Tom Ellis Named HNTB Southern California Office Leader

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With decades of transportation experience, Ellis is responsible for leading project delivery and ensuring successful operation of growing offices in region.

Tom Ellis; HNTB Southern California office leader; Los Angeles

Tom Ellis has been named HNTB’s Southern California office leader, based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.

Tom brings a demonstrated track record of leadership and community involvement from other major metropolitan areas, including his focus on diversity and inclusion, that will result in our continuous improvement as a leading engineering and architecture firm.

Tom Ellis, PE, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Southern California office leader, based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office. A senior vice president, Ellis brings more than three decades of transportation planning and design experience for both the public and private sectors in this growing region. Most recently, he served as HNTB’s Central Division president, based in Houston.

As Southern California office leader, Ellis leads more than 100 multidisciplinary transportation infrastructure and architecture professionals in the firm’s five Southern California locations. Employees deliver aviation, toll, highway, transit, rail, planning, program/construction management, tunneling and other services to clients in this region.

“Tom brings a demonstrated track record of leadership and community involvement from other major metropolitan areas, including his focus on diversity and inclusion, that will result in our continuous improvement as a leading engineering and architecture firm,” said Art Hadnett, HNTB West Division president.

Ellis joined HNTB in 2000 as office leader for the Austin, Texas, and San Antonio offices. He has served in several roles of increasing responsibility, including Houston office leader and Central Division president. Prior to joining HNTB, Ellis worked with the Texas Department of Transportation and eventually rose to the position of district engineer – Paris District.

Ellis earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and his professional affiliations include the board of the Transportation Advocacy Group. He is a registered professional engineer.

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. HNTB has since been involved in some of the region’s most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs that are reshaping the West, including Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements 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 Viaduct 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 and the LAX Automated People Mover for Los Angeles World Airports.

About HNTB
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 eight office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. With more than 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 http://www.hntb.com.

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