HNTB Names Infrastructure Expert Art Hadnett President of West Division

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The well-known transportation professional with long-standing ties to California has extensive experience with LA Metro, OCTA, LAWA and SCRRA among others.

Art Hadnett

Art Hadnett joined HNTB Corporation as senior vice president and president of the firm’s West Division.

Art Hadnett is an accomplished and well-respected leader in our industry

Art Hadnett joined HNTB Corporation as senior vice president and president of the firm’s West Division, overseeing vital and complex infrastructure programs in growth markets, including rail/transit, tolling and aviation. Hadnett brings more than 30 years of infrastructure and transportation experience gained on high-profile megaprojects in the West and throughout the United States.

“Art Hadnett is an accomplished and well-respected leader in our industry,” said Rob Slimp, PE, HNTB CEO. “He has been personally involved in project planning and management throughout the West, and has been at the forefront of thought leadership and policymaking, particularly in California where he holds leadership positions in several forward-thinking industry groups.”

As West Division president, Hadnett is responsible for leading the operations of the nine-state division, including 10 offices and more than 400 employees. He will oversee strategic planning and operation, represent HNTB in civic- and industry-related associations, help recruit top talent to the firm, and foster relationships with clients and thought leaders. He is based in Los Angeles.

HNTB is a leading infrastructure solutions firm in the U.S., with roots to the West since beginning work on Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bridge in 1914, the firm’s first year of operation.

Before joining HNTB, Hadnett most recently served as vice president and practice leader for Stantec’s transportation division where he was responsible for managing major assignments with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Orange County Transportation Authority, Los Angeles World Airports and Southern California Regional Rail Authority.

Hadnett earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. He also holds a System Management Certificate from the University of Southern California.

He is association director for the California Transportation Foundation and immediate past president of the Los Angeles County Chapter of American Council of Engineering Companies. Additionally, serves as director for Move LA. He’s also a member of Women’s Transportation Seminar and Construction Management Association of America.

HNTB has been involved in some of the region’s most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs that are reshaping the West. The firm’s many signature infrastructure projects in the region include: the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium, the Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project, Seattle’s Sound Transit University Link light-rail and tunnel project, the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion for Los Angeles World Airports, and the “Green Build” expansion at San Diego International Airport.

Currently, HNTB is working with the City of Los Angeles to deliver final design and construction support services for the Sixth Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River between downtown and Boyle Heights. Additionally, the firm is providing design and engineering services for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project on behalf of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, 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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