Flatiron, a Longmont, Colo., transportation and infrastructure contractor has promoted Terry Poole to president of its heavy civil division. He had been that unit’s vice president of operations and is a 13-year company veteran. The firm also named Allan Sylvester vice president and manager of its new Leesburg, Va.-based tunneling group, which it says will pursue large-scale tunneling projects across North America. He previously served as a senior vice president and division manager for Clark Construction.

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Samuel Jeyanayagam has joined CH2M Hill Cos., Denver, as a vice president and senior principal technologist in the company’s global technology group, based in Columbus, Ohio. Formerly senior associate in the global wastewater practice at Malcolm Pirnie, he now provides technical leadership for CH2M Hill wastewater treatment projects globally. Jeyanayagam is also incoming chair of the Water Environment Federation’s municipal wastewater treatment design committee, the 36,000-member group’s largest committee.


Marsh Inc., the New York City insurance broker and risk advisor, has named Danette Jones senior vice president and construction practice leader for its southwest partnership group, based in Los Angeles. She joins the firm from a previous role as a senior vice president at Aon Corp. Marsh’s southwest partnership includes California offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach and San Diego, as well as Phoenix and Las Vegas.

The Construction Management Association of America, McLean, Va., has hired Anna A. Brent as vice president of finance and administration. She was previously CEO of Amselle Brent Sawyer, a Herndon, Va., accounting firm specializing in nonprofit groups. Brent is also the former controller and vice president of finance and administration for the Telecommunications Industry Association, a trade group.


Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contractor and construction management firm, has elevated Matthew Pfund to vice president from project director. Among other duties, he will oversee the firm’s productivity improvement initiatives. Pfund joined Tarlton in 1996 as a project engineer.

AECOM Technology Corp., Los Angeles, has named Nancy Laben its general counsel and senior vice president for legal activities, based in the New York City office. As AECOM general counsel, Laben replaces Eric Chen , a senior vice president, who is returning to the firm’s corporate finance area to focus on mergers and acquisitions and other capital market activities, according to the company. Laben had been deputy general counsel at consultant Accenture, serving as managing partner in Hong Kong and as managing director in London.

Alan Reynolds has been named a vice president at Stantec Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, following its acquisition of WilsonMiller Inc., a Naples, Fla.-based engineer-planner. Reynolds, former chairman and CEO of WilsonMiller, remains based in Naples. WilsonMiller ranks 318th on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms, with $33.8 million in 2009 revenue and 265 employees. Also joining Stantec, as a senior principal, is Ken Rogers, following the firm’s acquisition of Industry and Energy Associates LLC, a Portland, Maine, power engineer, of which he had been president. Among IEA’s recent projects is a combined solar and wind-energy network on one of the Galapagos Islands near Ecuador that now generates about 50% of the island’s electrical needs. Stantec Managing Principal Paul Marcillac , based in Sacramento, was also elected chair of the Landscape Architecture Advisory Council in the College of Architecture & Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.


Nick Bokale has joined Kleinfelder, a San Diego-based engineer and construction manager, as vice president of its transportation division. He had been vice president of AMEC, in charge of its U.S. infrastructure operation and its southwest infrastructure sector. Bokale is now based in Tempe, Ariz.

Reynolds Inc., a unit of Layne Christensen Co., Mission Woods, Kan., has named Jeff Kowal vice president of its integrated services group. Based in Fairburn, Ga., manages alternate project delivery, primarily in the southeast. Kowal is former executive vice president of Veolia Water North America, Chicago, and also served as president of its Tampa unit.

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