Williges Joins HDR as Transportation Economics and Finance Director

(May 20, 2014) - Chris Williges has joined HDR as the transportation economics and finance director, based in San Francisco. His primary responsibilities include overseeing the continued growth of HDR's technical expertise as well as promoting economic and finance services to clients.

Prior to joining HDR, Williges was a principal and vice president at System Metrics Group Inc., a California-based consulting firm he helped establish more than a decade ago.  He has more than 20 years of experience conducting transportation economics, planning, engineering and strategic assignments for public- and private-sector clients.

Williges is a member of the Transportation Economics Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He holds a bachelor's degree in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University, and master's degrees  in civil engineering (transportation) and  city planning, both from the University of California at Berkeley.

About HDR's Transportation Economics Experience
HDR has the largest team of transportation and infrastructure economists in North America. We develop processes and tools, such as the Sustainable Return on Investment, to help clients measure and understand intangibles and economic benefits, prioritize projects and evaluate risk—resulting in improved decision support for investment and policy strategies. For example, we helped the U.S. Department of Transportation evaluate incremental costs and benefits of the "Airline Passenger Bill of Rights."

About HDR
At HDR, we've been helping our clients shape communities since 1917. Together, we push the boundaries of what's possible to solve the world's toughest challenges. With 8,500 employees in more than 200 locations around the world, we think global and act local. We've completed projects in more than 60 countries, always following through and holding ourselves accountable.