Joe North Joins HNTB in Tallahassee as Senior GIS Analyst
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2017) – Joe North joined HNTB Corporation as senior geographic information systems analyst, based in the firm’s growing Tallahassee office. He is responsible for providing direction to HNTB’s West Florida team on the most effective GIS technology to improve the project life-cycle process, from planning to design, construction, maintenance, and most recently, to emergency management pre-event planning and post-event recovery.
North has more than 20 years of experience in geospatial analyses, geodatabase design, GIS project management, and GIS applications and infrastructure. During his career, he has gained experience in project management, environmental science, geolocation and GIS software.
“Joe has demonstrated a high degree of technical excellence throughout his career, becoming highly skilled in multiple aspects of his profession,” said Craig Toth, PE, HNTB Group Director. “As HNTB continues to grow in support of Florida’s infrastructure needs, his expertise will serve as a crucial resource to our clients.”
Prior to joining HNTB, North served as agency GIS manager – environmental health program for the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee. In this position, he provided staff leadership, represented the agency in GIS leadership roles and served as an administrator for GIS software. North’s career also has included GIS positions with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Florida State University.
To meet demand for infrastructure improvements in West Florida, HNTB is seeking talented professionals to work on exciting and significant projects. Positions will be filled in civil engineering, planning, traffic operations and more.
In West Florida, HNTB serves the Florida Department of Transportation, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, Tampa International Airport, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Walton County, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. The firm currently is working on, or has been involved with, some of the highest-profile projects in the region, including multiple THEA projects, such as the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot; Selmon Expressway reversible express lanes and vehicle test bed; and development of emergency evacuation plans, which were implemented during Hurricane Irma; and other projects across the state, including statewide transportation systems management and operations initiatives, including managed lanes and connected vehicle projects; assisting FDOT District 7 with delivery of its interstate program; and completion of the master plan at Tampa International Airport.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States and more than 60 years in Florida, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from nine Florida office locations, currently employing more than 500 full-time professionals in the state. 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 www.hntb.com.