Infrastructure development continues to change dramatically with projects and programs increasing in size, complexity and commercial orientation. HNTB’s valued relationships and deep understanding of today’s challenges ensure our ability to deliver thoughtful, creative solutions that meet our clients’ goals.
Building on core design, delivery and program management and construction services, our clients entrust us as a fluent advisor in technical, financial, policy and commercial disciplines to help determine what to build, how to deliver and finance it, and how to manage risk, while maintaining political support.


Our Advisory team members draw on their experience in both the public and private sector to bring our clients strategic insights and practical solutions.


  • Commercial program leadership
  • Collaborative contracting support
  • Delivery options analysis and delivery strategy
  • Comprehensive procurement advising
  • Public and private innovative funding and financing
  • Federal strategy
  • Project management leadership
  • Construction services

Corporate President, Advisory

Jim Ray

Jim Ray serves as an accomplished resource to both the firm and its clients. He brings more than two decades of leadership experience and an extensive understanding of the legal, policy and business frameworks critical to innovative project delivery, emerging intelligent transportation solutions, disruptive technologies and trends, data transformation and infrastructure policy. Ray previously served in leadership roles at the United States Department of Transportation, the White House, on Capitol Hill and in the private sector.

Jim Ray, Corporate President, Advisory

Ed Crooks

National Practice Consultant

George Riccardo

National Practice Consultant

Colin Peppard

National Practice Manager

John Kovac

National Practice Consultant

Kate Stusrud

National Practice Consultant

Kara Lentz

National Construction Services Practice Leader

Noah Jolley

National Practice Consultant

Kat Sadeghi

Managing Director, Advisory Innovative Delivery

Jonathan Startin

Senior Project Director

Erik Blum

Project Controls Leader

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