Dave Lawson has joined Foster Wheeler AG as president and global leader of metals and mining, a newly created role. He previously served as president of minerals and metals for Australia-based Ausenco Ltd. and also was in a similar role at Aker Solutions Ltd. He held other senior management positions at Aker Kvaerner Ltd. and Kvaerner Metals Ltd. Lawson now is based in Santiago, Chile.

Hanson Professional Services Inc., Springfield, Ill., has named Jeff Bowen a vice president and senior transportation engineer in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a vice president at RS&H Inc., a facilities and infrastructure firm also based there. Chantal Bowen and Randy Downing join Hanson as a senior project manager and project manager, respectively, following the firm's purchase last month of Jacksonville-based Bowen Civil Engineering Inc. They were that firm's president and vice president, respectively. Twelve employees from Bowen are joining Hanson.

Nicholas P. Jones, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, will join Pennsylvania State University as executive vice president and provost on July 1. In that role, he will be the university's chief academic officer and acting CEO in the absence of the president. A former civil-engineering department chairman at Johns Hopkins, he has been in his current role since 2004. Penn State selected Jones after a nationwide search, according to the school. Andrew Douglas, currently vice dean for faculty in the Whiting School, will serve as interim dean. Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels said on May 21 that he expects to receive recommendations for a permanent dean before the end of summer.

Don Del Nero has joined Stantec as a senior principal and leader of tunnels and trenchless practice. Based in Atlanta, he will lead North America-wide programs to develop underground infrastructure for water conveyance and transportation facilities. Del Nero was a vice president and deputy tunnel practice manager at CH2M Hill Cos. He is a board member of the North American Society for Trenchless Technologies.

Nadim Aziz is promoted to vice president for academic affairs and provost of Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., effective on July 1. Currently associate provost for faculty development, he will succeed Doris Helms, who is retiring. Aziz was chairman of the university's civil-engineering department and a director of its Restoration Institute, specializing in resilient infrastructure.

Michael Baker Jr. Inc., a unit of Michael Baker Corp., has elevated Beth Drylie to

senior vice president and mid-Atlantic-region transportation manager. She was vice president, principal-in-charge of the region's construction-services practice and office principal in Virginia Beach, Va. Drylie also is former president of the American Society of Highway Engineers, Greater Hampton Roads chapter and served as chair of the American Water Works Association's Virginia section. Drylie remains based in Virginia Beach. The firm also promoted Cory Wilder to vice president and national pipeline engineering practice lead. Formerly assistant vice president and practice engineering manager, he is based in Phoenix.

Ray Bradick and Kevin Knudsen have joined Fairfax, Va.-based design firm Dewberry as vice presidents in Orlando. The new roles follow the firm's May 21 acquisition of Bowyer-Singleton & Associates Inc., a 90-person engineering and mapping firm, of which they were CEO and president, respectively.

Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc., Nashville, Tenn., has named Cendy Dodd as chief financial officer. Previously, she was finance director for the city of Franklin, Ky. Also joining the professional services firm as chief technology officer is Paul Dougherty. He was in those same roles at the consulting engineering firms Lellyett & Rogers Services Co. LLC and Gresham, Smith and Partners. Barge, Waggoner ranks at No. 163 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms.

Brian Stieritz has joined PCL Construction Enterprises Inc. as vice president of major projects for its transportation-infrastructure group in Denver. He previously served as senior vice president and director of the design-build division at CH2M Hill Cos. Inc.

Bruce W. Berdanier, department head of civil and environmental engineering at South Dakota State University, Brookings, has been named dean of the engineering school at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn., effective on July 1. Berdanier previously ran his own consulting firm.

Boh Bros. Construction Co. LLC, New Orleans, has elevated Edward Scheuermann to senior vice president of operations. Promoted to vice president are Jeff Quebedeaux, manager of the company's underground utilities and paving department, and Jeff Plauche, assistant manager in Baton Rouge.

Norbert W. Young has joined Lehrer LLC., a New York City-based consulting firm, as executive vice president. He formerly headed his own consulting services company and was a senior vice president of engineering firm STV Inc. and president of McGraw-Hill Construction, the parent company of ENR.

Volkert Inc., a Mobile, Ala., engineer, has named Gerald "Jerry" Stump as chief operations officer. He is formerly executive vice president and COO of Wilbur Smith Associates. Stump also is a former HNTB Corp. vice president and served as chairman of the American Council of Engineering Cos. in 2010-2011. Volkert ranks at No. 118 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms.