Heidi Katz Named HNTB Oklahoma Practice Leader
OKLAHOMA CITY – Heidi Katz, PE, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Oklahoma practice leader. Katz has significant experience overseeing a variety of municipal, highway and tolling projects in Oklahoma. She is based in the firm’s Oklahoma City office.
Katz’s role includes overseeing delivery of technical excellence and innovative solutions for projects; growing a talented and diverse workforce; and generating profitable growth for the firm.
Katz leads HNTB’s multidisciplinary transportation professionals in Oklahoma who deliver highway, bridge, toll, public transit, and aviation projects, program and construction management and other services to clients across the state. including Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, the City of Oklahoma City, the City of Tulsa and more.
“Heidi has a track record in Oklahoma of bringing people together and ensuring successful delivery on a variety of projects,” said Tim Morgan, PE, HNTB vice president and office leader for the firm’s Central U.S. offices in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. “Her interpersonal skills, confident management and deep technical expertise earn the trust of colleagues and clients alike. With a great Oklahoma team around her, Heidi’s leadership and commitment to communities we serve will help move the state forward.”
Katz is active in a number of industry associations in Oklahoma and nationally, including serving as board member for the Oklahoma chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar. She is a graduate of the WTS International Transformative Mid-Level Leadership Class of 2018; the American Council of Engineering Companies Oklahoma Chapter – Leadership for Engineering Class of 2019; and member of the American Public Works Association.
Katz earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Arts in design arts from Drury University.
HNTB’s current projects in Oklahoma include a key transportation corridor study on I-44 and SH-152 from the new John Kilpatrick Turnpike connection south into Cleveland County, and innovative bridge raise projects along I-35 and I-40 for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. HNTB serves as the general technology consultant for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, developing the Kansas and North Texas toll pass interoperability program and implementing the first all-electronic tolling facility in the state on the Creek Turnpike at the Elm Street interchange in Jenks.
HNTB serves as the lead designer for the City of Oklahoma City and EMBARK’s first bus rapid transit project extending from downtown along Classen Boulevard and Northwest Expressway to Meridian Avenue. For the City of Tulsa, HNTB is working with the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority and the city to implement bus rapid transit along Peoria Avenue. The firm was prime engineer for the city’s infrastructure improvements associated with Gathering Place, Tulsa’s Riverfront Park, including the reconstruction of Riverside Drive and served as lead engineer for structural, civil and electrical components of the park.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With 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. 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.