Richard Leary becomes senior program manager of aviation at HNTB

Leary will support project and construction management on aviation programs across the Northwest.

Richard Leary. Courtesy of HNTB.

Richard Leary. Courtesy of HNTB.

On April 28 HNTB announced that Richard (Rich) Leary has joined the company as a senior program manager of aviation, in addition to becoming the associate vice president for the Northwest Division.

Within his new position, Leary will support project and construction management on aviation programs across the Northwest.

“Richard brings a high level of experience and expertise to HNTB, and he will play an integral role in advancing our aviation programs,” said Kevin Collins, PE, HNTB Washington office leader and senior vice president. “His depth of knowledge in design, program management and construction management will be invaluable serving our aviation clients across the nation.”

Prior to accepting the position, Leary was working with an infrastructure engineering company as a principal project manager of aviation. In his previous role, Leary managed design, procurement, construction, and commissioning for aviation construction projects.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join HNTB, a firm that is renowned for its technical excellence,” said Leary. “As airports in the Northwest and the U.S. deal with increased traffic demands, it is critical to stay up to speed on evolving needs, especially around technology and other innovations which will impact their operations.”

Leary described how he is looking forward to assisting HNTB with delivering innovative solutions that meet the changing needs of travelers.


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