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.

Montreal-based global engineer SNC-Lavalin announced on Jan. 18 key changes in its executive suite. The firm has named Neil Bruce, former executive director and chief operating officer of U.K.-based global engineer AMEC, to the newly created role of president for resources and environment. The firm says the new unit—which will include its global market-sector work in hydrocarbons and chemicals, mining and metallurgy, environment and water—will be its largest and most diverse. Bruce will be based in London. SNC-Lavalin also named Christian Jacqui, formerly its executive vice president for Europe, to a new London-based role as EVP of global operations. Michael Novak becomes executive vice president for global government, aboriginal and economic affairs in Montreal. The company also says Scott Thon, president of its subsidiary AltaLink, will replace, on an interim basis, Patrick Lamarre, who has resigned as executive vice president of global power. SNC-Lavalin says the departure is effective immediately but that its transmission-and-distribution division will report directly to corporate President Robert Card.

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.


Parsons Corp., Pasadena, Calif., has named Gina Trombley as senior vice president of mining and international rail infrastructure. She previously worked for GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Corp., "in various operational and commercial positions, most recently as the commercial leader for its locomotive service business," says Parsons. Trombley is a former U.S. Army intelligence officer. Garold B. "Gary" Adams was named to a newly created position, global operations director, for corporate unit Parsons Transportation Group Inc. An executive vice president, he was its global business development manager. Replacing him is Michael W. "Mike" Johnson, who is promoted to executive vice president. Avis M. Russell, a vice president and director of contracts and procurement, is named to the added role of chief compliance officer. Vice President Angelle M. Roussel is named treasurer. In that financial role, she succeeds George L. Ball, who remains executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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.