Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Harry W. Jarnagan by Marquis Who’s Who
Harry W. Jarnagan has been honored with the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. With a wealth of experience in the engineering field, Mr. Jarnagan has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and achieved notable success throughout his career.
Professional Background and Achievements
Currently serving as the Vice President and Senior Program Manager at Hill International Inc. in Philadelphia, Mr. Jarnagan has established himself as a leader in project management and construction consultancy. In his role, he oversees the Washington State Ferries’ System Electrification Program, showcasing his expertise and dedication to the field.
Throughout his career, Mr. Jarnagan has held various positions in engineering and project management with renowned organizations such as the Tennessee Valley Authority, Fluor-Daniel Inc. (now Fluor Corporation), the Washington State Department of Transportation, and Sound Transit. With over two decades spent at Hatch Mott MacDonald (now Mott MacDonald), where he served as Vice President from 1998 to 2021, Mr. Jarnagan has been actively involved in the industry since 1980.
Notable Projects and Civic Engagement
One of Mr. Jarnagan’s most significant contributions was his involvement in the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, where he played a crucial role as program manager. Tasked with replacing an elevated highway in Seattle after it was damaged by an earthquake in 2001, he was instrumental in overseeing the construction of one of the world’s largest underground tunnels as an alternative route.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. Jarnagan is actively engaged in his community, having been associated with organizations such as the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society and the Lutheran Brotherhood. His leadership in the Beach Boys Historic Landmark Project led to the establishment of California Historical Landmark #1041, honoring the childhood home of the Beach Boys.
Education and Continued Professional Development
Mr. Jarnagan’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Engineering in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He served in the U.S. Army as a captain before pursuing a successful career in engineering. A registered professional engineer in Texas since 1986, Mr. Jarnagan remains an active member of AACE International, a prominent program/project management professional association.
Acknowledging his achievements, Mr. Jarnagan attributes his success to his strong communication skills and unwavering work ethic. His dedication to the field of engineering and project management has earned him the respect and admiration of his peers in the industry.