Brings 25 years of infrastructure strategic, commercial and financial consulting experience
ARLINGTON, Va. (Sept. 1, 2020) – Kurt Krauss, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as vice president, national strategic initiatives, in the firm’s new national Advisory practice. He specializes in national initiatives centered on program management, rapid mobilization and expert delivery. He is based in HNTB’s Arlington office and serves clients nationwide.
With 25 years of infrastructure strategic, commercial and financial consulting experience, Krauss has led complex, interdisciplinary groups to deliver $12 billion in major transportation infrastructure programs, $2.5 billion in successful infrastructure acquisitions, $5 billion in potential infrastructure investment assessments and multiple major infrastructure innovation initiatives.
Krauss has served as trusted advisor to executives internal to the corporate environment as well as chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief engineers, agency boards and major institutional investors. He has developed successful strategic assessments, efficiency/improvement plans, capital/financial plans, and management tools for complex infrastructure and enterprise-wide programs that align diverse groups relative to technical, financial, operational and cultural needs.
“Kurt is highly regarded by clients and peers for his extensive oversight, program and financial management expertise,” said Jim Ray, HNTB corporate president and Advisory practice leader. “He translates complex organizational objectives into daily practice by developing practical, collaborative and outcome-oriented solutions.”
Before joining HNTB, Krauss served another consulting firm as senior vice president and chief projects officer for its Advisory Services practice. He led corporate and practice strategic initiatives involving multiple business units in the development and delivery of innovative cross-disciplinary solutions.
In the delivery of major capital programs, Krauss served as advisory team director responsible for supporting the delivery of a $5+ billion capital program for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He also served as financial manager on major highway and toll infrastructure projects including the $2.4 billion Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project and the $2.4 billion Intercounty Connector Project.
Additionally, he was project manager responsible for the comprehensive and accelerated evaluation of a portfolio of target port assets in the U.S. and Canada for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan acquisition of four port facilities.
Krauss holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. He also holds a bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from Bucknell University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
HNTB’s new Advisory practice provides a holistic, strategic perspective to help clients develop and deliver their most complex programs. As the lead commercial advisor on large, complex projects and programs, the firm works directly with clients’ executive-level management to provide strategic and commercial advice, drawing on legal, technical, management and policy expertise. The practice brings in-depth knowledge of innovative delivery models along with substantial transactional experience and understanding of public and private sector perspectives to drive innovation and facilitate informed decision-making across disciplines.