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

01 Raouf Ghali

Raouf S. Ghali

Chief Executive Officer

Raouf S. Ghali is Hill’s Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Mr. Ghali oversees Hill’s operations, implements short-and long-term strategic plans, and grows Hill’s businesses in current and new markets. He also acts as the main point-of-contact between GISI’s Advisory Board and the Company’s operations.

Mr. Ghali has been with Hill since 1993, serving in several leadership positions before assuming the CEO title in 2018. He served as President and COO from 2015 to 2018, President of Hill’s Project Management Group (International) from 2005 to 2015, Senior Vice President from 2001 to 2004, and Vice President from 1993 to 2001.

Over the course of his nearly 30-year career, Mr. Ghali has helped to deliver complex, high-profile building projects for clients around the world, including iconic commercial and high-rise developments, defense facilities, and theme parks in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Mr. Ghali is also fluent in five languages.

Mr. Ghali earned a B.S. in Business Administration/Economics and an M.S. in Business Organizational Management from the University of LaVerne.

02 William H. Dengler Jr.

William H. Dengler Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

William H. Dengler Jr. is Hill’s Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities include providing day-to-day leadership and strategic advice to our regional leaders, leveraging his legal and business background, his decades of experience with Hill, and his knowledge of the company’s clients and services. Mr. Dengler also drives Hill’s organizational vision and mission, company-wide goal setting and performance management, and supports recruiting, training, and career advancement efforts at a high-level.

Mr. Dengler joined Hill in 2001 and served as General Counsel until 2018, upon which he assumed the role of Hill’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Dengler also served as Corporate Secretary for the company and its subsidiaries worldwide.

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Thomas Kahl, P.E.

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Kahl, PE, serves as Hill’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Hill in 2023, Mr. Kahl served as CFO for GEI Consultants, a national engineering and geotechnical consulting firm. Mr. Kahl held this role for more than 11 years, maintaining financial records, overseeing management of accounting and financial systems, evaluating merger and acquisition opportunities, and reporting on financial performance to the board and executive leadership. Mr. Kahl first joined GEI as an environmental and geotechnical engineering in 1989.

Mr. Kahl holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, also from Tufts University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.

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Elise Greenspan

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Elise Greenspan is Hill International’s Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for providing expert and legal advice to management, setting internal governance policies, anticipating and managing corporate legal risks, dealing with external parties, meeting legal challenges, and staying aware of how the legislative environment could impact Hill’s business and our employees.

Ms. Greenspan comes to Hill after a long and successful career with AECOM, where she served in roles of increasingly complexity and responsibility for more than 20 years, including Vice President & Assistant General Counsel Litigation; Vice President, Chief Counsel Northeast; Vice President, Assistant General Counsel Global Litigation; and Vice President, Chief Counsel Northeast & Global Transportation. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York, Albany. She is also admitted to the Bar of New York.

Chuck Levergood

J. Charles “Chuck” Levergood

Chief Growth Officer

J. Charles “Chuck” Levergood, with more than three decades of experience in strategic business development, is Hill’s Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Prior to this role, Mr. Levergood served as Senior Vice President, Major Pursuits and Corporate Clients, where he provided expertise on projects across multiple industry sectors. As CGO, Mr. Levergood leads global business development and sales initiatives, and works closely with company leaders to expand the customer base; achieve optimal sales and client satisfaction; and mentor, coach, and train other professionals in best practices for marketing and sales.