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




John Adam, PE

Mr. Adam joined the firm as Senior Vice President in 2016, leading our newly established office in Ames, Iowa. He joined Knight after serving for six years as Highway Division Director and Chief Engineer for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He has more than 30 years of experience in the design and delivery of transportation improvement projects and a well-deserved reputation for collaborating with project stakeholders and the A/E/C community to develop the right solutions for transportation challenges. He encourages progressive approaches and the use of innovation to meet the needs of clients, stakeholders and transportation users. Mr. Adam will focus on establishing Knight's Iowa office and growing the firm's presence throughout the Midwest, offering our clients his unique expertise and commitment to strong partnerships in the delivery of high-quality engineering services.