Insurance broker Marsh, New York City, has named Mark Reagan, a 40-year industry veteran, chairman of its global construction practice, which includes 600 professionals, the company says. He joins the firm from a previous role as managing director of the construction services group at Aon. Reagan also served as construction practice chairman at insurance broker Willis, and held management positions at AIG and Seaboard Surety Co. Marsh has also named Todd Vandenhaak to lead a new specialty construction and engineering consulting practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He is relocating from Seattle to London, to lead the group, which is part of Marsh�s EMEA forensic accounting and claims service practice.
President Obama has nominated Stephen T. Ayers to be Architect of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. He has been serving in an acting capacity since 2007 and, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would take the position for a 10-year term, which could be renewed. Ayers leads a 2,600-person staff that manages facility construction and maintenance for the U.S. Capitol building and nearby congressional and federal structures, a total of 16.5 million square feet. Projects managed by the AOC include the recently completed Capitol Visitor Center and National Audio-Visual Conservation Center.
Erleen Hatfield has joined the New York City office of engineering firm Buro Happold, Bath, U.K., as partner. She was a vice president at Thornton Tomasetti. Hatfield co-chairs the technology committee of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects and teaches a graduate architecture class at Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
The PBSJ Corp., Tampa, has elevated Robert J. Paulsen to be chairman, replacing the retiring John B. Zumwalt III. Paulsen also will serve as temporary CEO of the company as of March 1, when Zumwalt also leaves that position. The company says an executive search is under way to fill the CEO position permanently. Paulsen is formerly PBSJ vice chairman but retains his role as president, the position to which he was named in 2009. He was chief operating officer of the corporation’s subsidiary, PBS&J. Zumwalt, who joined the firm in 1973, was chairman and CEO since 2005.
Engineering firm Halcrow has named William R. Mooney senior manager of its U.S. rail practice, based in Chicago. He had been chief operations officer for the Chicago Transit Authority, retiring after 33 years with the agency.
Anthony Ferruccio has joined engineer-architect-contractor MACTEC, Alpharette, Ga., as executive vice president and division manager. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior vice president at ARCADIS-U.S. Inc.
Trow Global, a Brampton, Ontario-based design firm, has named Robert B. Sheh as chairman. A board member since 2009, he is founder and current managing partner of a business advisory firm, Alta Group. He is formerly chairman and CEO of Air and Water Technologies Corp. and president and CEO of International Technology Corp.
Developer-contractor Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago, has appointed Peter Belisle president of energy and sustainability services for its Americas business unit. Belisle, based in Los Angeles, is formerly president of project and development services and will continue to chair that unit’s specialty practices. Todd Burns has been named to replace Belisle; he was the group’s chief operating officer.
Corgan, a Dallas architect, has named managing principal Bob Morris as president and CEO. He succeeds David Lind, who becomes chairman. Lind, who had been CEO since 2000, oversaw expansion of the firm to offices in Phoenix, Miami and Beijing.
Opus Holdings, Minneapolis, has named Tom Shaver president and CEO of its design-build unit, Opus North Corp., based in Chicago. He was vice president of development for another unit, Opus Northwest, which he joined in 2005. Prior to that, Shaver was vice president and city manager for Liberty Property Trust.
Engineer-architect David Evans and Associates, Portland, Ore., has promoted controller Ron Gasper to chief financial officer. Prior to joining the firm, he was president of his own consulting business. Tom Service, previously a regional manager, has been promoted to vice president.
Martha A. Karlovic has joined engineer-architect Wiser, Murfreesboro, Tenn., as vice president of business development. She is based in St. Louis. Karlovic was president of DATAUbiquity LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm. She also served as vice president of business development strategy and integrated security systems for contractor SAIC.
Richard J. Ragan has joined architect-engineer Middough Inc., Cleveland, as senior vice president and general manager. He was, most recently, vice president and director of design operations for industrial facilities with MACTEC.