Well-known transportation leader will leverage national knowledge in planning, policy, operations, and financing
LANSING, Mich. (July 11, 2022) –Tony Kratofil, PE, has joined HNTB as a national DOT practice consultant. In this role he will serve as a strategic adviser on complex projects throughout the Great Lakes. He will also support HNTB’s national DOT market teams and transportation clients nationwide in the oversight and delivery of capital improvement programs.
Based in HNTB’s Lansing, Michigan office, Kratofil brings over 30 years of experience in the public sector and a deep history of relationships and extensive knowledge in policy, planning, operations, and financing. He is recognized nationally as a leader in transportation systems management and operations.
“Tony’s record of accomplishments and proven leadership experience will bring incredible value to HNTB and our clients,” said Chris Gale, PE, president of HNTB’s Great Lakes Division. “Tony brings a strategic understanding of how to work across our industry’s numerous stakeholder and client audiences. He has deep experience navigating the interactions between business, government and communities and will be a core asset to help HNTB and our clients achieve their goals.”
Most recently, Kratofil served as chief operating officer and chief engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation where he directed the planning, designing, operating, and maintaining all aspects of Michigan’s surface transportation system. In addition, he led MDOT’s strategic effort for augmented program delivery and implementation of Governor Whitmer’s multibillion dollar Rebuilding Michigan bond-funded program, implementation of MDOT’s Workforce and Succession Plan Strategy and establishment of its Office of Organizational Development, MDOT’s “main streets” strategy for implementation of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.
Kratofil is active in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, currently serving as the vice chair of the committee on transportation systems operations and former co-chair of its subcommittee for performance management and data. He is also a past chair of AASHTO’s national operations center of excellence technical advisory committee and ex-officio board member.
Kratofil earned his Bachelor of Science in engineering from University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University.