National Association of Environmental Professionals selects HNTB’s Ron Deverman as newest Fellow

Deverman only the 10th honoree in NAEP history to earn the prestigious recognition

CHICAGO (April 13, 2018) – Ron Deverman, CEP, has been named a Fellow by the National Association of Environmental Professionals—only the 10th Fellow named by the organization in its 43-year history. Deverman, based in HNTB’s Chicago office, is principal environmental planning manager and associate vice president.

The NAEP serves as a forum for environmental study and professional advancement, a networking platform, an industry resource and a proponent of ethical standards.

“Ron’s dedication to technical excellence is matched only by his commitment to advancing the environmental planning profession across the U.S.,” said Jack Allen, HNTB National Environmental Planning Practice leader and vice president. “Since 2012, Ron has masterfully led delivery of the Chicago Regional Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE), a massive, complex undertaking which will improve safety and reliability of passenger and freight rail systems in the Chicago region—the nation’s busiest rail hub.”

A $4.4 billion, 70-project rail improvements construction program estimated to return $31.5 billion in regional benefits, CREATE is a national model. It is a first-of-its-kind partnership between U.S. DOT, the State of Illinois, City of Chicago, Cook County, Metra, Amtrak, and six of the nation's Class I freight railroads. 

Deverman also was recently named an HNTB Fellow in March 2018, the highest technical honor in the firm. HNTB’s Fellow designation recognizes experts who have distinguished themselves at the company and in their professional careers.

Deverman is a nationally recognized environmental planning expert with 34 years of experience managing large transportation infrastructure projects, including highways, interstates, transit and rail, major interchanges and bridges. 

He is a past president of NAEP and a contributor to Environmental Practice, NAEP’s national environmental journal. He also chaired the NAEP Steering Committee that developed Guidance on Best Practice Principles for Environmental Assessments, the result of a successful joint NAEP/White House Council on Environmental Quality Pilot Project.

Deverman’s academic background includes a Master of Arts in English from the University of Illinois Springfield and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

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