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
Anna Dukes, SE, PE, Lead 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

Noreen Ellis, CCO

With more than 20 years of transportation communications and marketing experience, Ms. Ellis has proven expertise in the development and execution of communication strategies designed to engage a variety of audiences and gain support for transportation projects and innovations. She leads all aspects of Knight’s communications, public outreach and marketing efforts. Before joining Knight, Ms. Ellis served as Manager of Communications for Amtrak Intercity serving 46 states where she identified target audiences, developed effective messages and prepared communication tools including executive speeches, congressional testimony, newsletters, website, media kits and full-scale marketing and message campaigns.