NEW YORK — WSP USA has adopted a new regional operating structure to meet the evolving needs of clients and communities and position the company for sustained success as one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing engineering and professional services firms.
WSP USA will leverage its national scale and technical expertise across all markets to deliver a full scope of services to clients locally. The new structure, which blends the existing national business lines with a regional focus on project delivery and client engagement, improves WSP USA’s ability to solve a broader range of transportation, environmental, healthcare and other infrastructure challenges facing America’s communities.
“Our previous structure served us well for many years, but WSP USA has grown significantly and it was time for us to evolve,” said Lou Cornell, Chief Executive Officer of WSP USA. “We demonstrate our value by delivering forward-looking solutions for our clients. We turned that approach inward and asked ourselves how we, as a company, should embrace the future. We now are positioned to bring our full capabilities to virtually any community in the U.S. I’m very excited to welcome the new members of our leadership team as we partner with our clients to engineer lasting solutions to America’s mobility, energy, climate, health and other challenges.”
David McAlister, currently Global Director of Transportation and Infrastructure, was appointed Chief Development Officer at WSP USA. McAlister retains his global role while overseeing the U.S. national business lines and a new team focused on strategic growth (project pursuits, lead generation and related areas). McAlister also will be responsible for aligning the firm’s cross-sector capabilities to client needs.
Within the national business lines, other appointments include Karen Block, who leads the new Water business, and Neal Weitman, who leads the Program Management/Construction Management business. They join the existing National Business Line leaders: Denise Turner Roth (Advisory Services), Joseph Pulicare (Transportation), Roger Blair (Energy), Rick Rome (Property and Buildings), and Steven Paquette (Environment).
Chief Operating Officer Rich Driggs oversees the four new regions (Northeast, Southeast, Central and West), which are responsible for most project delivery and client engagement locally. Rebecca Nolan has joined WSP USA as Central Region president after working at AECOM, where she was a member of the company’s executive committee. Ms. Nolan brings more than 30 years of management, design and strategic planning experience along with a commitment to practice excellence and operational performance.
Regional leadership also includes Northeast Region President Bernie McNeilly, West Region President Christopher Peters and Southeast Region President Stephen Dale. Alice N. Bravo also joins the Southeast Region Leadership Team as Florida District Leader. For the past five and a half years, Bravo served as Director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works for Miami-Dade County (DTPW), overseeing the 15th largest public transit system in the U.S.
About WSP USA
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 10,000 employees in more than 140 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com
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