HNTB names infrastructure and mobility equity president
Diana Mendes was previously mid-Atlantic division president
HNTB Corp., an infrastructure design firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, announced Tuesday that Diana Mendes has been promoted to corporate president of infrastructure and mobility equity, a newly created position based in Arlington.
Mendes has spent 35 years in the infrastructure industry and previously served as HNTB’s mid-Atlantic division president overseeing operations in six states and Washington, D.C. She also was HNTB’s transit and rail market sector leader. With the promotion, Mendes will work with federal, state and local agency leaders to create equitable solutions to transportation issues.
“As many of HNTB’s clients are being challenged to address inequities at an increased level of accountability and transparency by the constituencies they serve, we want to assist in strategizing and delivering effective, innovative solutions that lift historically underserved communities for a sustainable future,” Mendes said in a statement.
Mendes holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College and the University of Pennsylvania, and has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, teaching the National Transit Institute’s advanced environmental justice seminar. She also is a frequent public speaker, addressing organizations including the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Transportation Research Board and others.