Cheryl Seinfeld

Cheryl Seinfeld has joined HNTB Corp.’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office as government relations manager for the firm’s Southeast division. Seinfeld will focus on government relations and external communications, lead community involvement efforts and support HNTB’s clients in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area. Seinfeld brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role, including managing her own government relations consulting firm and working in gubernatorial appointed positions in legislative affairs for state agencies, including the Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT).

Theresa McClure

The firm has also hired Theresa McClure in Charleston, S.C., to the role of national practice consultant and vice president, to which she brings more than 20 years of leadership and strategic communication expertise. As part of HNTB’s national growth office, McClure will concentrate on strengthening client relationships and providing high-level facilitation services. McClure previously led a strategic communication practice for a global consulting firm, where she directed a diverse team of communications professionals delivering communications and engagement activities for major transportation programs across the country.

Rob McMullen

Employee-owned engineering, architecture and consulting firm RS&H has hired Rob McMullen as principal environmental scientist. Considered a leading subject matter expert in Florida, he has served in various environmental science roles for more than 30 years with Florida agencies and companies, including FDOT and Florida Power and Light. In his new role, he will focus on highway, transit and aerospace transportation, including traffic noise, natural resources, sociocultural issues and arboriculture in urban forests. McMullen has held leadership positions with the Doral Environmental Advisory Board and South Florida Association of Environmental Professionals.

RS&H has also promoted Tom Everett to senior vice president. An internationally-recognized transportation authority and former executive director of the Federal Highway Administration with more than 30 years' experience. Since joining RS&H in 2022, Everett has been responsible for strategy and advisory services supporting the company's sales growth and geographical expansion, as well as adding new service lines related to the firms national infrastructure practice.

Keith Evans has joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Orlando office as construction observer, where he will observe and document aviation project construction activities for compliance, coordinate and observe onsite materials testing and coordinate and communicate field construction activities with the owner, contractor and design engineers. Hanson has also hired Michael Perez-Cea as roadway engineer/project manager, based in the firm’s Miami office, helping it expand and supporting its planning and roadway group. His experience is primarily in roadway design, with a strong emphasis on resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation projects. He previously worked as assistant project engineer for a consulting firm in Miami.

Mike Biggs

Engineering and construction management firm Neel-Schaffer Inc. has hired Mike Biggs as its operations manager for Tennessee, based in Nashville. With more than 20 years’ experience in transportation engineering and project management in the state, Biggs will oversee engineering operations across Neel-Schaffer’s Tennessee offices. He assumes the position previously held by Richard Sullivan, who is taking on the role of Tennessee business development lead.

Terry Costello

JE Dunn has hired Terry Costello as vice president, life sciences group, based in the firm’s Raleigh office, where he will support life science and biopharma projects. Costello will lead the firm’s life sciences/biopharma market based in the Research Triangle Park biotech and pharmaceutical hub of North Carolina. Costello has more than 40 years’ experience supporting planning and construction in that industry, working on capital projects with a combined value of more than $14 billion.

Consulting engineering firm Terracon has named Jacob Brice Hickman its industrial sector national manager, responsible for business and client development strategy and relationship management with key clients across industrial sectors. Based in Greenville, S.C., he will leverage more than 20 years of experience to the role from his work in business development for major public and private organizations in the Southeast, including as business recruitment manager for Duke Energy.

Nathan Williamson

Goodwyn Mills Cawood has hired Nathan Williamson as a senior architect in its Atlanta office. Williamson will put his more than 25 years of experience designing education, science and technology projects to work for clients throughout the Southeast. He specializes in the higher education, K-12 education, science and technology, residence halls, judicial and hospitality sectors.

Krishna Sandepudi

Krishna Sandepudi has joined WSP as senior vice president, national bridges and structures practice director, based in the firm’s Tampa office, where he will lead its national team of technical experts. His 34 years of global industry experience includes business development and execution of multidisciplinary projects as well as management of client relationships, subconsultants and personnel within cross-functional teams. Sandepudi previously worked as the Southeast U.S. director for an international engineering firm, where he was responsible for managing complex projects across a seven-state region, including major bridge and highway projects for state departments of transportation.

Evans General Contracting has promoted Tanner Case to the role of vice president and division manager, Atlanta, part of a long-planned leadership transition strategy for the firm’s Atlanta office. Case joined Evans in 2017 as an estimator in its preconstruction division and during his tenure has built experience as a project manager and project executive while leading the company as a preconstruction manager.

Melissa Crews Rudio

Melissa Crews Rudio joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Jacksonville, Fla., office as site civil designer/technician, where she will coordinate computer-aided design (CAD) files from consultants, maintain CAD standards, develop plans and 3D modeling, manage design details, train and assist employees with CAD software and conduct quality control reviews on plans and drawing files.

Planning and engineering consulting firm McFarland Johnson has appointed Mauro Barbosa as Southeast regional director of site/civil facilities, based in its Hollywood, Fla., office. He will oversee the companies continued growth in site/civil and buildings/facilities services with more than 24 years’ experience in the area, including working with FDOT, completing several high-rise buildings and parking garages. An expert in post-tension engineering for buildings and bridges, he will also support the firm’s transportation and aviation divisions.

Catamount Constructors has hired Chris Heard as director of business development, based in the company’s Atlanta office. With more than 23 years of experience, he will provide key insights and strategic tools for Catamount’s continued growth. In addition to identifying new business opportunities, he will also focus on assisting interview development and leading strategic planning ventures.

Cydney Hoste

Cydney L’Hoste, current director of preconstruction and former construction project manager for Villa Rica, Ga.-based Elevate Structures, is taking responsibility as the regional director for business development for the company’s Atlantic sales territory, covering Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. L’Hoste brings experience in value engineering, design and pricing as well as managing construction projects in the field.

David W. Wright has joined T&T Construction Group as safety director, bringing more than 30 years' experience to the role, including implementing diverse safety and risk management programs across major companies nationwide. He is an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer and serves as adjunct professor and lead instructor at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center Region 1. 

PCL has promoted Rick Goldman to senior vice president, Florida Region, and Chris Ritter to district manager, Orlando buildings. Goldman has been with PCL since 1997 and in his new role will oversee operations throughout Florida and drive the company's strategic expansion there. Ritter now leads the Orlando office's efforts to propel growth in Florida, bringing to bear his track record of spearheading major projects, including with notable entertainment clients.