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




Chuck Sommer, PE

As Vice President, Chuck Sommer oversees all aspects of Knight's civil engineering practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of the design of transportation facilities including freeways and highways, structures, and land development projects for federal, state and local clients. Mr. Sommer has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. Selected projects Mr. Sommer led include the following:

LaGrange Road Reconstruction TriState Tollway Plaza 36/39 Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Capitol Complex Traffic Study and Analysis
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LaGrange Road Reconstruction