Morris Levy was named chairman of the board
of Parson Brincerhoff Inc. A PB employee for 35 years, Levy
is a senior vice president and New England district manager
for Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas Inc., PB's U.S.
infrastructure arm. He has been responsible for a number of
the firm's larger projects, including the Central Artery/Tunnel
and the North Station Transportation Improvement Project in
Robert MacPherson was elected to the governing committee
of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction
Industry. With 6,000 members, the Forum is the largest organizaton
of construction attorneys in the world. MacPherson has practiced
construction law with Postner & Rubin of New York City
and Holmdel, New Jersey since 1982. He is also an arbitrator
and mediator of construction disputes and teaches alternative
dispute resolution at Rutgers Law School in Newark, N.J.
Lloyd Good was named executive vice president and
head of Plaza Construction Co.'s interior's division. He will
join Plaza Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven Fisher
and President Richard Wood on the firm's management advisory
committee. In a related move, Peter Hulbert was moved to managing
director of the firm's sales and marketing division; he was
formerly executive vice president of interiors.
Jack Kocsis of Pohatcong Township, N.J. was appointed
chairman of the board of directors of the New Jersey Schools
Construction Corp. by New Jersey Governor James McGreevey.
Kocsis is executive director of the Building Contractors Association
of New Jersey and a member of the New Jersey State Building
and Construction Trades Labor Management Council. Under the
state's Educational Facilities and Construction Financing
Act, the SCC is responsible for construction and renovation
projects in all the state's school districts that receive
55 percent or more in state funding for education. New Jersey
is committed to investing $8.6 billion on schools construction
over the next decade.
Michael Fleischer of East Greenbush, N.Y. was confirmed
by the board of directors of the New York State Thruway Authority
and Canal Corp. as executive director of the two agencies.
Fleischer comes to the post after serving as first deputy
commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation,
where he oversaw the department's $1.65 billion highway and
bridge program. He takes over from John Platt, who resigned
in early April.
Pamela Jerome, a senior associate with the New York
City architectural firm of Wank Adams Slavin Associates LLP,
was elected to the board of the U.S. committee of the International
Council on Monuments and Sites. The organization works to
identify and monitor what it calls "World Heritage"
sites all over the globe. Jerome also teaches at Columbia
University' Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and
There have been a number of recent promotions at STV Group
Inc. David Miles Ziskind was named senior vice president
of STV Inc, a subsidiary of STV Group. He will be responsible
for the management and growth of the firm's Northeast Region.
At the same time, Alfred Klein was also promoted to
senior vice president and will be in charge of the technical
and administrative management of the firm's New York City
office's facilities department. Meanwhile, five senior associates
have been moved up the to vice president level. They are:
Donald Currie, Kishor Doshi, Thomas Mellett, Scott McIntyre
and Joseph Lucca.
There have also been some big changes at Hardy Holzman
Pfeiffer Associates. Founding partners Hugh Hardy and
Malcolm Holzman have been joined by three new partners: Douglas
Moss, Stephen Johnson and Jean Marie Gath. Moss, who at
36 is the firm's youngest partner, has been leading the New
York City office. The architecture, interior design and planning
firm also added four new principals: William Murray, David
Saviola, Sharon Lasoff and Stephen Epstein.
Schoor DePalma has also made a number of recent moves. Edward
Sawicki has become a principal of the Manalapan, N.J.-based
engineering firm. He will be responsible for preparing gas
and electric utility construction plans and specifications.
At the same time, Peter Nese joined the firm as executive
vice president and director of Schoor DePalma's water resources