Alyson Gaharan joins HNTB as strategic development manager

Accomplished industry professional brings expertise in strategic communications, public policy and stakeholder engagement

ARLINGTON, VA (May 29, 2024)Alyson Gaharan has joined HNTB Corporation as strategic development manager in the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Division. She will focus on strategic planning, government relations, external communications, clients and initiatives to support the firm’s growth.

“Alyson is a seasoned strategist and communicator, adept at building consensus with technical and policy experts and the wider infrastructure community,” said Bryan Jones, HNTB’s Mid-Atlantic Division president and senior vice president. “In this role, she will collaborate across the division to ensure the firm’s strategic priorities are aligned with the needs and objectives of our clients and the communities we serve.”

Gaharan brings extensive experience in spearheading strategic communications and stakeholder engagement initiatives. In her recent role as a congressional affairs program manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters Future Directions Branch in Washington, D.C., she provided strategic counsel to agency leadership throughout the enterprise, while facilitating the exchange of information between the Corps and congressional stakeholders. Additionally, she conducted regular courses on the essentials of strategic communications and stakeholder engagement as an instructor for the USACE’s Learning Center.

Gaharan received a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from Louisiana State University.