Hiegel Promoted to Manager in Development Services
October 18, 2022
Christina Hiegel, PE, has been promoted to manager of the Western group of Ayres’ Development Services Division, effective October 24. Hiegel has over 20 years of experience as a civil/environmental engineer, data quality expert, project manager, and more recently as a business development specialist, focusing on identifying opportunities where our brownfield redevelopment strategists, economic developers, urban planners, and landscape architects can put their mix of skills to use for clients with environmental and planning challenges that need creative solutions.
Since joining Ayres in 2021, Hiegel has quickly become a critical catalyst in our Development Services Division’s success in attracting new clients in the West and assisting them with innovative solutions that sustainably build their communities. With 19 previous years in the trenches on environmental monitoring and remediation projects, Hiegel has a solid understanding of environmental regulations and compliance and is well-networked with regulatory officials in the West and nationwide. At Ayres, she has integrated planning and funding assistance into projects that start as environmental challenges and end as beautifully executed redevelopment opportunities.
Hiegel regularly works with communities to identify ways to fund their projects and helped communities win over $900,000 in funding in 2021.
“Christina has managed large teams and has a passion for mentorship,” says Matt Ashby, vice president. “Her work ethic and conscientious devotion to clients over the long haul fits well with Ayres’ culture of integrity and long-term relationships. I’m so excited to watch Christina set our clients up for success.”
Hiegel has shown her commitment to her profession as president of the Society of American Military Engineers’ Frontier Post and as an expert trainer for the National Western Environmental Training Center. She also serves her community as a member of the Laramie Downtown Development Board. Hiegel is very passionate about mentoring college students, particularly women interested in STEM fields.
“In my new position, I am excited to help each team member find their ‘superpower’ and turn that into enjoyable work,” Hiegel says. “The success of our team is built on the skills that each team member brings, and encouraging them to rely on their coworkers’ skills wherever they excel.”
Hiegel holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a registered civil professional engineer in Colorado and Wyoming.