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Thomas J. Spearing III Rejoins Hill International as Senior Vice President, Rail and Transportation Sector Leader

August 23, 2023

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Aug. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hill International, Inc., delivering the infrastructure of change, announced today that Thomas J. Spearing III has rejoined the company as Senior Vice President, Rail and Transportation Sector Leader. In this new role, Spearing will provide sector-defining leadership of major transit, rail, and related infrastructure programs and projects from concept to completion. He will also work to form lasting and meaningful partnerships with clients, industry thought leaders, and specialized firms in the rail and transit sector; formulate and execute Hill’s short- and long-term strategy to grow the sector; and attract and mentor both new and proven talent.

Spearing comes to Hill with an AEC career spanning more than three decades. Most recently, Spearing served as Senior Vice President, Major Strategic Pursuits at AECOM. Also, he held leadership positions with HNTB and the STV Group. Previously, Spearing was instrumental in guiding Hill through some of the company’s most expansive years, holding the positions of Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer; President, Project Management Group; and, ultimately, Regional President of Hill’s Project Management Group, overseeing all of the company’s PM/CM operations across North America.

“Hill has always been a unique company with a unique mission,” says Spearing. “We’re exclusively focused on representing owners’ best interests, and that’s a powerful message for agencies and owners looking for the right partners to deliver their expansion and maintenance programs and new alignments. I’m excited to rejoin Hill, work with the team and build our sector.”

Hill Chief Executive Officer Raouf Ghali says of Spearing’s return: “Hill is an infrastructure firm, and in the U.S. especially, transportation infrastructure is an exciting and vibrant market. Bringing Tom aboard gives us one of the sector’s best and brightest and places him in a position where he can truly help deliver the infrastructure of change for our clients.”

A fixture in the U.S. rail and transportation market, Spearing is known for his planning, pursuit capture, and mentorship and leadership skills. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees from Spring Garden College, Philadelphia, in Construction Management Technology and Civil Engineering Technology and a Bachelors from Temple University in Business and Management. He also holds a Master of Science in Organization Dynamics and Management from Rosemont College.

About Hill International

Hill International, with more than 3,200 professionals in over 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, project management oversight, advisory, dispute resolution, facilities management, and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as one of the largest construction management firms in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at

Hill is exclusively a program, project, and construction management provider, meaning we have one focus as a company: protecting client interests. Free of any potential conflicts, our entire business is geared towards helping clients achieve their desired outcomes. We are dedicated to exceeding expectations throughout the entire construction project lifecycle and adapt to the needs of each assignment to develop tailored approaches and solutions to meet those needs.

Hill is a proud member of the Global Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. family of companies. Learn more about GISI at

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Elizabeth J. Zipf, LEED AP BD+C
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