Hill International Promotes Four Executives to Senior Vice President

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today the promotion of four executives to the position of Senior Vice President.

Anne Connolly, MRICS, MCIArb, of Hill’s Perth, Australia office, has been promoted to Senior Vice President with the company’s Construction Claims Group. Connolly has more than 19 years of experience in the construction industry. Specializing in the quantum analysis of construction claims, she has worked on various different types of construction projects in Australia and the UK, across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including: major resource, infrastructure and building projects. She is regularly appointed as an independent advisor to clients and as an expert witness in formal dispute proceedings. Connolly earned her B.Sc. in quantity surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University and her LL.M. in construction law from the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Paul D. Mansell, FCIArb, of Hill’s Birmingham, United Kingdom office, has been promoted to Senior Vice President with the company's Construction Claims Group. Mansell has nearly 25 years of experience providing contract, commercial, dispute and project management services in the rail, highways, infrastructure, water, wastewater, power, oil and gas, chemical, process, pharmaceutical and IT sectors. His expertise also includes claims analysis, chemical engineering, planning/scheduling and procurement. Mansell earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Nottingham, his M.B.A from the University of Birmingham, and a post-graduate diploma in arbitration from the College of Estate Management. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Pierre Y. Paquette, of Hill’s Athens, Greece office, has been promoted to Senior Vice President with the company’s Finance Department. Paquette has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry. His areas of expertise include project management, accounting and cost engineering, contract administration and procurement. His projects include residential and commercial buildings, mixed-use developments, infrastructure, manufacturing facilities, theme parks, museums, nuclear facilities and civil buildings in the United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, the United States, Malaysia, China, Iraq and Canada. Paquette pursued coursework at the University of Montreal.

Philip D. Shenton, of Hill’s Daresbury, United Kingdom office, has been promoted to Senior Vice President with the company’s Finance Department. Shenton has nearly 20 years of experience in finance within the construction sector. Prior to joining Hill, he served as Finance Controller for J.R. Knowles, a construction consultancy that was acquired by Hill in 2006. Shenton earned his B.A. in accounting from the University of Central Lancashire.

“We congratulate each of these four executives on their new positions and we look forward to their continued professional growth on our senior management team,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Hill International, with 4,800 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the seventh largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.

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