Veteran government affairs professional with more than 20 years of federal, state and local government relations expertise
DALLAS (Aug. 29, 2023) – Frank Raha has been named HNTB’s government relations officer and vice president. In his new role, Raha will lead the development and execution of the firm’s national government relations strategies, as well as foster continuous relationships with clients’ organizations and elected officials at the federal, state and local levels.
“Frank’s impressive background in federal, state and local government relations, combined with his expertise in public policy, community engagement, advocacy and regulatory compliance, makes him an excellent fit for this position,” said Doug Mann, FASLA, HNTB’s president of corporate development and executive officer. “His commitment to strategically advancing our government relations programs will be instrumental in upholding the extraordinary value we provide to both our clients and the communities we serve.”
Since Raha joined HNTB four years ago, he has held several leadership positions within the firm. He most recently served as HNTB’s Central Division government relations director, where he directed government relations activities for Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas and Mississippi.
Prior to joining HNTB, Raha served as regional manager, government and public affairs for a major building materials and solutions firm. Earlier in his career, he served as director government affairs for the Michigan Department of Transportation. Appointed by former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Raha led MDOT’s government affairs program and served as director for the state transportation commission, the organization that develops and approves all transportation policies and projects in the state.
Raha earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University. He has been active with the ITS World Congress; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; American Council of Engineering Companies Texas; Texas Association of Business; and other organizations.