Adopting a Partnership Attitude with Stephen Dilts

Stephen Dilts, who serves as New York Office Leader and Senior Vice President for HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm joins Enterprise Radio.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Stephen Dilts discuss the following:

  1. You have 20 years of local, state and federal experience in the transportation industry as an appointed and elected official and your current position as New York office leader and senior vice president for HNTB, an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm with over a century of service.  As a nationally recognized leader in both government and industry, can you tell us about some of your career highlights and high-profile projects?
  2. Today we are talking about industry partnerships and being inclusive, both of which are critical for the growth and success of our nation’s transportation industry. Tell us why you are so passionate about encouraging and building strong relationships between larger infrastructure firms and smaller business partners.
  3. The most successful partnerships are those that bring value and successful outcomes to everyone involved. What do you see as the major benefits of this type of close collaboration and involvement with your small business partners?
  4. Why is it especially important for firms that specialize in engineering, architecture and project delivery who are working on multi-million-dollar transportation projects to support small business partners and create diverse project teams?
  5. Mutually beneficial and respectful partnerships between large and smaller firms can be project specific, or last throughout a career. Can you share a few professional examples and successes of your experiences?

Stephen Dilts is a senior vice president and New York office leader. He is responsible for HNTB’s operations within the state, including client relationship building as well as driving achievement of office growth and performance goals. 

Dilts’ extensive transportation industry background includes serving as a public official, including serving as chairman of New Jersey Transit, commissioner and deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and chairman and deputy executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. 

His professional affiliations include serving on the executive committee member for the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey, the Regional Plan Association New Jersey Committee, and the Women’s Transportation Seminar. 

HNTB plays an integral role in many of New York’s most important infrastructure programs, including serving as construction manager for renewal and rehabilitation of multiple station facilities for New York City Transit; program manager for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport; program manager for the Port Authority Bus Terminal redevelopment project; owner’s engineer for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo (Tappan Zee) Bridge; and many others.


  • Master’s degree, governmental administration — University of Pennsylvania 
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude — Boston University
  • Years of industry experience – 18
  • Hire date with HNTB – 2014

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With 106 years of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, and program and construction management.

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