and the new Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center site. Page, which has 1,400 employees in 21 offices in the U.S. and abroad, recently finished a major renovation plan for Rutgers University's 650,000-sq-ft Medical Sciences Building in Newark, N.J., and is now doing restoration of Ellis Island for the National Park Service.
Matthew Lunemann has joined STV as vice president and engineering director in its tunneling and geotechnical group, focused on civil infrastructure and renewable energy projects in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He had been geotechnical leader at WSP, supporting transportation and utility projects. Lunemann is also New Jersey delegate for the National Society of Professional Engineers.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) has appointed Christine Guhl-Sadovy president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), succeeding Joseph Fiordaliso, who died in September. She was a commissioner of the energy regulatory agency and its former chief of staff. Stephanie Lagos was named to replace Guhl-Sadovy as commissioner.
Vineyard Wind has named Jennifer Cullen director of labor, workforce and local content for all offshore wind energy projects, including three in lease areas it has on the East and West coasts.
Cambridge, Mass.-based design-build firm CDM Smith has named Rasha Maal-Bared, an internationally recognized microbiologist, as a principal environmental scientist. Based in Burnaby, British Columbia, she specializes in environmental microbiology, and water and wastewater monitoring and treatment and will expand microbiological testing and research capabilities at the Bellevue Research & Testing Laboratory. Maal-Bared is formerly senior microbiologist and water-wastewater expert at EPCOR Water Canada, a municipally-owned corporation in Edmonton, Alberta. She played a pivotal role in synthesizing and simplifying COVID-19 information for the water community, aiding utility decisionmaking.
Leslie Carrio, president of DePaoli Mosaic in Canton, Mass., was elected president of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts for 2023-2025. She has served on its board of directors and executive committee for six years. Becoming president-elect is Steven Amanti of E. Amanti & Sons Inc. in Salem. The group represents more than 300 subcontracting firms.
Rochester-N.Y. based LaBella Associates has elevated Greg Senecal to senior vice president and executive director of climate and environment and Jennifer Gillen to director of environmental.
Symetri, a Nashua, N.H., construction and manufacturing sector technology consultant, named Amy Marks to the newly created position of executive vice president of global strategy. She was most recently vice president, enterprise transformation practice at Autodesk and also was CEO of XSite Modular, a prefabrication consultant.
American Global, a Jericho, N.Y., commercial insurance broker in construction, has named Marc Drumm senior vice president for North America, based in Oakville, Ontario. He had been senior vice president and account executive for Aon’s construction and infrastructure practice. Named as a senior vice president and senior professional liability broker for North America is Ante Petricevic. Based in Calgary, he was an Aon managing director. Ann Donald also joins the firm in Oakville as account executive. She was a vice president at BFL Canada Insurance and Risk Services Inc. Joann Zhou is newly hired as an account manager. She was account manager at BrokerLink Inc. Commercial. Kent Peters was previously named president of American Global of Canada ULC. He joins from a former role as Aon national director of surety and performance security. American Global says the firm is the first U.S.-Canadian cross-border construction-focused brokerage.
Architect Beverly Willis, 95, who embraced 21st-century approaches to building design since the late 1950s as a design firm founder and CEO—and who started a New York City-based foundation to champion women in architecture and related fields—died on Oct. 1 in Branford, Conn. She was selected in 2019 to receive the ENR New York Legacy Award.