Former NJ DOT Commissioner and NY office leader will help maximize firm’s regional potential
New York (May 16, 2022) − Stephen Dilts has been named New Jersey Office leader for HNTB. Based out of the firm’s Parsippany office, Dilts will oversee nearly 200 multi-disciplinary professionals and staff among the four NJ offices in Parsippany, Cherry Hill, Lawrence and Newark. Dilts most recently led the New York office of HNTB.
“Given his extensive professional experience and relationships in the New Jersey marketplace, combined with the significant potential for growth, I firmly believe that Steve is the best person to lead this office and take it to new levels of success,” said, Phil Brake, P.E., Northeast Division president for HNTB. “His rich history in New Jersey and recent years in New York, will be crucial to ensuring that we maximize the full potential of both offices in delivering success for the significant transit and transportation clients in the region.”
Dilts has nearly two decades of local, state, and federal experience in the transportation and transit field. His background encompasses 10 years as a public official, including serving as chairman of New Jersey Transit, commissioner and deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and chairman and deputy executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Dilts joined HNTB in 2014, quickly making a positive impact on the office and shortly thereafter becoming the New Jersey office leader in early 2015.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government with a master’s degree in governmental administration, Dilts also holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in political science from Boston University.
Dilts is a member of and former president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey, he is formerly an executive committee member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey, and he is a member of the Regional Plan Association New Jersey Committee and the Women’s Transportation Seminar.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With 108 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.