McElhanney Welcomes Stewart Smith as Market Sector Vice President of Transportation & Transit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Wednesday, November 22, 2023

McElhanney Ltd., a leading professional consulting firm based in Western Canada, announces the appointment of Stewart Smith as Market Sector Vice President of Transportation & Transit. With this strategic addition, McElhanney strengthens its commitment to clients, partners, and employees to deliver strategic, innovative, and high-quality services to improve the quality of life for communities locally and beyond.

“I am excited to welcome one of Western Canada’s foremost transportation engineering leaders to McElhanney,” said Santino Pirillo, Executive Vice President of McElhanney. “Stewart’s expertise will elevate our transportation and transit market sector services to a whole new level.”

Smith brings over two decades of experience in leading complex transportation engineering projects. His extensive expertise and reputation within the infrastructure industry make him an asset to McElhanney’s continued growth and success in its markets.

Smith’s appointment complements a round of recent updates to McElhanney’s senior leadership that support replacements for senior-level retirements, strategic organization, and market sector growth.

“McElhanney has had the fortunate opportunity to continue to grow across Western Canada,” said Allan Russell, Chief Executive Officer and President of McElhanney. “Our recent senior appointments continue to strengthen our position as one of the top consultant engineering firms in Western Canada and top geomatics firms in Canada, providing exceptional, award-winning, inter-disciplinary services that fulfill our purpose: to amaze our clients, care for our communities, and empower our people.”

Recent senior leadership updates include:

  • Jason Ashwin, Vice President of Alternative Project Delivery (APD) Market Sector, who brings 20+ years in APD leadership to expand this service company-wide.
  • Joanne Lee, Vice President of Technology, who leads McElhanney’s technology strategy and the development of cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients and partners.
  • Dave Dulay, Vice President of Project Delivery, who is expanding his 27-year role in APD with McElhanney to expand services to design-build and P3 clients and partners.
  • Carolynn Cameron (PhD), Vice President of Human Resources, who brings 20+ years’ experience in HR leadership to deepen McElhanney employee and recruitment strategies.

About McElhanney:

With over 110 years in business, McElhanney has built a reputation as a trusted and experienced professional consulting firm with longstanding relationships with local clients and communities across Western Canada, and beyond.

The employee-owned company offers engineering, geomatics, geospatial, environmental, planning, and landscape architecture services to clients in three main market sectors: Cities, Communities & Parks; Energy & Resources; and Transportation & Transit.

McElhanney has 30+ locations and 1,400 employees operating throughout BC and Alberta, as well as a strategically placed office in Florida.

Since 2017, McElhanney has been a winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. The firm is now a Platinum member of the program which recognizes excellence in Canadian privately-owned and managed companies demonstrating strategy, capability, and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

In 2023, McElhanney achieved recognition as a Top 100 Employer in Canada.

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