Susan M. Baer, former aviation division director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and a 37-year agency veteran, has joined Arup as a principal and global aviation planning leader, based in New York City. She retired from the bi-state transportation agency last spring after four years in her previous role, the first woman in that post. Baer succeeded William R. DeCota, who died unexpectedly in 2009. She also had been general manager of all agency-run airports in the two states. An authority spokesman said on Oct. 28 that Thomas Bosco and Huntley Lawrence have been serving since late spring as acting division director and acting deputy director, respectively. The division will generate more than half of PANYNJ's 2013 revenue, according to a published report.

Fluor Corp. has hired Thomas P. D'Agostino as senior vice president of strategic planning and development in its government group. Based in Greenville, S.C., he was, until earlier this year, undersecretary of energy for nuclear security and head of the National Nuclear Security Administration. William C. Bodie also joins the group as senior vice president of business development in Arlington, Va. He was executive vice president of the government services unit of Parsons Corp.

Mark Lesinski has joined Rolls-Royce as president of its nuclear services business. He was chief operating officer of the U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, an agency that manages site nuclear-waste cleanup and site decommissioning there. Lesinski now works at the firm's North America base in Rochester, N.Y.

The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a Pittsburgh oil-and-gas development advocacy group, has named David Spigelmyer as its second president. He was government affairs vice president of the Appalachia division of Chesapeake Energy Corp. Spigelmyer replaces Kathryn Klaber. Marcellus shale has become the most prolific U.S. shale-gas formation but also a top target for activists opposed to hydraulic fracturing, says Platt's, which is, like ENR, a unit of McGraw Hill Financial. The coalition's 250 members include many engineering and construction firms.

Terry Poole has joined American Bridge Co., Coraopolis, Pa., as chief operating officer. He was acting general manager at Bechtel Corp. and also president of heavy-civil and operations vice president at Flatiron Constructors. American Bridge was second-low bidder on the extension of Carolina Bays Parkway in South Carolina, says an Oct. 22 news item on the firm's website. Its $99.4-milion bid compares to Flatiron's, at $97.9 million. United Contractors, Archer Western Construction, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure and The Lane Construction Co. submitted higher bids.

CTLGroup, a Skokie, Ill., unit of Portland Cement Association, has hired W. Brent Nixon as president and CEO. He was vice president of science and engineering at contractor ECC and an Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment manager. Nixon currently is a director of the Air and Waste Management Association. Interim CEO Timothy Tonyan now is senior vice president.

McDermott International Inc. has hired David Dickson as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Formerly president of Technip USA Inc., he will succeed Stephen M. Johnson as president and CEO in December. Johnson, in the roles since 2010, also will retire as chairman. Credit Suisse analyst Jamie Cook says Dickson's "focus will be addressing execution issues and the strategic direction of the company." Johnson, a 38-year industry veteran, was senior executive vice president at Washington Group International before URS Corp. acquired it in 2007.

Brian K. Ferraioli has joined KBR as chief financial officer. Formerly CFO and executive vice president at The Shaw Group, he replaces Sue Carter who left several months ago to join Ingersoll Rand in the same capacity. Ferraioli also held top financial management roles at Foster Wheeler Corp.