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Terracon’s David Harwood Named Planning & Design Division President For The American Road and Transportation Association

posted 11.19.2015

OLATHE, Kan. —David Harwood, P.E., senior vice president at Terracon, has been named the 2015-2016 Planning & Design Division president for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

“It’s an honor for me to be representing ARTBA. Collaborating with federal agencies on the transportation planning and design issues facing our nation is an incredible responsibility and I look forward to furthering the objectives of organization,” Harwood said. “I am involved with ARTBA because it is the voice of the profession and industry for key transportation policy, funding, social, and safety issues.”

Harwood is also a 2008 graduate of ARTBA’s Young Executive Development Program and served as the 2014 chairman of the Young Executive Leadership Council.

As president of the P&D division, he will support ARTBA on key transportation planning and design issues with federal agencies, including key officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies. He will also be a leading advocate for industry market development and regulatory protection issues.

At Terracon, a full service environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials engineering consulting firm, Harwood manages the strategic planning and direction of a $150 million business sector program focusing on transportation, municipal infrastructure, oil and gas, power generation and transmission, and government services.

Harwood earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in Kansas and five other states, plus several Canadian provinces. He also is a member of the Civil Exam Development Committee for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying responsible for the development of the Geotechnical option of the professional engineer’s exam.

Harwood was recently appointed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to the board of Kansas Works State Board, a review panel charged with making recommendations to align workforce development with the state’s economic development needs. He also serves on U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder’s Transportation Task Force.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices in 42 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 35th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit