The New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, has named Moshe Kam dean of its Newark College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1. He heads the electrical and computer engineering department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, and is a former CEO of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional technical association, with about 400,000 members.

Kam is a director of the engineering accreditation agency ABET Inc. and of the United Engineering Foundation. The college has about 2,500 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students.

Larry Mufson and Ed Van Sover have joined NELSON, a New York City architect-engineer, as managing principals, following its April 22 integration of The Mufson Partnership, an interiors design firm also based there. Mufson and Van Sover were Mufson Partnership co-founders and principals. NELSON says the combined firm has 80 employees and revenue of about $17 million.

Tishman Construction, New York City, has hired John Barron as executive vice president and mid-Atlantic regional manager. Based in Washington, D.C., he also will supervise operations in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the Carolinas. Barron had been president of Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC and is the current vice chairman of the Washington Building Congress. Tishman is a unit of AECOM.

Jennifer Rivers and Anthony Kane have joined the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), a non-profit infrastructure sustainability rating research and advocacy group, as vice presidents of operations and of research and development, respectively. The Washington, D.C.-based group developed the trademarked Envision infrastructure rating tool and manages its use by engineers and other industry professionals. Rivers is formerly senior manager for Envision at the American Society of Civil Engineers. Kane, who was research director of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, was a key collaborator with ISI in developing Envision. ISI was founded in 2010 by ASCE, the American Council of Engineering Cos. and the American Public Works Association. About 1,600 industry professionals now are credentialed in use of Envision.

Craig Pincince has joined Professional Service Industries Inc. (PSI) as senior vice president. He had been vice president of construction at real estate investment firm High Gate Holdings. Pincince is based in Dallas.

MWH Global has named Moghes Ayalew Mekonen as country manager for Ethiopia, based in Addis Ababa. He had been dams-and-hydropower group coordinator for the Africa region at SMEC International. Mekonen will focus on developing renewable-energy projects.

Patricia Mulroy, former general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, becomes a senior fellow of climate adaptation and environmental policy at Brookings Mountain West, a partnership between the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also will be a senior fellow for Brookings' metropolitan policy program. Mulroy retired from the water agencies in February after 25 years in the leadership role. She will remain based in Las Vegas.

The American Institute of Constructors elected Paul Mattingly as national president in April. He is vice president of Bosse Mattingly Constructors, Louisville, Ky., and two-term past president of the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky.

Thornton Tomasetti, New York City, has hired Robert L. Rodin as a vice president in its property-loss consulting practice. He was a senior technical consultant at Gordon H. Smith Corp.

Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc., a Salisbury, Md., architect-engineer, has elevated Ring Lardner to owner and principal. He joined the firm in 2003. It also named Jamie Sechler as an associate.