ELGIN, Ill. (Jan. 2, 2018) -- Hampton, Lenzini & Renwick Inc., a leading provider of civil engineering, environmental and surveying services to public agencies across Illinois and surrounding states, today announced the appointment of ReJena (Jeni) Lyon, PE, PLS, as president and chief executive officer. Lyon, who has an extensive background in transportation engineering and land surveying, succeeds Dave Hinkston, who retired from the firm on Dec. 29, 2017.

In her new role, Lyon is responsible for overall growth and performance of HLR operations, as well as developing the company's business strategy. She also provides operational oversight to ensure coordination across the firm's business lines.

"It's an honor to follow in the footsteps of Dave Hinkston. We appreciate his years of exceptional leadership and service," Lyon said. "As president and CEO, I look forward to working closely with our staff and our clients to continue to offer trusted, full-service engineering. Our team has worked hard to ensure that this executive transition will not alter our clients' business relationships with our firm. We remain focused on being 100-percent responsive to the needs and demands of our clients, and delivering high-quality engineering services."

During her nearly 20-year career at HLR, Lyon has served in a variety of roles, with increasing responsibilities, including survey department manager, treasurer, vice president and, most recently, executive vice president. Before joining HLR, Lyon worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation in the Bureau of Land Acquisition, where she became very familiar with the public agency land acquisition process.

About HLR

HLR is a leading provider of a range of consulting engineering, environmental, geographic information system (GIS), water/wastewater and surveying services to public agencies and private-sector clients across Illinois. The employee-owned engineering corporation has built a reputation for expertise, responsive communication and public service, while receiving many awards for outstanding engineering. Backed by a dedicated staff of more than 80 engineers, environmental specialists, surveyors, and technicians, HLR has offices in Elgin and Woodridge in northern Illinois, an office in Springfield in central Illinois, and an office in Mount Carmel in southern Illinois. For more information, please visit www.hlrengineering.com.