Executive Leadership

Jim Wolfe
Mr. Wolfe is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Knight. Mr. Wolfe is an attorney with past concentrations in transportation, labor relations, regulated industries, real estate transactions, the Railway Labor Act and government relations. He is responsible for leading strategic business planning for the corporation.

Kevin Lentz, PE
As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Lentz manages all aspects of Knight’s operations. He is a hands-on leader, providing clear direction for project work and extensive technical expertise while building and maintaining strong working partnerships with clients and industry leaders.

Location Leadership
Randy Byom, PE, Vice President, Wisconsin
Dan Kavanaugh, PE, Senior Vice President, Chicago
Clayton Shipley, PE, Vice President, Bolingbrook
Eugene Joynt, PE, Vice President of Construction Services
Christine Reed, PE, Senior Vice President, Springfield
John Adam, PE, Senior Vice President, Iowa

Functional Leadership
Noreen Ellis, Chief Communications Officer
Melissa Mulhern, Chief Financial Officer
Bill Murphy, SE, RA, PE, Principal Structural Engineer
Marko Popovic, PE, Principal Electrical Engineer
Roxanne Knapp, RA, Director of Architecture
Chuck Sommer, PE, Vice President of Civil Engineering
Jeff Bedwell, PE, Director, MEP Group




Christine Reed, PE

Christine Reed joined Knight after a 23 year career with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). She has a vast portfolio of engineering expertise coupled with an unparalleled knowledge of Illinois’ past, present and future transportation network. Ms. Reed was the first woman appointed Director of Highways and Chief Engineer for IDOT and most recently served as Deputy Secretary where she was responsible for developing, maintaining and operating the state’s multi-billion dollar highway network in a timely, efficient and economical manner. She developed policies, plans and programs for improving Illinois’ overall transportation system and for the implementation of the statewide transportation program.

Leading Knight’s Springfield office, Ms. Reed is a respected professional who uses her extensive engineering knowledge and background to ensure Knight’s clients receive a quality product as we expand and grow our business. Ms. Reed earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a Registered Engineer in Illinois.