Peter A. Ceribelli has joined water-resources and environmental engineer Apex Cos. LLC as CEO. He was chief operating officer of Weston Solutions since 2009. Also joining the firm, as principal, is Andrew R. Contrael, former principal of Management and Technical Resources Inc., a Pittsburgh consultant that Apex acquired on Sept. 17. Apex ranks at No. 77 on ENR's list of the Top 200 Environmental Firms, with $101.2 million in 2012 revenue.

The board of power utility Consolidated Edison Inc. has elected John McAvoy as president and CEO, effective on Jan. 1. He also will be CEO of its principal unit, Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc. In the new corporate roles, McAvoy succeeds Kevin Burke, who remains non-executive chairman for a transition period of undisclosed duration, the company says. Burke occupied his previous roles since 2005. Since last year, McAvoy has been president and CEO of Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc., also a Con Ed unit. Succeeding him on Dec. 1 is Timothy Cawley, who now is senior vice president of central operations at the Con Ed of New York subsidiary.

Julie L. LaBonte will join water infrastructure services firm MWH, Broomfield, Colo., in January as vice president and director

of program management for the Americas. She now is director of the San Francisco Public Utility Commission's water-system improvement program, a $4.6-billion regional seismic upgrade. The American Society of Civil Engineers named Labonte government civil engineer of the year in early 2013. She is a board member of the Construction Management Association of America and of a non-profit group, Africa Development Promise. LaBonte will be based in San Francisco.

Sterling Construction Co. has named Peter Holland as CEO of Texas Sterling Construction Co., its largest unit. He replaces Doug Clements, who the publicly held company says left Sterling "to pursue other interests." Holland had been executive vice president of Houston-based Satterfield & Pontikes Construction and president of its federal-services division. He also had been vice president for infrastructure and operations at Parsons Corp.

Engineering firm Brown and Caldwell has named Richard "Rich" D'Amato as executive vice president and private-sector-enterprise unit leader. He joins the firm from CH2M Hill Ltd., where he was a senior vice president in its operations and maintenance group.

In a planned shift, San Francisco building contractor Swinerton Inc. has elevated President Jeffrey Hoopes to CEO. Chief Operating Officer Gary Rafferty, who joined the company in 1985, will succeed him in the additional role of president. Michael Re, the firm's former CEO, remains chairman through 2013. Hoopes, who joined Swinerton in 1984 as a project engineer, is also a board member of the Bay Area Council. Re, who has led Swinerton since 2009, also is a 40-year company veteran. Swinerton, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, ranks at No. 38 on ENR's list of the Top 400 Contractors, with $1.5 billion in 2012 revenue.

MKDA, a New York City-based corporate interior- design firm, has hired Amanda Hertzler as executive managing director of its new Miami office. She was, most recently, founder and managing director of Miami-based ThreeSixty Studio, an interior-design and branding-strategies firm.

Parsons Corp., Pasadena, Calif. has named two new vice presidents. Jay Watkins rejoins the firm as vice president of strategic development for its North American transportation business. He had been CEO of CMTS Inc., a project management firm, and previously oversaw its eastern region transportation capital programs. He is based in Washington, D.C. Mary Cay O'Malley joins as vice president of engineering design services for transportation. She previously worked at HNTB Corp.

The Kraus Group of Cos., a major North American carpet and flooring manufacturer and distributor, has elevated Dave Mumford to president of its U.S. division, based in Clarion, Pa. He had been vice president of U.S. sales.

California State University, Los Angeles, has named Emily L. Allen as dean of its College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, effective on Nov. 12. She now is an associate dean in the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San José State University and directs its Materials Characterization and Metrology Center. Allen is also director of the Northern California affiliate of Project Lead the Way, a provider of science, technology, engineering and math programs for public school students.

Doug Black, president and chief operating officer of Atlanta-based construction materials manufacturer Oldcastle Inc., was elected 2013-14 chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. ARTBA represents the U.S. transportation design and construction sector. Black says a key priority in his term will be pushing for a "significant boost in federal funding" for transportation infrastructure as part of the 2014 reauthorization of MAP-21.

Day & Zimmermann has named Doug Napodano as vice president of projects in its engineering, construction and maintenance group. Formerly vice president of operations at PIC Group, he now oversees D&Z open-shop projects, according to the company.

William R. Long, vice president of consultant Canuso Jorden, and Scott Butcher, vice president of JDB Engineering Inc., have been named president and president-elect, respectively, of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Foundation for 2013-14. The not-for-profit group advances the body of knowledge on professional-services marketing through research and education.