Rebecca Nolan has been named senior vice president and managing principal of St. Louis architect HOK. She succeeds Vice Chairman Clark Davis, who is taking on new duties in its worldwide practice. Nolan was senior vice president at engineer-architect SmithGroup Cos. Inc. and managing director of its Minneapolis office. Also joining HOK as vice president and director of interior design in St. Louis is Michael Nolan. He was a vice president and workplace studio leader at SmithGroup.

Michel Jichlinski has joined Greenway Enterprises Inc., a Helena, Mont., contractor and construction-management firm, as director of operations. He is the former Washington, D.C.-based president of Louis Berger Group and is now based in Greenway’s Silver Spring, Md., office.

Gregory P. Beronja has been promoted to president and CEO of S. Cohen and Associates Inc., an environmental and energy engineer based in Vienna, Va. He was chief operating officer. In his new role he succeeds founder Sanford Cohen, who continues as chairman. Beronja is also a former vice president at CH2M Hill Cos.


Thomas A. Boshaw has joined MulvannyG2 Architecture, Bellevue, Wash., as a principal in its international group overseeing Asian developments. He was director of design in Shanghai for Seattle architect Callison.

Michael B. Ryder has joined Chester Engineers, Pittsburgh, as vice president of engineering and technical services. He was vice president of capital program management with Veolia Water North America-Central LLC and is a past president of the Western Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Association.

MWH, Broomfield, Colo., announces two executive appointments. David Barnes is named chief financial officer. He previously served as executive vice president of finance at Western Union Co. and as CFO for Radio Shack and Coors Brewing’s U.S. operations. Richard Parry joins the firm as chief risk and legal officer. He previously led Jacobs Engineering Group’s legal team for its North American sector and served as general counsel for the Washington division of URS Corp.

LEO A DALY, the Omaha-based architect-engineer has promoted Alan J. Feltoon to vice president and managing principal in its 100-person Washington, D.C., office, which also is headquarters for the firm’s international operations. Feltoon was director of interior architecture and director of operations. He also founded Alan J. Feltoon & Associates in Philadelphia. The firm also named Arthur S. Debowy as principal and director of terminal planning and design in Washington, D.C.


Alfonso Rodriguez has joined engineer-architect Stantec as vice president and leader of the Edmonton-based firm’s California North region, based in Sacramento. He had been a senior vice president at AECOM-DMJM, based in Los Angeles. Rodriguez also is a former deputy executive officer and project manager for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Redline Subway Program.

Russell Devendor was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of developer WCI Communities, Bonita Springs, Fla., which filed for bankruptcy in August 2008. Devendorf joins WCI from homebuilder Meritage Homes Corp., where he was vice president of finance.

HBE Corp., a St. Louis-based design-build firm, has named Kevin Schutt senior vice president for hospital design and construction. He was a senior sales executive with Stryker Orthopedic Implants, based in Mahwah, N.J.

Nashville-based architect-engineer-planner Gresham, Smith and Partners has appointed Paul E. Breeding senior vice president for environmental compliance. He was a senior consultant at Civil and Environmental Consultants, Pittsburgh.

Construction manager MAST Construction Services, Little Falls, N.J., has promoted Richard A. Brown, a six-year firm veteran, from vice president and project executive to senior vice president of the firm.