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Bergmann Honors Three Retirees in Northeast Infrastructure Group

DATE: June 1, 2022

Bergmann Location

Rochester, NY
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Bergmann is celebrating the retirement of three long-standing team members from the firm’s Northeast Infrastructure Group.

The company is planning a celebration at the firm’s Rochester office in June to wish them all well in their next chapters.

Betty Hanley, Administrative Assistant – For over 25 years, Betty has played a critical role in the firm’s Northeast Infrastructure Group. She started in the role of executive secretary for Don Bergmann, the firm’s name founder, in the early 1990’s, and has since served in an administrative capacity for various teams within the group. Betty has provided critical support for the team during years of high growth and has been a go-to resource for proposal coordination and business development for a wide range of client types. Betty is completing her time at the firm on Friday, May 27.

Mark McAnany, PE, Principal – Mark joined the firm’s transportation team in 1983 and over the course of his career has held numerous technical and leadership roles. He served as the Northeast Highway Practice Leader for many years before stepping into the role of Principal in 2020 to focus on client and government relations. Mark built an impressive project portfolio and team, which contributed to establishing Bergmann’s reputation as a leader in community-focused, transformative transportation design.

He played important roles in numerous critical transportation projects across the region, including the transformation of the Scajaquada Corridor (Route 198) in Buffalo, upgrading of the NY17/I-81 interchange in Binghamton, the City of Rochester’s Inner Loop North transformation study and the City’s Aqueduct Reimagined project, which is in progress today. He served on many industry and community boards, served on Bergmann’s Board of Directors and was named 2013 Engineer of the Year by the Rochester Section of the ASCE. Mark’s final day at the firm is June 3, 2022.

David Thurnherr, PE, Advisor & Former Vice President – Dave retired from his role of Vice President, Northeast Infrastructure in October 2021 after 37 years with Bergmann. He has since been serving in an advisory capacity. Over the years Dave applied his civil and structural engineering expertise to a wide range of projects, including rail, bridge, waterways and buildings.

Under his leadership, the Northeast Infrastructure group experienced record growth, expanding service offerings, deepening the bench of impressive talent and contributing to some of the most notable road, bridge and structural projects across the region. He encouraged an entrepreneurial mindset among staff and focused on delivering the highest quality of work for clients.

Over the course of his career, he established an impressive resume that includes flagship projects such as the Corning Bypass for NYSDOT, Stutson Street Liftbridge, Manayunk Railroad Bridge for SEPTA in Philadelphia, Walkway Over the Hudson in the Hudson Valley and numerous Erie Canal Rehabilitation projects. Dave served multiple terms on Bergmann’s Board of Directors and held professional affiliations with ASCE, AISC and AREMA.