Leading infrastructure solutions expert to bring insight and vision to AWB’s board
BELLEVUE, Wash. (Jan. 29, 2023) – HNTB’s Michelle Dippel, president of the firm’s Western Region, has been named a board member for the Association of Washington Business. AWB is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, with nearly 7,000 members representing 700,000 employees across various sectors, including manufacturing, technology, transportation and construction.
In her role at HNTB, Dippel oversees vital and complex infrastructure programs in growth markets across 13 states, including Washington. HNTB’s Washington presence has recently expanded by opening a new space in Pioneer Square to meet the growing demand for transportation services in the Puget Sound region. Currently, the Washington office headcount is approximately 400, and the team’s expected growth in the next year is about 20%.
As an AWB board member at large, Dippel will be responsible for contributing to the board’s advocacy work and participating in committees that align with her experience.
“I am delighted to contribute to the collective vision as I join the AWB board as one of its first engineering and architecture representatives,” said Dippel. “I look forward to leveraging my infrastructure solutions expertise to champion initiatives that drive innovation, sustainability and prosperity across diverse sectors. Together with AWB, we will build bridges to success, forging a bright future for businesses of all sizes across the state.”
Dippel’s role on the AWB board builds on her dedication to strengthening her community. 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, before her relocation. She also is active with the Transportation Research Board and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.
For more information about AWB, visit www.awb.org.