Boston Leader Selected to The Moles

Mark Pelletier, P.E., vice president and STV Boston office manager, has been selected to join the prestigious construction industry society, The Moles. Founded in 1936, The Moles, a fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry, is one of the most prominent organization of its kind in the world. It is composed of engineering and construction professionals who have played a significant role in the development of tunnel, subway, sewer, foundation, marine, sub-aqueous or other heavy construction projects.

Over his 30-plus year career at STV, Pelletier has been involved in a number of significant, multidisciplinary architectural and engineering projects for transit and transportation-related assignments, including many tunneling projects. Career highlights include serving as project director for Section D011A Atlantic Avenue Reconstruction of the Central Artery/Tunnel (aka, the “Big Dig”); deputy project manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) North Station improvement program (which included the relocation of part of the Green Line to a 1,300-foot underground tunnel); project manager of the MBTA Silver Line Courthouse Station and Tunnel; design manager for the MBTA Greenbush Commuter Rail Line Restoration Project (design-build); project executive for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project (design-build); and project manager/principal-in-charge of the MassDOT Fore River Bridge Replacement, all in the Boston area.

New York Foundation Honors STV’s Executive Vice President

ABNY Foundation (Association for a Better New York) recently named STV’s Thomas F. Prendergast, executive vice president and chief strategic officer, winner of its Lew Rudin Founder’s Award. Prendergast, who joined STV in 2017 after serving as chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York (MTA), was honored for his distinguished career in public service and the success of the MTA’s Second Avenue Subway, which opened in January 2017.

ABNY is a non-profit organization dedicated to the constant growth and renewal of New York City’s people, businesses and communities. It is a coalition of business, labor, non-profit, and political leaders focused on exploring and implementing ideas that keep the city moving forward. With more than 300 member organizations, ABNY incorporates a comprehensive and diverse view of the issues and challenges facing New York City.

California Engineer Selected for Emerging Leadership Program

Baillie Sproul, P.E., an engineer in STV’s Rancho Cucamonga office, will represent the firm as part of the prestigious American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). ELP is a professional development program for individuals who are relatively new to the public transportation industry (about three to five years of experience) and are beginning to gain or have management responsibilities. Each participant is selected from an APTA member organization for a 12-month term, which includes a variety of skill-building workshops, roundtable sessions, online collaboration, and other networking events via a national mentoring program.

Sproul joined STV in 2012. Since then, she has specialized in civil engineering in support of such projects as the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Burbank-to-Anaheim and Los Angeles-to-Anaheim segments. She also served as an engineering specialist for the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s Perris Valley Line, which is an extension of the Metrolink station that opened to the public in 2016.

Boston Civil Engineer Chairs Professional Organization

Paul Tyrell, P.E., PLS, LEED® AP BD+C, senior associate and chief civil engineer in STV’s Boston office, was reappointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, and was elected the board’s chairman.

The board establishes, monitors and enforces qualifying standards for the engineering and land surveying professions. It works to insure that persons practicing in these professions are competent to practice and are not endangering the life, health, safety and welfare of the public.

Maryland Office Manager Joins Transportation Board

Joel Oppenheimer, P.E., senior vice president and Maryland office manager for the Transportation & Infrastructure Division, has been selected to serve on the Eno Center for Transportation’s Board of Directors. Eno is a neutral, non-partisan think tank that promotes policy innovation and provides development opportunities for transportation professionals.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Oppenheimer join our Board of Directors,” said Robert Puentes, Eno’s president and chief executive officer. “He brings a wealth of professional experience and a personal style and enthusiasm for the issues that is infectious. I have no doubt Joel will bring immediate impact to Eno.”