Paula Dowell joins HNTB as national practice consultant

Recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in integrated transportation planning and economic development that continuously drives innovations

AUSTIN, Texas (June 3, 2022) – Paula Dowell, PhD, has joined HNTB Corporation as a national practice consultant for integrated planning. In this role, she will focus on expanding HNTB’s capabilities and advisory services in strategic transportation planning and policy, multimodal freight and supply chain planning, economic development and investment decision making.

“Paula is widely known throughout the industry as a proven leader, innovator, strategist and trusted advisor,” said Chris Price, PE, central division president. “Her experience across multiple geographies and extensive national network will be an invaluable resource to HNTB.”

Dowell brings over 20 years of experience in transportation planning and policy with a focus on transportation economics, freight transportation planning, and transportation funding. Prior to joining HNTB, she served as a national practice lead for another consulting firm where she managed business development, client relations, team development and over $64 million in project work.

“I am excited to welcome Paula to the HNTB team,” said Scott Haywood, central and south Texas office leader. “Her expertise in transportation planning and economics will be a tremendous asset to clients as they evaluate the economic impacts, benefits and costs associated with multimodal transportation investments.”

In addition to advising clients, Dowell will assist in client development activities and project pursuits nationwide.

Dowell is active in the Transportation Research Board, having served multiple terms on the Agricultural and Food Supply Chain Committee, Transportation Economics, Transportation and Economic Development and Urban Goods Movement Committees. She is also a member of the International Transport Economists Association and Council of Supply Chain Managers Professionals.

Dowell received her master’s and doctorate in economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute.