HNTB Names Michelle Dippel South and Central Texas Office Leader
AUSTIN – Michelle Dippel, RPA, has been named South and Central Texas office leader and vice president for HNTB Corporation. Dippel oversees 160 infrastructure professionals and is responsible for the firm’s operations in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Harlingen and Round Rock. She provides leadership in strategic planning, developing strong client relationships and supporting major project pursuits and delivery. Dippel is based in Austin.
She returns to HNTB after serving as manager for environmental planning in South and Central Texas from 2005-2008 and deputy office leader for the firm’s operations in Austin and San Antonio from 2009-2014. Prior to rejoining HNTB, Dippel worked for another firm as national director of transportation environmental services.
“As this area of the state continues to experience explosive growth, Michelle’s expertise and diverse skill set will play an integral role as we work with our clients to solve their biggest challenges,” said Keith Hinkebein, PE, HNTB Central Division president. “Under her leadership, we are poised to continue our work on significant infrastructure projects to help bring enhanced mobility and congestion relief to the region.”
Over the past 18 years, Dippel has been a part of large-scale infrastructure projects across the State of Texas. This includes serving as deputy program manager for the Texas General Land Office Disaster Recovery Program following Hurricanes Ike and Dolly; environmental project manager of several managed lane projects for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority; and environmental task lead for Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s D2 light rail project in downtown Dallas.
Dippel is an active member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, Transportation Research Board and Women’s Transportation Seminar. She earned both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in archaeology from the University of Texas.
In South and Central Texas, HNTB currently is working on, or has been involved with, some of the region’s most significant infrastructure projects, including serving as both general planning consultant and general engineering consultant for Capital Metro in Austin; program management services for the City of El Paso; and construction engineering and inspection services for the US 281/ Loop 1604 Interchange in San Antonio.
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 eight 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.