March 2022 Vol. 77 No. 3


Business People

Freese and Nichols 

Alan Hutson, P.E., vice president/principal of professional consulting firm Freese and Nichols, has a new role as division manager-Central Plains, at the Oklahoma City office. He will lead the continued diversification of services for state and local clients in Oklahoma and the surrounding region. 

Hutson is a highly experienced leader of large water and wastewater transmission and utilities projects, with particular expertise in pump stations, tunneling and sustainable infrastructure design. He has designed or managed more than $800 million in conveyance projects. 


Hill International 

Stephen Browning, P.E., joined Hill International, provider of program, project and facilities consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors, as senior vice president. Specifically, he leads the Federal Sector, identifying market trends and opportunities, partnering with agencies and owners, and overseeing client services to grow and improve the firm’s business. 

His more than 30 years of experience in federal project management includes leading the reconstruction of national infrastructure across Iraq, for which he earned the “Service to America Award for National Security and International Affairs.” 


McKim & Creed 

Tom Ruschkewicz joined McKim & Creed, which specializes in site civil, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, water and wastewater engineering; industrial design-build; and surveying and mapping, as senior vice president of geomatics. 

Based in the Austin, he oversees the geomatics business in Texas and Florida, as well as overall growth throughout the firm’s national footprint. 

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, he has specific expertise in the fields of transportation, energy, telecommunications and land development, and a reputation as a results-oriented, customer-focused manager. 

Street Lee, P.E., is the new CEO, based at the company’s Raleigh, N.C. headquarters. Previous CEO John Lucey, Jr., P.E., continues as chairman  
of the Board. 

Lee has more than 35 years of experience with the firm, progressing from entry-level engineer to president of engineering, and now CEO. During his tenure, the company has become a leader in water and wastewater engineering in the Southeast, and has grown niche instrumentation and controls / SCADA, infrastructure condition assessment and asset management services. 


McMillen Jacobs 

Kristian Nelson was appointed to succeed Isabelle Lamb, retired, as Australia/New Zealand regional manager in the Underground Division of McMillen Jacobs Associates, provider of technical engineering design and construction expertise in the water, wastewater, transportation, transit, and energy/power industries. 

He has over 24 years of experience, six years with the firm, that includes both regional knowledge and technical expertise in temporary works, complex marine projects, pipejacking, and ground improvement methods. 

In the same division, seven professionals were promoted to principal. 

Michael Behrens, C.E., based in the Melbourne, Australia, office, has 31 years of international experience in the design, management, and investigation of major civil engineering projects, specializing in tunneling and underground structures. 

Babatunde (Babs) Marquis, CCM, based in Boston, has 29 years of experience in planning, design, and construction management of complex infrastructure projects with a focus on tunnel installation by trenchless construction methods. 

Rachel Martin, P.E., has 20 years of experience in design and construction management on civil projects, with a focus on water and wastewater. She is based in Walnut Creek, Calif. 

Also in Boston, Tennyson Muindi, P.E, has over 33 years of experience on a wide range of geotechnical engineering projects, with primary expertise in pipeline infrastructure, including new trenchless installation methods. 

Brad Murray, P.E., has 17 years of design and engineering experience, with a focus on underground heavy civil construction projects. He is based in the firm’s Cleveland, Ohio office. 

Lynn Salvati, Ph.D., P.E., in the Seattle office, has 18 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, with expertise in the design and construction of underground structures through trenchless technologies, pressurized face tunneling, and conventional methods. 

Bade Sozer, Ph.D., P.E., has over 15 years of experience with a focus on geotechnical engineering, and tunnel and underground structure design. Based in New Jersey, she is also the firm’s East Coast water market lead. 


Brown and Caldwell 

Rod Pope, vice president of Brown and Caldwell, was inducted into the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) prestigious College of Fellows. 

The elite status celebrates Pope’s 44-year dedication to advancing the profession. It also acknowledges his achievements, stature,  
and significant contributions, based on input from industry peers and leaders.

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