Hill International’s first vice president of federal programmes, Edward C. Newman III, has been named the company’s federal sector leader amid a planned surge in infrastructure spending in the US.
Since joining Hill in 2013, Newman has carried out federal assignments throughout the Washington, DC, region as well as across the US. Prior to joining Hill, he had a 30-year career in the AEC industry, delivering major projects for federal and other clients.
His responsibilities will include leading the Hill Federal Team in identifying opportunities, partnering with other companies, and expanding relationships with federal agencies and owners.
Reporting to Luis Lugo Jr., Hill’s senior vice president, business development Americas, he will also assess staffing capabilities, recruit team members and oversee Hill’s programme, project, and construction management services for federal clients.
Newman holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the US Military Academy and is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland and Virginia, as well as a Certified Construction Manager and LEED Accredited Professional.
Before beginning his construction career, he served as an officer in the US Army with several combat engineer units, stationed across the US and overseas.
“Hill enjoys decades-long relationships with many Federal clients,” said Luis Lugo Jr. “And with the pending influx of funding for infrastructure programmes and projects for the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy, among others, we knew we needed an expert who understood the market and the needs of these agencies. I’m more than confident Ed is going to grow our Federal business exponentially in the years ahead.”