HNTB names Gretchen Ivy Central States office leader

Industry veteran will leverage two decades of experience to lead operations and performance across four states

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 24, 2022) – HNTB Corporation has named Gretchen Ivy, PE, as Central States office leader, overseeing offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. A vice president based in the firm’s Kansas City office, Ivy brings more than two decades of experience in delivering innovative projects and policy guidance to multiple state departments of transportation and tolling authorities.

Ivy has served in a variety of roles at HNTB, most recently as transportation planning and policy project director, where she oversees client projects and program initiatives across the Central U.S. Her recent project experience includes serving as project manager for an eight-state partnership through the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials to plan, design and deploy a first-of-its-kind Truck Parking Information Management System at 139 sites across the Midwest, as well as serving as HNTB’s project director for the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s planned conversion of the 236-mile Kansas Turnpike to all-electronic, cashless tolling in the coming years.

Ivy also previously served as group director of transportation planning and policy, where she was responsible for leading the four-state regional planning practice for the Central States Office.

“Gretchen’s natural leadership skills and her ability to influence performance will help us continue to grow in our ability to serve our clients and our people and help them deliver on large-scale infrastructure projects across the region,” said Chris Price, PE, president of HNTB’s Central Division. “Additionally, her commitment to our industry, both through mentorship to her colleagues and involvement with industry and civic organizations will solidify our firm’s role in developing industry best talent and ability to help shape transportation policy.”

Ivy is an active member of several industry and civic organizations, including the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS), the KC Rising Place Advisory Committee, the Missouri Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the Missourians for Transportation Investment Policy Council. In 2017, she was appointed by the Missouri Speaker of the House to serve on the Missouri 21st Century Transportation Task Force, which worked to secure new transportation funding for the state.

Ivy earned her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master of Science in civil engineering, engineering management, from the University of Kansas, Edwards Campus.