Joseph G. Burns

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers has named Joseph G. Burns, a managing principal at Thornton Tomasetti, an SEI Fellow.

Meria Carstarphen

Dr. Meria Carstarphen has been named the new superintendent of Atlantic Public Schools.

Yolonda Lankford

Kwame Foundation has named Yolonda Lankford as its new executive director.

John Tran

John Tran, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, has been hired as design principal at the Phoenix office of architecture, engineering and planning firm SmithGroupJJR, Tran will join the leadership team for the firm’s practice in Arizona and the southwest, while providing support to all SmithGroupJJR offices.

Randy Avent

Dr. Randy Avent has been named the first president of Florida Polytechnic University, the newest institution in the Florida State University system.