David Kane has joined professional services and construction management firm McKissack & McKissack, New York City, as executive vice president and as its first chief operating officer. He is formerly executive vice president of the capital program division in New York City's Economic Development Corp. The firm, which says it is the oldest minority-owned contractor in the U.S., is a separate organization from Washington, D.C.-based McKissack & McKissack, which ranks at No. 57 on ENR’s list of the Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee firms.
CH2M Hill Cos., Denver, has elevated Dennis Ferrera to president of its nuclear business group, effective on Jan. 1. He will succeed Mark D. Fallon, who will become managing director of the firm's U.K.-Europe region. Ferrera, who was the group's chief operating officer, will serve as senior executive responsible for all global nuclear activities within CH2M Hill. Most recently, he was program manager for the firm's work to prepare the 600-acre 2012 Olympics site in London.
Walter Ivers has joined Alfred Benesch & Co., the Chicago-based engineer and environmental services firm, as Connecticut division manager. The role follows the firm's Oct. 1 acquisition of design firm Purcell Associates Inc., of which he had been president. Ivers is based in Glastonbury, Conn. About 28 Purcell staff now are part of Benesch.
Lane Construction Corp., Cheshire, Conn., has named Executive Vice President Michael Cote as its chief development officer, a newly created role in which Cote will supervise firm-wide business opportunities. Executive Vice President David Benton now manages all operations. Previously regional vice presidents, Chantilly, Va.-based Joseph Lark and Charlotte, N.C.-based David Rankin are each elevated to the newly created role of vice president-pursuits as of Jan. 1.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City, has named Norman Rhodes as senior vice president and tunnel-services technical director. He was senior vice president and life-safety/security practice leader at Hatch Mott MacDonald.
Parsons Corp., Pasadena, Calif., has named Thomas E. "Tom" Barron, president of the firm's transportation group unit, to be corporate director of strategic initiatives. Succeeding him is Todd Wager, who was president of Parsons' government services unit. Mary Ann Hopkins, the unit's executive vice president and global business development manager, becomes president. William C. "Bill" Bodie, senior vice president and manager of Parsons' national security and defense division, succeeds Hopkins. Biff Lyons, division vice president, fills Bodie's former role. Kurt H. Tripp, a division vice president, now is the firm's manager of defense and security-sector work. Barron, Hopkins and Bodie are based in Washington, D.C.
Jane Willard joins American Engineering Testing Inc., St. Paul, Minn., as senior geologist. She was owner, president and principal geologist at EnPro Assessment, a consultant also based there.