06.30.2023  |  Awards, News

KJ Announces Eight New Vice Presidents and 20 New Principals


KJ recognizes 28 leaders for their commitment and contributions to the company.


KJ announced eight new Vice Presidents and 20 new Principals in 2023. This talented group represents employee-owners who are committed to supporting our clients and making a difference in the world. The flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit that employee ownership affords KJ has allowed our teams to be among the first to innovate and address the some of the most complex water and environmental challenges facing our clients since 1919.

Learn more about our 2023 Vice Presidents and Principals below!



Vice Presidents



Spencer Archer, Director of Design-Build

Sacramento, CA

  • Area of Expertise: Project and construction management, Startup and commissioning
  • Education: California Polytechnic State University

Jeff Foray, Senior Engineer

Federal Way, WA

  • Area of Expertise: Mechanical engineering for water/wastewater systems
  • Education: University of Washington


Aurora Gonzales, Operations Manager


  • Area of Expertise: Water and wastewater conveyance and linear infrastructure ​
  • Education: New Mexico State University


Brandon Hale, Project Manager

Rancho Cordova, CA

  • Area of Expertise: Water infrastructure conveyance and distribution
  • Education: UCLA


Michael Humm, Operations Manager

Portland, OR

  • Area of Expertise: Project Manager; Civil, water, wastewater engineer
  • Education: Oregon State University


Melanie Tan, Northern California Reuse Practice Leader; East Bay Business Development Leader

San Francisco, CA

  • Area of Expertise: Water resources planning and business development
  • Education: Cornell University; Stanford University


Ron Walz, Project Management Ofifce Director

Lacey, WA

  • Area of Expertise: Wastewater treatment; Contracts
  • Education: The Pennsylvania State University, Georgia Tech


Lucas Werner, Senior Associate Engineer

Eugene, OR

  • Area of Expertise: Solids Handling and Energy Recovery from Wastewater
  • Education: Oregon State University





Jonathan Anderson, Senior Associate Engineer

Federal Way, WA

  • Areas of Expertise: Design/build alternative project delivery; Private sector industrial wastewater treatment
  • Education: University of Washington

Bryant Behnke, Senior CAD Operator

Pasadena, CA

  • Areas of Expertise: Civil 3D design; ProjectWise support
  • Education: Cal Poly Pomona

Suzanne Broadbent, Senior Director of Communications


  • Area of Expertise: Strategic Corporate Communications
  • Education: University of Mary Washington; Iona College

Don Ervin, Project Manager

Santa Clara, CA

  • Areas of Expertise: Facility condition assessment and retrofit; Pipelines; Project Management
  • Education: Oregon State University

William Godette, Design Delivery Specialist

Clermont, FL

  • Areas of Expertise: Civil Design; Grading; Pipelines
  • Education: Edison State

Erin Guzman, Project Management Office Support Team and APT Leader

Oxnard, CA

  • Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Administrative Leadership

Laura Hartle, Accounting Manager

Portland, OR

  • Area of Expertise: Accounting
  • Education: University of Portland; Oregon State University

Amanda Hutchinson, Senior Director of Talent Management

Raleigh, NC

  • Areas of Expertise: Recruiting; Employee Engagement; Program Development
  • Education: University of Florida

Dr. Charlie Liu, National PFAS Lead

San Francisco, CA

  • Areas of Expertise: PFAS Treatment; Water Quality; Water Reuse
  • Education: Colorado School of Mines; University of California

Thomas Marantz, IT Infrastructure Manager

Irvine, CA

  • Areas of Expertise: IT; Microsoft cloud services and architecture; Cybersecurity
  • Education: Vanguard University; CSU Long Beach

Stephan Meurer, Operations Manager

Portland, OR

  • Areas of Expertise: Project management; Environmental due diligence, assessment, and remediation
  • Education: University of Tübingen

Matthew Munz, Senior Project Manager

Tampa, FL

  • Areas of Expertise: Pumping of water; Wastewater; Reclaimed Water
  • Education: University of South Florida


Thien Ng, Senior Construction Manager

Moorpark, CA

  • Area of Expertise: Construction management in water resources infrastructure
  • Education: University of California Berkeley

Vanessa Perez, Marketing and Proposal Manager

Murrieta, CA

  • Areas of Expertise: Marketing and Business Development
  • Education: California State University San Marcos

Paul Post, Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Sacramento, CA

  • Area of Expertise: Electrical, instrumentation and controls consulting
  • Education: California State University

Bronwyn Rolph, Civil Engineer

Federal Way, WA

  • Areas of Expertise: Stormwater treatment; Pipeline design
  • Education: Montana State University

Jake Salter, Structural Group Resource Manager

San Francisco, CA

  • Area of Expertise: Structural design of water-containing facilities
  • Education: Vanderbilt University

Jonathan Shirk, Senior Project Manager

Fort Worth, TX

  • Area of Expertise: Water and sanitary sewer pipeline design
  • Education: University of Texas at Arlington

Alexandra Syiem, Associate Engineer

San Marcos, CA

  • Area of Expertise: Process mechanical design
  • Education: California Baptist University

Lyndell Williams, Senior Human Resources Director

Delaware, OH

  • Area of Expertise: Human resources
  • Education: Franklin University

About Kennedy Jenks

Kennedy Jenks is a leading water and environmental engineering firm that serves public agencies and private-sector clients with over 450 employees nationwide. The employee-owned firm delivers innovative design, construction, and technology solutions for water and environmental projects across the United States.

Media Contact

For more information about Kennedy Jenks, please contact Suzanne Broadbent, Senior Director of Communications at media@kennedyjenks.com.



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