HDR Taps Klovsky, Slaughter to Lead Transit Practices in Southern California, Central U.S.

HDR has named Rob Klovsky Southern California transit market sector director and Kim Slaughter transit market sector director for the central area, which ranges from Oklahoma to Canada’s southern border.

Based in HDR’s Irvine, Calif., office, Klovksy has been with HDR for 17 years. He was previously HDR’s Southern California area rail manager. He has helped many clients including Metrolink, North County Transit District (NCTD), Los Angeles Metro (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), San Diego Associated Governments (SANDAG) and the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) deliver high value results for their communities.

Klosky is a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association and American Society of Civil Engineers, Klovsky holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Slaughter, who is based in HDR’s Chicago office, previously worked for HDR for six years as a principal planner out of the Houston office. She left HDR to work for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in Houston for four and a half years before rejoining HDR. While at Metro, Slaughter held several positions, including associate vice president of planning and, most recently, senior vice president of service design and development.

Slaughter has more than 25 years of transit project development experience in both the public and private sector. She has held numerous positions with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), currently serving on its board of directors and as co-chair of the APTA Major Capital Investment Planning Subcommittee. She is a graduate of the prestigious Leadership APTA program. She is a member of WTS International, an association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, and was named 2012 Woman of the Year by its Houston chapter.