Diana Mendes, AICP, has been named HNTB’s company president, infrastructure and mobility fairness, a brand new place liable for shaping transportation and mobility fairness coverage by means of collaboration with federal, state, and native company leaders.
“As lots of HNTB’s shoppers are being challenged to handle inequities at an elevated stage of accountability and transparency by the constituencies they serve, we wish to help in strategizing and delivering efficient, progressive options that carry traditionally underserved communities for a sustainable future,” Mendes stated.
With greater than 35 years within the trade, together with 5 years with HNTB, Mendes has held quite a few important management positions. An HNTB Fellow, Mendes most lately served because the agency’s Mid-Atlantic Division president overseeing the expansion, operations, and consumer service in six states and the District of Columbia. Previous to that place, Mendes served as HNTB’s transit and rail market sector chief.
For a number of years, Mendes has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers College, educating the Nationwide Transit Institute’s Superior Environmental Justice seminar. She additionally repeatedly speaks at all kinds of conferences, together with Ladies’s Transportation Seminar, Transportation Analysis Board, American Public Transportation Affiliation, Rail~Volution and the Convention of Minority Transportation Officers. She advocates altering the dialog round variety and inclusion from a requirement to a aggressive benefit, emphasizing the linkages between variety and innovation.
All through her profession Mendes has been appointed to many professional affiliation boards and committee management positions. Her notable achievements embody serving as chair of the APTA’s Legislative Committee to develop Federal Transportation Invoice Reauthorization suggestions; receiving the American Street and Transportation Builders Affiliation’s Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award; and being acknowledged as COMTO’s Govt of the 12 months.
Mendes is predicated within the agency’s Arlington, Va., workplace.