HNTB Corporation appoints Michelle Dippel as President of Western Region

Michelle Dippel, President of the HNTB Region West

I very much look forward to what lies ahead as we continue to work closely with our customers to solve their most complex transportation challenges, open up new and expanded opportunities for employees, and build an equitable and inclusive culture in our offices.

HNTB’s Michelle Dippel has been appointed President of the company’s Western Region, overseeing vital and complex infrastructure programs in emerging markets in 13 states. She will be based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.

“The western region with its enormous market opportunities makes a decisive contribution to the ongoing success of HNTB,” said Dippel. “With a fantastic team of office leaders, department heads and outstanding talent, I am very excited for what lies ahead as we continue to work closely with our customers to solve their most complex transportation challenges and to open new and expanded opportunities for employees and create.” an equal and inclusive culture in our offices.”

As President of the Western Region, Dippel is responsible for directing operations and strategic planning in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado and oversees 10 offices, numerous Field offices and more than 800 professionals.

She actively represents HNTB in civil society and industry associations, helps recruit top talent for the company, and nurtures relationships with customers and thought leaders.

Dippel succeeds John Friel, PE, who will move into a new part-time role as Senior Project Executive.

Dippel first joined HNTB in 2005. Most recently, she was President of the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Division, where she oversaw complex infrastructure programs, business operations and more than 500 HNTB professionals from Pennsylvania to South Carolina.

Dippel’s commitment to society and industry goes beyond critical infrastructure projects. She is the founder and board member of Soaring Spirits International, a non-profit organization that provides peer-based bereavement support to widowed people. She served on the founding board of the Heart of Texas Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar and on the board of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, where she served as Chair of the Incoming Mobility Committee. She is also active on the Transportation Research Board and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

Dippel earned her Master of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeological Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

HNTB has been involved in some of the region’s most prominent and complex infrastructure programs transforming the West. The Company’s many landmark infrastructure projects in the region include Sound Transit’s East Link Extension project in Seattle; replacement of the viaduct at Sixth Street in Los Angeles; Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program in Seattle; new terminal, concourses and parking facility at Salt Lake City International; Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders; and the California High Speed ​​Rail Design Package 4 and Locally Generated Alternative (LGA) Preliminary Design.

About HNTB

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure company serving public and private owners and contractors. With 108 years of service, HNTB understands the infrastructure life cycle and addresses customers’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals across the country provide a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, and program and construction management. For more information, visit or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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