Kara Lentz Joins HNTB in Dallas as Senior Program Manager
DALLAS – Kara Lentz, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as a senior program manager, based in the firm’s Dallas office. She has 16 years of professional experience in program, project and construction management.
She has significant experience in the aviation infrastructure market sector, having managed major aviation programs that include gate concourses, airport train stations and mass excavations.
Lentz will serve as program manager for the firm’s recent win of a five-year program management and construction management contract with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
“DFW Airport has a significant growth agenda over the next few years and HNTB is fully committed to being a trusted partner and helping the Airport meet its ambitious goals,” said Mike Hegarty, PE, HNTB Dallas office leader and senior vice president. “Kara’s deep understanding of the many facets of aviation program management and her ability to build and lead our team will serve our client well. Her experience managing programs at major airports around the country is a perfect fit for our firm as we embark on this exciting partnership with DFW Airport.”
Lentz’ responsibilities at HNTB include delivering complex Program Management/Construction Management services, program controls and assessing and managing risk on behalf of the airport.
Prior to joining HNTB, Lentz served as an aviation division senior project manager and regional business development leader for another consulting firm.
Lentz is active as a volunteer for Engineers without Borders, including working on past projects in Rwanda and Honduras. In 2015, she was named to both the Denver Business Journal 40 under 40 list and the Engineering News-Record Mountain States 20 under 40 list.
Lentz earned a Master of Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union in New York City.
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 Texas, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from seven office locations, currently employing more than 400 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.