Donald E. Stone Jr. has joined Dewberry, a Fairfax, Va., engineer-architect, as chief operating officer. In this role, he replaces Ronald L. Ewing, who became CEO of the firm in 2005. Stone had been COO at engineering firm O’Brien & Gere Ltd. and president of its Total Water Solutions division. In that position, he spearheaded creation of a special-purpose entity to finance the firm’s design-build-own-operate water and wastewater projects. PSA-Dewberry, the firm’s building services affiliate, also named Mike Tatalovich practice segment leader for federal architecture. He had been director of business pursuits for the government and infrastructure division of KBR, Houston.
Bechtel Group Inc. has named David Welch principal corporate vice president and president of its Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia region in the London-based civil business unit. He had been assistant secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs since 2005 and U.S. ambassador to Egypt from 2001 to 2005. He also holds the rank of career ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service.
Steven Goraczkowski has been named CEO of SIKON Construction Corp., a Deerfield Beach, Fla., commercial contractor. He had been operations manager for Actus Bovis Lend Lease LLC in Honolulu and leader of its design-build division.
Hill International, Marlton, N.J., has named several new vice presidents. John K. Skoury joins its Irvine, Calif., office. He was director of highway infrastructure for the western region of STV Inc. and director of transportation construction management at Earth Tech Inc. Christine M. Hoag-land joins the firm in Chicago. She was an associate vice president at HNTB Corp. and previously vice president of capital programs for the School District of Philadelphia. Joining Hill’s project management group in Bellevue, Wash. are David J. Ashley and Lou Graving. Ashley, who manages Hill’s work for the U.S. Energy Dept. at the Hanford site in Richland, Wash., had been a manager at MACTEC. Graving is a former construction executive with M.A. Mortenson Co. and vice president at Parsons Construction Group.
Jenna Geigerman has joined BJAC p.a., a Raleigh, N.C., design firm, in a new position as chief operations officer. She had been a vice president at Investors Title Insurance Co. BJAC says it is one of the largest woman-owned design firms in the Southeast, specializing in healthcare, education, institutional and municipal markets.
In the Dec. 22-29, 2008, issue, p. 21, the name of Kirsten Sibilia, chief marketing officer at JCJ Architecture was spelled incorrectly. Her previous title also should have been principal and director of marketing and communications at FXFowle. Also in that issue, the name of John J. Molloy, president and CEO of H2M and H2M Labs was misspelled.