Chloe Coney joins HNTB as public involvement specialist in Tampa

Extensive public engagement throughout Tampa Bay yields best practices and unique perspectives for transportation agencies

TAMPA, Fla. (June 1, 2017) – Chloe Coney joined HNTB Corporation as public involvement specialist, based in the firm’s Tampa office. 

Coney has nearly 40 years of experience advocating for community building and neighborhood revitalization. She is experienced in public involvement, mediation, management and marketing. She has held a variety of leadership and community roles in the Tampa Bay area.

Prior to joining HNTB, Chloe was the district director for Congresswoman Kathy Castor, District 14, where she worked closely with communities to bring value to the constituents of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Coney was the founder and first president of the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, an organization that provides job training, promotes entrepreneurship, develops youth leadership programs, revitalizes commercial areas and builds affordable housing.

Coney’s responsibilities at HNTB include implementing public-involvement strategies for clients and helping facilitate stakeholder communications on transportation projects.  “Chloe is a trusted member of the Tampa Bay community and has a reputation of working with multiple stakeholders to solve challenging problems,” said Len Becker, PE, HNTB West Florida office leader and vice president. “HNTB is fortunate to have Chloe partnering with our transportation agency clients and communities in Tampa Bay to understand what stakeholders value and deliver win-win transportation projects.”

Coney earned a master’s degree in biblical counseling from Florida Beacon Bible College and a bachelor’s degree in sociology/corrections from Florida A&M University.

In West Florida, HNTB serves the Florida Department of Transportation, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, Tampa International Airport, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. The firm currently is working on, or has been involved with, some of the highest-profile projects in the region, including Selmon Expressway reversible express lanes and vehicle test bed, assisting FDOT District 7 with the delivery of its interstate program, and completion of the master plan at Tampa International Airport.

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States and 60 years in Florida, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from 13 office locations in the state, currently employing approximately 490 full-time professionals in Florida. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.

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Lydia Steinberg
(816) 527-2324