Joshua Englander Joins HNTB as West Division Government Relations Manager

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The former LA Metro federal affairs representative brings unique understanding of perspectives of elected and appointed officials to the firm.

Englander will assist in the developing government relations strategies in California.

Joshua Englander has joined HNTB Corporation as West Division government relations manager. He brings more than 15 years of experience in managing policy and government relations in public, private and nonprofit sectors, including tenure as federal affairs representative for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Englander will assist with the development of the firm’s government relations strategies and messages to government officials, the media and public in California and throughout the region. He will be located in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Prior to joining HNTB, Englander served as southern Pacific regional political director at the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. Also, in his previous role as federal affairs representative for LA Metro, he was based in Washington, D.C., and helped secure funding, worked with Congress and the administration on long-term projects, and worked with Los Angeles County’s congressional delegation on issues impacting transportation projects within their districts.

Englander earned a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.

HNTB is currently working on several multimillion-dollar infrastructure projects in California, including the Presidio Parkway Doyle Drive replacement; the Bay Area Rapid Transit Warm Springs Extension Project, track station and systems contract; the Alameda Corridor-East San Gabriel Trench grade separation; the Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project; the BART Earthquake Safety Program; the Caltrain Jerrold Avenue Bridge Replacement; Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement; Doran Street grade separation; and the Kraemer Boulevard railroad grade separation project.

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from seven office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. Now celebrating a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit

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