Abdy Khanpour has joined U.K.-based engineer and project manager AMEC as vice president and U.S. nuclear lead. He is based in Atlanta. Khanpour was vice president of engineering and projects at Florida Power and Light Co., a unit of NextEra Energy Inc., where he led engineering strategic direction and technical services for five nuclear plants. He also held management roles at Excel Energy and Bechtel Power Group.

HNTB, Kansas City, has named Joseph Lawton, a senior vice president and national construction management practice leader. Formerly a senior vice president at AECOM, he now leads the CM practice across HNTB's infrastructure markets.


Michael Kotara has joined San Antonio-based Zachry Industrial Inc. as vice president and power-sector executive in its enterprise strategic development department. He is formerly senior vice president of power generation for CPS Energy, also based there, where he managed its 4,800-MW portfolio of gas-fired and coal-fired powerplants. Kotara is a former board member and chairman of the Texas Gas Association.

Parsons Corp., Pasadena, Calif., says Lucinda K. "Luci" Woodard has rejoined the firm as a vice president and senior manager for aviation programs. She had been a vice president at AECOM, the firm says. Her previous role at Parsons was not disclosed. Daniel L. "Dan" Garbutt has been named vice president of talent management in the firm's MENA+ region, which includes the Middle East, North Africa and countries near the Mediterranean Sea. Based in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., he had been chief of talent management for the firm's road and highway division.

Broomfield, Colo.-based MWH Global has promoted 17 managers in the firm's engineering and construction units to vice president. They are: Simon Alder, director of program delivery; John Chahbandour, director of strategic water management; Norman "Mike" Cira, client service manager; John Guilfoyle, associate director of technology solutions; Greg Rollins, location manager; David A. Smith, director of global strategy in Warrington, U.K.; Chuck Taylor, director of development; Jaime Burrola, regional director of construction management; Laura Casey, director of environmental health and safety; Michael Cavanaugh, associate general counsel; Philip Croessmann, director of risk management; John De Maio, director of industrial construction; Thomas De Mayo, director of industrial construction; Ronald Evans, deputy director of operations; Leslie Hahn, director of contracts and procurement; Douglas Herbst, construction consultant; and Richard B. Lewis, director of business development. Eight employees are based in Broomfield, while others are based in Pasadena and Walnut Creek, Calif.; Dagsboro, Del.; Cedarburg, Wis.; Portland, Ore., Houston and Denver.

Thomas Palmer has joined Bowman Consulting Group Ltd., Chantilly, Va., as a branch manager in Thatcher, Ariz. The move follows the firm's April 23 acquisition of PLS Group, a Thatcher-based engineering and surveying firm, of which he had been principal. Bowman says the acquisition will boost its work in mining-related services.