Kris Agers joined HNTB Corporation as sales manager for the firm’s Northwest District. Agers is based in HNTB’s Bellevue office and is responsible for developing the strategic sales plan for the Northwest and managing its implementation.
She brings 25 years of experience in the architecture and engineering services marketplace. Throughout her career, Agers has played a vital leadership role in employee mentoring and training programs, successfully transforming underperforming operations and overseeing engineering and architecture projects on behalf of private and public sector clients.
“Kris has demonstrated strong hands-on leadership and industry experience in operations management, sales, business development and marketing,” said Jim Thomson, PE, senior vice president with HNTB in a press release. “With her client-centric mindset and commitment to delivery of high-quality work and results, she is a wonderful fit with our organization’s culture and a welcome addition to our team.”
Most recently, Agers served as operations manager at another consulting firm, overseeing its design projects around the state of Washington. Prior to that position, she served as vice president at an engineering company where she worked alongside public agencies, large international mining companies and developers.
Agers earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Utah State University before earning her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
HNTB, which established its Seattle office in 1961, traces its roots in the region back to 1912, when the Columbia River Interstate Bridge between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, opened. The bridge was designed by John Lyle Harrington, a partner in HNTB’s predecessor firm, Waddell and Harrington. HNTB has grown to employ more than 180 professionals in the region who help play a role in planning and delivering high-profile transportation infrastructure projects across the state and around the country.
HNTB’s many signature infrastructure projects in the region include the SR 99 Alaskan Way Tunnel; Mercer Corridor Improvements in Seattle; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s third runway; the second Tacoma Narrows bridge; Sound Transit’s University Link Light Rail Extension, the Lynnwood Link Extension, West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions and East Link Extension; Washington State Department of Transportation General Engineering Consultant Services for I-405 and SR 509; the South Park Bascule Bridge Replacement in Seattle; the Mount Baker Ridge Tunnel; historic work on I-5 dating back to the 1960s; and the Tilikum Crossing bridge in Portland.