• HNTB’s growing Lake Mary office helps provide mobility and infrastructure solutions to clients throughout Central Florida

    October 29, 2018
    LAKE MARY, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm celebrating more than a century of service to clients, is growing in Lake Mary to help meet transportation demands, improve mobility and enhance economic competitiveness of Central Florida as a business and education destination. The firm hired Neil Kenis, Chuck Hymes and Maverick Marshall –  three veteran professionals who add valuable capabilities and expertise to the firm’s portfolio in the region. They are based in Lake Mary.

    “These new hires boost our team’s expertise and offer innovative solutions to our clients who are working to advance the state’s multimodal transportation network,” said George Gilhooley, PE, East Florida office leader and senior vice president. “We are honored they have joined HNTB and chosen to work on some of the most significant infrastructure programs currently under way in the state.”

    Charles Hymes, PE, joined as a senior program manager. He has a proven record of delivering major transportation programs throughout the U.S., and more than 30 years of experience in planning, design and construction of transportation infrastructure. Prior to joining HNTB, Hymes served as a senior technical manager for another consulting firm. 

    Hymes oversees program management services for key clients including strategic planning, alternative delivery, innovative financing, procurement and contract management, construction management and more. 

    Hymes earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Drexel University. 

    Neil Kenis joined as senior project manager, focused on bridge and structural design. Kenis has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of bridge engineering, including serving in managerial roles. He brings extensive knowledge of design, construction and maintenance of a variety of structures, and is well-versed in all aspects of traditional and alternative delivery. Prior to joining HNTB, he served as district structures design engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation District 5 for 18 years. 

    Kenis’ responsibilities include managing project budgets, schedules, technical requirements and delivery. 

    Kenis earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Florida.

    Maverick Marshall, PE, joined as senior project manager, focused on roadway design. He has 25 years of diverse transportation design experience that includes state, county, municipal and private-sector projects. Prior to joining HNTB, Marshall served as project manager for another consulting firm. Throughout his career, he has worked on numerous projects for FDOT Districts 1 and 4, and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. 

    At HNTB, Marshall’s responsibilities include serving as primary client liaison to bring schedules, budgets and scope of work to completion and exceed expectations.

    Marshall earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida. “Maverick’s comprehensive experience with Florida’s transportation agencies arms him with a wealth of knowledge and insight into complex issues and lessons learned, and empowers him to effectively delivery projects,” said John Hornbeck, PE, HNTB group director – engineering and vice president. 

    Demand for infrastructure improvements in Central Florida is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. To meet the need for talented engineering and architecture professionals, HNTB plans to hire 50 full-time staff in the next 24 months. Positions will be filled for intelligent transportation systems, track design, technology, transportation, right-of-way and more. 

    HNTB currently employs approximately 195 professionals in Greater Orlando and has been helping shape infrastructure in the region since 1955. The firm has worked on, or currently is involved with, some of the most high-profile, complex projects in the region, including the Orlando International Airport South Terminal expansion, SunRail Phases 1 and 2, Camping World Stadium reconstruction, I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, Wekiva Parkway and the SunTrax autonomous vehicle testing ground.

    About HNTB
    HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States and more than 60 years in Florida, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from nine Florida office locations, currently employing approximately 500 full-time professionals in the state. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.
    Marcie Henderson
    (407) 805-0355
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