Hires, Promotions, Honors & Transactions The Airport West Community Improvement District (AWCID), one of the newest CIDs in metro Atlanta, hired Gerald McDowell as its first Executive Director earlier this year. The AWCID has since recently expanded its staff by hiring Program Director Kirsten Berry, AICP and Public Safety Director Jon Antoine. Berry leads all AWCID projects and coordinates efforts with appropriate agencies and departments across all government levels. Antoine is responsible for all AWCID-related public safety matters, including security patrols, community security task force efforts and coordination between businesses and area law enforcement. The AWCID team is currently working with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and City of East Point to create a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) at the I-285 bridge over Camp Creek Parkway. Marietta-based Croy Engineering celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this summer. Croy’s core management team (pictured to the left) includes Don Hicks, P.E., Executive Vice President; Jim Croy, Sr., P.E., Managing Partner; Adam Langley, Chief Financial Officer; and Greg Teague, P.E., President. Development Planning & Engineering, Inc. (DPE) announced the addition of Darrell Richardson, P.E. to its team as Senior Project Manager. Richardson recently retired with 30 years of service from GDOT as a Risk Manager and was a former Assistant Urban/Roadway Design Engineer. His experience and expertise blends well with maintaining DPE’s goal of being “Your Engineering Partner with the EXPERIENCE you expect and the SERVICE you deserve.” Hussey Gay Bell expanded its Atlanta and Savannah operations with several new additions. For its Savannah operations team, Kelly Zeigler was hired as Executive and Finance Assistant to Hussey Gay Bell’s CEO and Chairman. Thomas K. Kerina, Arthur M. Fairley, Jr. and Linda Karlyk all joined the Savannah location as Senior Project Representative, Project Civil Engineer with the Civil Division team and CAD Technician with the Water/Wastewater Division team, respectively. The Atlanta office welcomed Fernando Urbina as an Architectural CAD Technician. Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P), a multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm, announced several new Owners, Senior Associates and Associates across its Transportation and Water Resources markets. Among its Atlanta-based employees, Michael Bywaletz, P.E., CPESC, a Senior Engineer in GS&P’s Transportation market, was named an Owner. Steve Bupp, P.E.; Tyler Hewitt, P.E.; Tim O’Brien, P.E.; and Eric Rickert, P.E. were each promoted to Senior Associates. Robert Bush, P.E., PMP and Allen Shariett, P.E., CFM were both named Associates. GHD, an engineering and environmental consulting company, merged with The Protection Engineering Group, Inc. (PE Group). PE Group is a 40-person firm focused on holistic solutions within the disciplines of fire protection, life safety and code consulting, security and information technology. Gwinnett-based LeCraw Engineering was named the top organization in the Small Business category by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce as part of its inaugural IMPACT Regional Business Awards. Kimley-Horn was named the Southeast Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a region that spans Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In the Georgia region, Kimley-Horn operates three offices with more than 140 employees collectively. Contributing to this achievement are the firm’s hundreds of projects in the metro Atlanta area, including SunTrust Park, Atlanta Braves Ballpark and Mixed-Use Development; Porsche Corporate Headquarters and Test Track; Atlanta Falcons New Stadium; the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail; and the College Football Hall of Fame. John Karnowski, P.E. joined Mulkey Engineers & Consultants as its Traffic Services Group Manager to help manage the traffic design group at the firm’s Roswell office. Licensed in 11 states, Karnowski is also a Certified Planner and Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. Savannah-based Thomas & Hutton announced three new hires for its Savannah and Brunswick offices. Rebecca Montgomery, EIT, joined the Civil team at the firm’s Brunswick office. Montgomery graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Before joining Thomas & Hutton, she worked at P&A Engineering as a Project Engineer. William “Billy” Smith joined the Savannah civil team as a CADD Technician; he has 12 years of drafting experience. Kimberly Douglas joined the accounting team in Savannah as Accounts Receivable Specialist. Douglas graduated from Kaplan University with a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Accounting. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed John “Al” Pond, Chief Executive Officer of Pond & Company, to the Board of Community Affairs. A former President for ACEC Georgia, Pond currently serves on the board for the Sandy Springs/ Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. Pamela Little, P.E., President of EcoWise Civil Design and Consulting, Inc., was selected as the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 2015 Tudor Medal Award winner. First awarded in 1966, the SAME Tudor Medal is presented in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contributions to engineering, design, construction, research and development or planning over the previous three years, as well as leadership of a project and/or organization. Little received the award during the 2015 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo (JETC). Tim Matthews, P.E. joined Georgia-based Pond & Company as its Director of Transportation. Matthews brings more than 13 years of experience as a Design Engineer and Project Manager to his role at Pond, where he will be responsible for the management and growth of the firm’s Transportation Planning and Design. United Consulting Group, Ltd., a Georgia-based multidiscipline engineering consulting firm, announced the appointment of Santanu Sinharoy, P.E. to the position of Chief Geotechnical Engineer. In his new role, Sinharoy will continue to specialize in the areas of foundation design, subsurface investigations, soil survey, pavement evaluation, bridge foundation investigations and more for both the public and private sectors. Sinharoy has been with United Consulting for more than 20 years PES Structural Engineers, Inc. welcomed Cari Gerrits, CPSM as its new Business Development Manager and Van Foster as its Federal Program Manager. In these roles, Gerrits will work with PES’ CEO and COO to manage business development and marketing efforts; Foster will lead the Federal market sector for the firm. STV Incorporated welcomed Jeff Church, P.E. to its Duluth office as an Engineering Director for its Transportation and Infrastructure Division. With more than 23 years of experience, Church specializes in roundabouts, continuous flow intersections and diverging diamond interchanges.
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