Accomplished HNTB leader brings a people-focused approach to developing teams and delivering value to clients across the region
ARLINGTON, Va. (April 28, 2021) – HNTB Corporation named Michelle Dippel president of the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Division. As division president, Dippel oversees complex infrastructure programs, business operations and more than 600 HNTB professionals from Pennsylvania to South Carolina who deliver them. She is based in HNTB’s Arlington office.
Dippel, who is relocating to Arlington from Austin, Texas, takes the division reins as an accomplished transportation and environmental projects leader with more than 25 years of experience in the industry.
She most recently served HNTB as senior vice president and office leader for HNTB’s South and Central Texas region, which includes offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Round Rock and San Antonio. Dippel supervised engineering, planning and project management services for public and private owners, including Texas Department of Transportation, Capitol Metro Transportation Authority, and roadway bond programs for Williamson County and other central Texas counties. She also led community engagement, inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives and leadership development programs.
“Michelle leads with a focused approach on people and client relationships that result in positive, collaborative work environments, business growth and delivery of innovative solutions that move client programs forward,” Mike Sweeney, president of HNTB’s East Region, said. “We’re grateful to have her experience, expertise and leadership in the Mid-Atlantic as HNTB supports major transit, tolling, bridge, highway and aviation projects across the region.”
Some of the key HNTB projects in the Mid-Atlantic include the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s King of Prussia Rail Extension, District Department of Transportation’s Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation’s I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Design-Build project, West Virginia Department of Highways’ I-79 Bridges Rehabilitation and Replacement Program, North Carolina Turnpike Authority’s Complete 540, and GoRaleigh’s Bus Rapid Transit system.
Dippel’s commitment to the community and industry goes beyond critical infrastructure projects. She is a founder and at-large board member of Soaring Spirits International, a non-profit providing peer-based grief support to widowed people. She served on the founding board of the Heart of Texas Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar and on the board of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, where she was the incoming mobility committee chair. She also is active with the Transportation Research Board and the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association.
Dippel earned her Master of Arts in anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in archaeological studies from the University of Texas.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With 107 years of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, and program and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.