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Who's Doing What in the Industry

Ronald L. Birkelbach, Walter Zyznieuski, Tad Widby, Kenneth Jackson, Yazeed Khayyat, Claudia Bilotto, Corinne Olivier, Andy Paluri, Marc Beningson, Shekhar Tarafder
NEW YORK, NY—Parsons ­Brinckerhoff (PB) has announced the following hirings and promotions:

Ronald L. Birkelbach has been named a PB vice president, based in Newark, NJ. He has more than 25 years of experience in rail industry engineering, most recently with the U.S. operation of an international rail engineering organization. He previously was a co-owner of Kennebec Inc., a transportation consulting firm.

Walter Zyznieuski has been named a senior planning manager in the firm’s Chicago office. He joins PB after nearly 35 years with public agencies in Illinois. For the past 20 years he was with Illinois DOT, most recently serving as acting chief of environment.

Tad Widby, a 22-year PB employee, has been named deputy regional business manager for the company’s U.S. West Region. He will continue to work in the Sacramento office.

Kenneth Jackson has been named a systems integration manager in PB’s New York City office. He has more than 25 years of experience, most recently working on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s East Side Access project.

Yazeed Khayyat has been named a design manager in the firm’s Lawrence­ville, NJ, office. In more than 28 years of experience, he most recently was a principal with Lawrence Engineering and Consulting. From 2000 to 2009 he was a senior supervising engineer at PB, and earlier he worked for the Chicago Transit Authority.

Claudia Bilotto has been named a senior supervising planner in the company’s Atlanta office. Before joining PB, she was an associate vice president in the Atlanta office of a national engineering firm.

Corinne Olivier has been named a senior supervising construction engineer in PB’s Washington, DC, office. She has more than 20 years of industry experience. She was the owner of PMPC, a Georgia consulting firm, and a project manager with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

Andy Paluri has been named New Jersey area manager, based in the ­Lawrenceville and Newark offices. A PB vice president, he previously served as Northeast Region planning/environmental/traffic manager. Prior to joining PB in 2011, he was vice president of a major infrastructure planning, environmental, design, and program management firm. He has more than 27 years of experience.

Marc Beningson has been named communications, security, and control systems manager in the New York City office. He has more than 30 years of experience, most recently as a principal with Beningson and Associates, LLC.

Shekhar Tarafder has been named a supervising engineer in PB’s New York City office. He has worked in the field for 30 years, most recently as an electrical engineer with a New York area firm.

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