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Chief Engineer at Illinois Tollway Joins Bowman

Paul Kovacs is joining Bowman as a principal, civil engineer and key leader for the Lisle, IL and Chicago offices. He’ll play an integral role in providing insights into prospective clients’ needs and expectations, building partnerships with other project stakeholders, and developing successful strategies for Bowman’s pursuit of infrastructure projects, not only in the Chicago area, but nationwide as well.

Kovacs has spent the past 22 years as the chief engineering officer with the Illinois Tollway. In that capacity, he provided monthly board presentations and oversaw an average of $1 billion in annual capital expenditures along with an $85-million annual engineering management & operations budget.

“We are excited that Paul is joining Bowman,” said SVP Michael Hannemann with Bowman. “He is a top-level engineering professional with a reputation for excellence and a vast knowledge of the transportation industry. He will make a great addition to our team.”

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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