HNTB named Employer of the Year by WTS Oklahoma

Recognition reinforces the firm’s commitment to driving inclusion and equity within the industry

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 9, 2023) – HNTB Corporation, a leading infrastructure solutions firm, was recently named Employer of the Year by the Oklahoma Chapter of WTS International.

“We are extremely proud to receive this recognition,” said Gretchen Ivy, PE, Central States office leader and vice president. “Creating pathways for women in transportation is vital to the industry’s progress and to fostering a workforce that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. HNTB, alongside our valued clients, remains dedicated to driving this vision forward, not just today but well into the future.”

HNTB was selected based on criteria including enhancing the transportation industry through a commitment to excellence and quality, supporting the continued education of employees and demonstrating commitment to an improved quality of life for employees.

HNTB is a top-level Strategic Corporate Sponsor of WTS International and a top-level Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the Oklahoma Chapter. Mike Patterson, HNTB national practice consultant, Makenzie Allen, PE, HNTB engineer III and Claire Baker, PE, HNTB engineer III also serve on the WTS Oklahoma Chapter Board of Directors.

Patterson, who played a key role in founding the Oklahoma Chapter during his time as the Department of Transportation Secretary, emphasized that the chapter’s impressive growth since its inception serves as a testament to the robust infrastructure market and the industry’s ongoing evolution.

HNTB’s clients include the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, the cities of Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the Regional Transportation Authority of Central Oklahoma, and others.

HNTB has worked on, or is currently involved with, some of the most transformational infrastructure projects in Oklahoma. These include the Oklahoma’s Road User Charge, Advanced Mobility and NEVI Program projects, Peoria Avenue, Route 66 Aero and Northwest BRT transit routes, U.S. 412 Interstate Highway conversion, the all-electronic tolling conversion of several Oklahoma turnpikes, OTA’s ACCESS program, Will Rogers World Airport runway rehabilitations, State Highway 152 / I-44 study and I-44 over Black Gold Drive.