Kris Agers named office leader for HNTB’s Seattle office

Agers is responsible for leading and growing HNTB’s presence in the region

BELLEVUE, Wash. (March 9, 2023) – Kristine Agers has been named HNTB Corporation’s office leader for the firm’s Seattle/Bellevue office. A vice president, Agers brings three decades of technical expertise and leadership experience in transportation infrastructure. Since joining the firm in 2018, she has served HNTB’s clients as group director, office sales manager, office operations manager, client service leader and deputy office leader during a time of tremendous growth for the office.

During Agers’ tenure, the office has doubled in size to a staff exceeding 300 people, delivering bridge, aviation, toll, highway, transit, rail, planning, program/construction management and other services to clients throughout the region.

“Kris brings a demonstrated track record of leading HNTB’s most complex projects and organizing for success,” said Mel Sears, HNTB Northwest Division president. “Her leadership skills, combined with deep technical knowledge and commitment to the communities we serve, are tremendous assets to our employees and clients.”

Agers serves on the Boards of Directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies–Washington and the Council of Minority Transportation Officials–Washington. She also serves on the national COMTO City Intern committee. She was named Corporate Leader of the Year by COMTO–Washington in 2022.

Agers earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Utah State University before earning her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

HNTB, which established its Seattle office in 1961, traces its roots in the region back to 1912, when the Columbia River Interstate Bridge between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, opened. The bridge was designed by John Lyle Harrington, a partner in HNTB’s predecessor firm, Waddell & Harrington. HNTB has grown to employ more than 300 professionals in the region who help play a role in planning and delivering high-profile transportation infrastructure projects across the state and around the country.

HNTB’s many signature infrastructure projects in the region include the SR 99 Alaskan Way Tunnel; Mercer Corridor Improvements in Seattle; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s third runway; the second Tacoma Narrows bridge; Sound Transit’s University Link Light Rail Extension, the Lynnwood Link Extension, West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions and East Link Extension; Washington State Department of Transportation General Engineering Consultant Services for I-405 and SR 509; the South Park Bascule Bridge Replacement in Seattle; the Mount Baker Ridge Tunnel; historic work on I-5 dating back to the 1960s; and the Tilikum Crossing bridge in Portland.