Alpha Corporation, a Dulles-based woman-owned engineering and construction consulting firm with offices throughout the country, has named Kathleen Linehan as its new president.
Linehan, formerly vice president for Jacobs Engineering Group (formerly CH2M Hill) of Arlington, brings nearly 30 years of experience in the engineering consulting business.
“We are entering an exciting new time at Alpha as we approach our 40thanniversary—expanding and innovating our services with a continued commitment to excellence,” said Kate Curtin Lindsey, board chairwoman and CEO. “Kathleen brings the perfect blend of experience and know-how to lead us through the next 40 years … In addition, as a female CEO in an overwhelmingly male industry, I can’t help but note that Kathleen is a terrific role model for women and girls focused on STEM.”
Linehan’s professional experience is a broad and deep mix of engineering and construction management. She led many Washington, DC construction projects, including as: program manager for the South Capitol Street Bridge and 11th Street Bridge project, project principal for the Virginia Department of Transportation Mega Projects, project advisor for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital East Campus, principal in charge of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative and various roles for the Federal Highway Administration and DC Department of Transportation.
Most recently, Linehan served as vice president for Jacobs Engineering Group (formerly CH2M Hill). She is a registered professional engineer and earned her master’s degree in public administration from the George Washington University in Washington, DC and her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Marquette University in Minnesota where she serves on the Civil Engineering Advisory Council. Linehan is also on the executive committee for the Federal City Council and board of directors for the Anacostia Watershed Society.
For more information about Alpha Corporation, go toalphacorporation.com