Burns & McDonnell Strengthens Growing Aviation Team in Dallas-Fort Worth

Burns & McDonnell Strengthens Growing Aviation Team in Dallas-Fort Worth

Firm Adds Professionals Experienced in Design, Management, Construction and IT

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Burns & McDonnell is strengthening its growing aviation team in Dallas-Fort Worth, bringing in experienced professionals to provide integrated planning, design and project-delivery services for airlines, airports and other clients in the industry.

"The Dallas-Fort Worth area is a key location for our airline and airport clients. This is another way that we show our commitment to our aviation clients, having experienced aviation professionals closer to them," says Bret Pilney, vice president and leader of the firm's Aviation Group. "We focus on being a valued partner and trusted adviser, integrating with our aviation clients' leadership and staff. These additions make our strong team in Dallas-Fort Worth even stronger."

Recent additions to the team in Dallas-Fort Worth:

    --  Jane Ahrens, a project manager with more than two decades of experience
        as an architect, sustainability consultant and program manager, served
        as the deputy program manager for the new $1 billion, 35-gate North
        Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and as
        the LEED project manager for the $1.4 billion Maynard H. Jackson
        International Terminal at Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport.  She
        has taught courses in architecture and sustainability at the University
        of Texas at Arlington and at Southern Methodist University. Jane was a
        founding board member of the Dallas chapter of the U.S. Green Building
        Council and currently serves on the board of the Airport Consultants
    --  Denny Ellison, a project manager who comes to Burns & McDonnell with two
        decades of experience in construction, construction management and
        project management, including four years as a senior manager on facility
        projects for an airline with major operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth
        area and across the country.
    --  Stu Garrett, a project and business development manager with more than
        three decades of experience, including nearly two decades working with
        aviation clients. In 2015, he joined Burns & McDonnell at its world
        headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, to plan, design and implement IT
        systems for airlines, airports and other aviation clients across the
        country. His work in special systems design and IT consulting enables
        airports to turn their vast data -- in fueling, cargo, passenger
        processing, maintenance and other sectors -- into actionable
        intelligence, empowering enhanced security, efficiency, convenience and
        cost savings.

"The Dallas-Fort Worth area is booming in all of the market sectors that Burns & McDonnell serves," says Scott Clark, vice president and regional office manager for Burns & McDonnell in Dallas-Fort Worth. "Our high level of service, and being a great place to work, allows us to attract the top talent in the industry."

Burns & McDonnell plans, designs and builds projects for aviation clients, addressing needs ranging from safety and security to convenience and amenities. The firm has experience working at more than 350 airports in the United States and around the world.

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About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 6,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune's 2018 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit burnsmcd.com.

Contact: Mark Fagan, Burns & McDonnell

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