HNTB announces new office leaders for Southern California

Company growth and expanded regional opportunities led to executive appointments 

LOS ANGELES (March 3, 2021) – HNTB Corporation announced the promotion of new office leaders for the firm’s three regional offices in Southern California.

  • Yoga Chandran, PhD, PE, GE – Los Angeles office leader
  • Gail Farber, PE – Orange County and Inland Empire office leader
  • Mark Weber, PE – San Diego office leader

“To respond to rapid growth and expanding market opportunities, we have prepared organizationally for an exciting future,” said Wayne Feuerborn, HNTB West Division president. “These leadership moves help us open new opportunities to better serve our clients, grow the services we provide in all office locations and increase career opportunities for our existing employees while continuing to add new talent.”

Chandran joined HNTB in 2018 and has been elevated to lead the Los Angeles office. Previously he served the firm’s clients as project director, highway market sector leader, and client service leader for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority projects. He brings more than 35 years of experience in a broad range of technically challenging engineering projects and has served in key roles on tunnel and geotechnical studies for both highway and transit tunnels.

Previously HNTB’s Orange County office leader, Farber is adding the Inland Empire to her area of responsibility. Joining the firm in early 2020, she brings more than 35 years of transportation industry experience as both an engineer and executive manager on a diverse range of projects in the public sector. Matt Bushman, PE, will assist Farber by leading HNTB’s Inland Empire office in Ontario, California.

Weber joined HNTB more than 14 years ago. Since 2019, he has served clients as San Diego region engineer in charge/group director. With this organizational change, he becomes the San Diego office leader. He brings extensive industry experience and has successfully led project delivery and the firm’s growth in Southern California.