Three infrastructure professionals joined HNTB in Dallas and Plano, Texas. Susan Linsley is senior public involvement representative in Dallas, Rachel Lommen is transportation engineer in Plano, and Scott Ressler moved from McKinney, Texas, to the firm’s Plano office.

“HNTB will benefit from these young professionals’ service in our Dallas and Plano offices,” said Mike Hegarty, PE, HNTB Dallas office leader and vice president. “All three bring a unique array of skills and experience, and will serve as vital assets to HNTB’s clients in the region.”

Susan Linsley leads public involvement efforts for transportation agencies in North Texas. Her responsibilities include public speaking and message development, as well as developing and implementing communication plans and strategies to facilitate public understanding of projects and initiatives.  

She brings nearly a decade of experience that includes strategic communications, community relations and content development. Prior to joining HNTB, Linsley spent several years working in communications and public affairs for The Toll Roads in Orange County, California, and as a freelance writer.

Linsley earned her Master of Communication Management from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Northridge.

Rachel Lommen has responsibilities that include producing and revising plan sets for projects managed by the transportation design team.

She recently graduated from Texas A&M University with her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and mathematics minor. During her time at the university, she completed coursework that provided academic experience in urban traffic facilities, urban planning for civil engineers and structural concrete design.

Lommen brings knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Matlab and C++ programming, and was a recipient of a Dwight Look College of Engineering academic scholarship at Texas A&M. She was involved in her school’s chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers and Society of Women Engineers.

Scott Ressler served HNTB as a construction engineer and inspector for a highway expansion and reconstruction project on U.S. 75 in McKinney, Texas, until December 2015. During that time, Ressler helped supervise and document various components of construction while working with a team of inspectors and engineers to ensure it was meeting design standards.

In January 2016, he joined HNTB’s Plano office and works on various projects, helping the design team manage and update project plans for submittal to clients as he prepares for the Professional Engineer exam.

Prior to joining HNTB, Ressler served as a materials testing technician for a Texas engineering firm. He earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Purdue University.

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 nearly 60 years in Texas, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from seven office locations, currently employing approximately 385 full-time professionals in the state. 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

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