Derek Brown

Derek Brown

Throughout Derek’s 30-year career, he has developed a disciplined and total-quality management approach to his projects, which is why his transit clients trust him to solve their toughest communication system integration needs.  His experience in the public mass transit arena gives him the knowledge and credibility to build solid relationships with his clients at all… Read More

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Patricia Tuso, PHR, SHRM-CP, PMP

Patricia leads Burns’ talent-acquisition and employee-engagement strategies. A tireless champion for professional development and advancement at every level of the company, Patricia applies 20-plus years of experience to cultivate an inclusive, gratifying and productive work environment. Patricia has overseen successive Top Workplace awards — a reflection of her efforts to celebrate collaboration and harness the… Read More

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Joseph Mizrahi, PE

Joe is a strategic visionary with extensive expertise in engineering design, construction, and commissioning.  His background in the design and management of large capital transportation, energy, power infrastructure, higher education, healthcare facilities, commercial building, and facilities projects adds tremendous depth and value to our team.  Joe believes there is no better way to keep up… Read More

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Bryan L. Mehaffey

Bryan is a seasoned expert in the technology, engineering and construction industries, and prides himself on delivering solutions that are effective, practical, innovative and sustainable. With over 25 years of experience in Higher Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Commercial design and engineering, Bryan makes things happen – turning ideas into reality and consistently executing on strategy…. Read More

Kevin J. Shertz, PE

Kevin J. Shertz, PE

Kevin’s innovative nature is a perfect fit in the ever-evolving technology world, and helps him lead his team to create advanced and effective Information and Communications Technology solutions for his clients. Kevin’s outside-the-box thinking and innate drive to use technology to simplify daily processes has made him a leader in the aviation industry. His passion… Read More

Clay Payne, PE

Clay brings to his clients thoughtful consideration of operating needs, extensive knowledge of building systems and construction techniques, and a sensitivity to the many stakeholders in public transit projects – and does so with a vision for excellence and an unparalleled enthusiasm for leadership that makes him a great Director of Right-of-Way and Facilities.  Our… Read More

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Michael P. Walton, PE

Mike leads an award-winning team developing comprehensive building and infrastructure solutions for our aviation, higher education, utility, transit, and healthcare clients. Over the past two decades, Mike has harnessed the power of conventional and emerging technologies to design infrastructure enhancements that deliver energy-efficiency, sustainability and resiliency benefits for many of the largest and most-critical facilities… Read More

David J. Smith

With more than 30 years of diverse energy industry experience, Dave is focused on helping clients navigate the rapidly transforming energy landscape where integrated distributed energy generation and storage resources are enabling cost savings, increased resilience, and carbon reductions. His passion for delivering customized energy solutions in this emerging energy infrastructure, which some refer to… Read More

Daren Petroski, PE

Daren Petroski, PE

Having worked as a contractor for the first eight years of his career, Daren’s field experience gives him critical insight into his clients’ needs. With an affable laugh and a keen eye for solutions, Daren solves the most complex problems with ease and finesse. Daren makes sure his team is always on the right track,… Read More

David A. Kipp, PE

David A. Kipp, PE

In more than 30 years of engineering, Dave has experienced many perspectives on transportation and technology infrastructure. Having practiced on every continent (except Antarctica) as an engineer, project manager and project executive, Dave has learned the science of technology systems, the engineering of major design and construction projects, and the art of forming lasting relationships… Read More


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