Mark E. von Leffern of Hill International Elected to AACE International’s Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA and LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that Mark E. von Leffern, PMP, PSP, EVP, Director of Project Control in Hill’s Los Angeles, California office, has been elected to the Board of Directors of AACE International. As a Director, von Leffern will represent AACE’s Region 6, which includes chapters in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii.

Von Leffern has more than 15 years of project and financial management experience in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, transportation and energy industries. He earned his B.A. in environmental analysis and design and his M.B.A. from the University of California at Irvine and he is certified as a Project Management Professional, a Project and Scheduling Professional and an Earned Value Professional.

Von Leffern has been an active member of AACE International since 2012. He has served as Newsletter Chair (2012-2014), Vice President (2013-2014) and President (2014-2015) of AACE’s Southern California Section. He also served as Executive Director of the Southern California Fall Symposium (2014) and Program Chair and Executive Director of the joint San Francisco/Southern California Western Winter Workshop (2015-2017). In 2015, he received AACE’s Charles V. Keane Distinguished Service Award for his dedication and support of the professional image of cost engineering.

“We congratulate Mark for being elected to the Board of this prestigious association,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are very proud of his contributions to AACE and are committed to on-going support of the organization throughout Hill’s global office network,” added Richter.

AACE International’s vision is to be the recognized technical authority in cost and schedule management for programs, projects, products, assets and services. AACE’s members enable organizations around the world to achieve their investment expectations by managing and controlling projects, programs, and portfolios and they create value by advancing technical knowledge and professional development. For more information on AACE, please visit their website at

Hill International, with 4,300 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 eighth largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at

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