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September 2015 Engineers On The Move

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has hired three new professionals in Raleigh to enhance the firm’s land planning and development capabilities, presence, and service quality throughout the Carolinas.
Joseph (Joe) Skinner, P.E., has been hired as vice president of Dewberry’s Raleigh office. With more than 40 years of experience, he has been involved in engineering, land development, and business management projects throughout North and South Carolina. Skinner spent more than a decade managing infrastructure, environmental, and land planning projects in Greenville, South Carolina, before serving as president and CEO of a mid-sized engineering firm. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University.
Cindy Hoffman, RLA, LEED Green Associate, has been hired as a senior land planner and landscape architect in Dewberry’s Raleigh office. She will be responsible for project management, due diligence, site analysis/feasibility, master/site planning, entitlements, design implementation, and construction documentation for healthcare, higher education, commercial, mixed-use, and industrial clients. With nearly 23 years of experience, she specializes in front-end due diligence, land planning, and entitlement consulting. Hoffman received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University.
Conley Hilliard has been hired as a business development manager in Dewberry’s Raleigh office. With nearly 43 years of experience in North Carolina, he has an extensive background as an advocate for economic development. He spent more than a decade with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, promoting the growth and expansion of established industries throughout the state. He helped bring new industry to communities by coordinating with federal, state, and local government agencies, utility companies, consulting firms, contractors, engineers, architects, and financial institutions to capitalize on available assistance programs at the public and private level. Hilliard received an associate’s degree from Sandhills Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from High Point University, and a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from North Carolina Central University.
Dewberry has hired Steve Hilderhoff, P.E., BCEE, as an associate and senior project manager in the firm’s Raleigh office. Hilderhoff will be responsible for enhancing Dewberry’s water/wastewater capabilities throughout North Carolina while providing design expertise for utility infrastructure projects. He specializes in water distribution, wastewater collection, and water/wastewater treatment. Hilderhoff has 24 years of experience in sewer system design, evaluation, rehabilitation, and replacement and has been heavily involved in designing pumping stations, and odor control strategies. Hilderhoff received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Environmental Pollution Control from Pennsylvania State University.
Dewberry has hired Elizabeth L. Lusk as an environmental scientist in the firm’s Raleigh office. Lusk will be responsible for the development and review of environmental permits for transportation, utility, and other civil works projects throughout North Carolina. As a previous North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) employee, she has an extensive background performing natural resource assessments, managing environmental permitting, and monitoring regulatory compliance for transportation projects. With more than 14 years of experience, she has conducted natural resource surveys and provided permit acquisition oversight for several notable roadway, bridge, bypass, and interchange widening and new construction projects. Lusk also served the NCDOT’s preconstruction branch as a member of the project delivery team and contributed to the department’s project development and environmental analysis procedures manual. Prior to joining NCDOT, she worked for the forest services of North Carolina and Maryland as well as a private environmental consulting firm. Lusk received a master’s degree in Forest Management from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in German from Davidson College.
Joseph Skinner Cindy Hoffman Conley Hilliard Steve Hilderhoff Elizabeth Lusk

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