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Our leadership team guides the future success of Hill International through their experience, vision, and dedication to our clients’ goals.

10 Elizabeth J. Zipf LEED AP BDC

Elizabeth J. Zipf

LEED AP BD+C, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications

Elizabeth J. Zipf, LEED AP BD+C, is Senior Vice President in charge of the company’s global marketing efforts. Ms. Zipf has more than 25 years of experience in the A/E/C industry in marketing, branding, corporate communications, business development strategy, long-term business planning, and managing staff across multiple offices. She has been accountable for the quality and consistency of marketing and communications materials, researching industry trends and opportunities, developing long-term marketing strategies, and supporting senior principals in all their marketing and business development efforts. This includes special projects; business development research; budget, design, writing, and production of trade show events; website development; and direct mail campaigns.

Ms. Zipf is a member of the Construction Management Association of America, Society of Marketing Professional Services, and Urban Land Institute Philadelphia, and volunteers with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects on special projects. Ms. Zipf completed coursework at Rowan University and is a LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction.

11 Jose Luis Romero Hidalgo

Jose Luis Romero Hidalgo

Senior Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel, International, and Compliance Officer

Jose Luis Romero Hidalgo is Senior Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel (International) and Compliance Officer, reporting to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer William Dengler, Jr. Mr. Romero is responsible for reviewing and assisting in bid and tender opportunities, reviewing and negotiating contracts, and litigation management. He is also responsible for assisting with labor issues and handling insurance and risk issues as well as compliance and corporate matters.

Prior to joining Hill, Mr. Romero was Secretary to the Board and Chief Legal Counsel for a Spanish real estate developer, where he managed all corporate legal issues and participated in the design and execution of the firm’s business strategy. Mr. Romero also served as Director of the Legal International Department to one of the largest international contractors in Spain. His experience includes projects developed in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a Master’s Degree of Science in Management (Sloan Fellows) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

12 Aileen Schwartz Esq.

Aileen Schwartz Esq.

Senior Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel, United States, and Privacy Officer

Aileen R. Schwartz is Senior Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel US and Privacy Officer, reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer on a broad range of legal and business issues. She is also Assistant Secretary to the Hill Board of Directors. Her responsibilities include contract and lease review and negotiation, litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, advising on employment law, human resource investigations, implementation and compliance worldwide with privacy laws, and response and prevention to cybersecurity breaches.

Prior to joining Hill, Ms. Schwartz was General Counsel to The Quaker Group, a privately owned company that specialized in real estate development and construction. She also served as President of Quaker Construction, Inc., Human Resource Coordinator, and Corporate Secretary to The Quaker Group. Ms. Schwartz is a generalist and has extensive experience within a wide variety of areas, including corporate, litigation, contracts, insurance, employment, privacy, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate and construction law.

Ms. Schwartz earned a B.A. in Fine Arts and English from The University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, and a J.D. from The University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

To contact Ms. Schwartz regarding any privacy issue or security breach, she can be reached at [email protected] or 1-833-235-4057.

13 Shayn Spingler

Shayn Spingler

Senior Vice President, Global IT

Shayn Spingler is Senior Vice President Global Information Technology, She is responsible for the Company’s information technology needs throughout the firm’s offices around the world.

Ms. Spingler has 30 years of Information Technology experience, including with Hill International during which time she was Vice President of Management and Technical Services and Director of Systems and Development. She is responsible for leading Hill’s strategy to improve efficiency and technology advancements for the firm’s software product solutions and network and server architecture. She also oversees multi-million dollar global IT budget, including IT strategy, support services, ERP solutions, infrastructure, and  vendor management and contract negotiations. Additionally, Ms. Spingler is responsible for all cyber-security measures, as well as IT compliance with NIST and GDPR.

Her previous experience included spending more than 11 years at AAA Mid-Atlantic leading their Applications, Data/BI, e-Commerce Development and Integration teams, as the Director of Applications and Development. She holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science/Business from Kutztown University.

14 Tiffany Banks

Tiffany Harmon Banks

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Tiffany Harmon Banks is Senior Vice President of Human Resources in charge of the company’s HR initiatives throughout the Americas. In this role, Ms. Banks develops and executes strategic human resources plans that ensure professional development, HR policy and procedure development, benefit management, organizational design and leadership, compensation administration, Hill’s human resource information system, and retention initiatives are all aligned with the company’s goals and strategic plans. Her other areas of expertise include building a company culture, equal employment opportunity best practices, managing diversity initiatives, HR metrics, recruiting, developing and implementing mentoring programs, and project management.

Ms. Banks has worked in Hill’s corporate headquarters since 2008 and has more than 20 years of HR experience in fields including law, media, finance, and construction. After receiving her B.A. in Communications from Temple University, Ms. Banks earned a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. In addition, Ms. Banks is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.