Orange County Business Council elects HNTB’s Kevin Haboian as chair, board of directors

Haboian’s leadership will continue to promote the business community to further enhance regional economic development

IRVINE, Calif. (March 19, 2024) – Kevin Haboian, PE, HNTB chief sales officer, was recently elected chair of the board of directors for Orange County Business Council during its annual dinner. HNTB served as title sponsor for the event that included more than 600 Orange County business and community leaders. The session was opened by Kimanh Nguyen, HNTB Southern California toll services director.

“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to serve as the Council’s chair for 2024,” said Haboian.  “As a 55-year Orange County resident, I look forward to the engagement and collaboration with my colleagues to continue to generate economic activity that creates the prosperity and quality of life that each of us enjoys.”

Haboian has 30 years of experience building business within the transportation sector. As chief sales officer for HNTB, he supports the firm’s growth within the transportation sector across the United States. His extensive transportation industry experience includes leading and growing major lines of business – including highways, bridges, transit and aviation – and serving in key roles on numerous complex public transportation programs. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and professional registrations in both civil and traffic in California.

In addition to his leadership with OCBC, Haboian is an active member in professional organizations at the state and local level, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Research Board. He is based in the firm’s Orange County office.

For over 25 years, Orange County Business Council has been representing and promoting the region’s business community together with government and academia to enhance the economic development of the nation’s sixth largest county.