Gaffney and McMurtry join newly named Northern California office leader Jeff Watson in leading more than 120 multidisciplinary transportation infrastructure and architecture professionals in the firm’s offices in Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco. Employees deliver planning, design, and program/construction management services to aviation, highway/tolling, and rail/transit agencies in the region.
“Shannon and Jake are widely respected for the expertise they bring to pursuing, winning, and delivering complex infrastructure projects in Northern California,” said Watson. “With a client-centric mindset and commitment to high-quality work and results, they are exemplary ambassadors for HNTB’s culture and a welcome addition to the leadership team.”
Gaffney joined HNTB in 2014. Prior to moving into her current role, she served as department manager of the planning and project development group and supported clients with her funding/finance expertise. Previously, she worked with other consulting firms, and prior to that, for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the City of Palo Alto. She earned a master’s in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s in U.S. history, with honors, from the University of Chicago.
Gaffney is responsible for HNTB’s operations in the region, including contracting, staffing and work planning as well as quality and technical excellence.
McMurtry joined HNTB in 2015 as marketing manager for Northern California, leading the efforts to discover, position for, and win key projects throughout the region at an industry-best success rate. Previously, he served in a similar role for other consulting firms. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
As Northern California sales manager, McMurtry is responsible for developing the strategic sales plan for the region and managing its implementation with partnerships with local/divisional leadership, client service leaders and technical experts.
HNTB is a leading infrastructure solutions firm in the U.S., with its roots in the West since beginning work on Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bridge in 1914, the firm’s first year of operation. HNTB has since been involved in some of Northern California’s most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs, including the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Central Subway; Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s BART to Silicon Valley, Phase II; BART SFO and Warm Springs Extensions; California High-Speed Rail; San Francisco 49ers/Levi’s Stadium; Presidio Parkway: The Doyle Drive Replacement; San Francisco International Airport air traffic control tower; San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge seismic retrofit; and the Tom Lantos Devil’s Slide Tunnels.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States and California, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from eight office locations in the state that employ approximately 320 full-time California professionals. 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, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.