U.S. Navy Rear Adm. (Ret.) Douglas J. McAneny has joined engineer-architect HDR, Omaha, as executive vice president and director of its federal business group. Based in Washington, D.C., he was most recently commandant of the National War College. McAneny also served as commander of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet submarine force at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Lynn N. Simon has joined engineer Thornton-Tomasetti, New York City, as senior vice president and West Coast leader of its sustainability practice in San Francisco. The new role follows the firm's Dec. 20 acquisition of Simon & Associates Inc., a consultant based there that she founded in 1994. Simon received the U.S. Green Building Council's President's Award in 2011. Scott Lomax also joins the firm in New York City as vice president. Formerly a chief structural engineer at Santiago Calatrava, he specializes in the design and management of complex steel projects, such as bridges and buildings with long spans.
Timothy B. Wall, chief operating officer of Cambridge, Mass.-based design-builder CDM Smith, has been promoted to the added role of president. He formerly led its federal services group.
The Ethisphere Institute, a New York City group that selects an annual list of "the world's most ethical" firms, has named as chairman of its newly created communications advisory board Paul Gennaro, senior vice president and chief communications officer of AECOM Technology Corp. The group says AECOM is among six companies with executives named to the board that it has cited previously for their ethical business cultures. Others named represent Waste Management Inc., the Panama Canal Authority, Ford Motor Corp., Aflac Inc. and General Electric Co.