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Congratulations to Our New Vice Presidents

We are happy to announce that the following Tighe & Bond employees have been promoted to the level of Vice President. The promotion acknowledges outstanding project and client management skills in addition to leadership and organizational impact. Learn more about our colleagues’ specialized expertise and the projects they have spearheaded.

Chris Haker, PE has over 20 years of experience in dam engineering, foundation, and earth retaining structure design and analysis, and soils engineering. Chris has been instrumental in managing and providing engineering design for the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR’s) Dam Maintenance and Office of Dam Safety divisions. Chris belongs to several industry organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, and serves on the New England Environmental Business Council’s (EBC’s) Dam Management Committee.

Ian Mead, PE, BCEE is based in Worcester and has over 23 years of broad experience in the municipal engineering market. Since joining Tighe & Bond Ian has managed several significant projects including the Dorchester Interceptor Sewer System Evaluation Survey for Boston Water & Sewer, the Route 20 Sewer Extension Program in Worcester, and the Ipswich River Siphon and Interceptor Rehabilitation project. He recently moved from the Water business line to Land Use & Transportation to take on a greater role in our Coastal/Waterfront practice.

Brandee Nelson, PE, LEED AP is based in our Rhinebeck, NY office, and has over 23 years of experience in site/civil design, environmental permitting, stormwater management, and environmental site assessment/remediation. She is currently focused on commercial real estate development and municipal infrastructure. Brandee serves as Senior Project Manager on several significant development projects including a $3 million renovation of the Town of Red Hook (NY) Recreation Park and redevelopment of an existing Rome, NY site for construction of a new $15 million supermarket.

Dave Partridge, PE, works out of our Westfield office in the Water Business Line and has over 33 years of experience, specializing in wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems, stormwater management, drainage facilities, and roadways. Dave is currently working on several phases of water distribution system improvements for the Holyoke Water Works in addition to upgrades to 18 CSO regulator structures for the Narragansett Bay Commission in Providence, RI. Dave also managed the design/build of Providence Water’s replacement of a failed high-pressure 16-inch diameter water main across the tidal Woonasquatucket River adjacent to Providence Place.

Joe Persechino, PE, LEED AP is based in our Portsmouth office. Joe has over 17 years of engineering experience in site/civil design, stormwater management, low impact development, renewable energy, and land use permitting. Joe manages projects across multiple client sectors including institutions, industrial, real estate development, and state and local government.  Joe managed our effort for design and permitting of the Tuscan Village project, a 120-acre multi-phase mixed-use development located at the old Rockingham Park Horse Track in Salem, NH; the Quincy Maritime Center project in Hough’s Neck; and the 175,000 sf building expansion for Analog Devices in Wilmington, MA.

James Russell, PE, brings 34 years of heavy civil, geotechnical, geo-environmental, dam safety, and waterfront engineering experience to Tighe & Bond following our acquisition of RT Group, Inc. (RTG) which Jim co-founded and served as President of since 2002. Jim is a geotechnical engineer by training but has had the opportunity to lead a wide variety of challenging multi-disciplinary projects across the Midwest and here in New England. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in 11 states, a Practice-Based Manager, and a FERC Independent Consultant.  Jim is currently serving as Program Manager for the Quonset Development Corporation’s Pier 2 Infrastructure Improvements, an $85 Million phased Pier Rehabilitation at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, RI.