HNTB Names Emily Gallo Northeast Division Government Relations Director
NEW YORK – Emily Gallo joined HNTB Corporation as government relations director for the firm’s Northeast Division. She is based in HNTB’s Empire State Building office in New York City.
Gallo directs the firm’s government relations activities for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. She helps develop government and public affairs plans and collaborates with HNTB’s government relations professionals across the firm to develop and maintain relationships with key transportation infrastructure policymakers.
“Emily’s extensive experience provides her with strategic insights in working with various stakeholders and clients,” said Phil Brake, PE, president of HNTB’s Northeast Division. “Her experience will certainly be helpful to clients who are advancing major mobility improvements.”
Prior to joining HNTB, Gallo served as chief of staff to the commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. In that role, she helped set strategy to advance many key transportation projects, including reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, expansion of New York City’s bike share program and bus service improvements. She also launched the DOT Future Leaders Program, a year-long process to foster the next generation of agency leaders by providing early- to mid-career professionals the opportunity to develop networking, communication and presentation skills.
Previously, Gallo served as chief of staff and policy director for the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission where she helped create a pilot program for the introduction of ride-sharing services in New York City.
A cum laude graduate of Yale University with a bachelor’s in American (Urban) Studies, Gallo also holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Women’s Transportation Seminar mid-careers leadership program and a frequent speaker at WTS panels as well as New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation.
HNTB has long helped shape major elements of U.S. transportation infrastructure throughout the northeastern U.S. Notable projects include serving as program manager for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport and owner’s engineer for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York; program manager for New Jersey Transit’s implementation of positive train control technology and general engineering consultant for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority; designer of the Leonard P. Zakim Bridge in Boston and the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge replacement in Massachusetts, all-electronic tolling (AET) conversion projects in New Hampshire; program manager of the I-84 Mixmaster program; final designer for the Norwalk movable railroad bridge replacement in Connecticut; and general engineering consultant for the Maine Turnpike Authority.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Across the northeastern U.S., HNTB employs more than 800 multidisciplinary transportation professionals in offices located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, and program and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.