U.S. Army Col. Margaret W. Burcham was selected on Sept. 18 to command the Corps of Engineers' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, based in Cincinnati. She is the first woman to serve as a division commander and engineer on a full-term basis, says the Corps. Burcham will lead seven Corps districts in a 17-state region that includes 4,800 staffers and an annual operations and construction budget exceeding $2 billion. She formerly served as an Army division chief at the Pentagon and as a Corps district commander in Iraq, among other posts. Col. Janice Dombi was named temporary commander of the San Francisco-based South Pacific Division in 2009, replacing Gen. John McMahon, who was deployed to Afghanistan. She has since retired.

Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, has elevated James Glass to president of its energy and chemicals group. He replaces Lou Pucher, who is retiring in December. Glass, formerly group executive vice president and president of its process business, has been with Shaw or its acquired unit, Stone & Webster, since 1970. Pucher joined Shaw in 2007 from a previous executive role with KBR Inc.

Jamey A. Barbas has joined Hardesty & Hanover, the New York City engineer, as global director of strategic projects. Formerly associate principal in New York for London-based design firm Arup, she was cited in 2004 as an ENR Newsmaker for managing design and construction of an emergency cable-strengthening project on the 72-year-old Waldo-Hancock Bridge in Maine.

Ames & Gough, the McLean, Va.-based insurance broker and risk management consultant for professional-services firms, has promoted partners Joan DeLorey, Matthew Gough and Frances Railey to senior vice president. It also named Tom Marchetti, a client executive, as assistant vice president. Gough, Railey and Marchetti are based in McLean; DeLorey is based in Boston. Railey also was named corporate secretary.

J. Scott Kilbourn has joined design firm Perkins Eastman, New York City, as a principal and as chief operating officer of its international practice. Based in Washington, D.C., he was a vice president at RTKL, where he worked in its Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai and Washington offices.


Luigi “Lou” Bruno Los Angeles-based AECOM has named as vice president of the minerals and metals practice in the engineering firm's North America mining business. He is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Bruno is the former North American VP of minerals and metals project development for WorleyParsons and also had been senior vice president of minerals and mining in its Canada division.