Board of Directors

Welcome to our new website!

This is an exciting time in our region with tremendous growth. In response to this growth, the NHA board approved a rebranding, including a new logo and development of a new website that will allow NHA to bring greater value to our membership.

Along with this new website comes a refresh of one of our staple products – the Strategic Mobility Plan (SMP). In past years, the SMP has been a list of high priority mobility projects printed on a map and updated every three years. As a member, you will now be able to view the map online and be updated as our elected and appointed officials’ priorities are updated.

Our refreshed mission statement is “Connect. Influence. Educate.” This one simple statement embodies the essence of what NHA is…an association that promotes growth through collaboration between businesses, academia and our elected leadership.

I encourage you to join NHA to engage with the more than 100 member companies and academia to get involved in this historic, dynamic organization. I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

Darrin Willer, PE, F.SAME
Chairman, NHA
V.P., HNTB Corporation


Chairman of the Board

Darrin Willer, PE, FSAME
Chairman of the Board
Vice President

Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Chris Cotter, PE
Vice Chairman
Vice President – Transportation
Greg Simpson
Vesta Rea-Gaubert

Board Members

Jeff Anderson
Environment Committee Board Liaison
Environmental Department Manager
Martin Basaldua, MD
Chairman and CEO
Basaldua and Heller, P.A.
Matt Brannen, PE
Senior Project Manager
John A. Frere III
Manager, Real Estate and Facilities
Cheryl Gajeske, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Dr. Charles Gengler, Ph.D.
Dean, Marilyn Davies College of Business
Roy Hearnsberger, PE
Past Board Chairman and Golf Committee Chairman
Tim Joniec
Director of Government Relations
Brenda Mainwaring
Vice President Public Affairs South
Amos McDonald
Vice Chancellor, External Affairs
Don T. Norrell
Pam B. Puckett, PE
Partner/Vice President Business Development
Ken Riner
President and Engineering Director
Tony Sartori, PE
Vice President
Shelley Serres
Senior Project Manager
Ed Shackelford, PE
Senior Vice President & Account Manager
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Kelley J. Simmons
Development Trends Committee Board Liaison
Senior Vice President | Commercial Lending
Rich Squire, PE
Transportation Committee Board Liaison
Associate Vice President
Alex G. Sutton III, PE
Immediate Past Board Chairman
Neil Thomas