James Manley joins HNTB’s aviation team as national practice leader

Accomplished industry leader brings broad experience in partnering with airports to deliver large-scale programs

AUSTIN, Tx. (Feb 26, 2024) – James Manley has joined HNTB as a national practice leader and vice president for the firm’s aviation practice. In this role, he will support aviation clients nationwide in the oversight and delivery of capital improvement programs.

“James’ proven track record of success in partnering with airports on major capital improvement programs, combined with his ability to develop and lead teams successfully will be invaluable as we continue to work with our clients to enhance and modernize their facilities,” said Lou Russo, HNTB national aviation market sector leader and senior vice president.

Manley’s experience includes successfully overseeing the procurement, design, construction and finalization of various terminal and concourse updates at Hartsfield-Jackson and serving as lead for the procurement, design, construction and finalization phases of the new Concourse B, along with airfield/apron and tunneling projects at Austin-Bergstrom.

Manley holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University and an executive masters of business administration degree from Georgia State University.

HNTB’s aviation team continues to provide industry-leading services to impactful airport projects, including program management/construction management services at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, program manager for the redevelopment program at John F. Kennedy International Airport, principal architect/engineer on Phase 1 of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Expansion and Development Program, and architect of record and structural engineering of record for a new terminal at Des Moines International Airport.