October 16, 2015

Kate Nigl, LEED AP, has a knack for big-picture strategy. Her blue-sky thinking — combined with her highly developed analytical, technical and communication skills — allows her to successfully lead business development efforts in the aviation industry.  

Nigl joins HKS as vice president and national aviation business development director. 

“HKS’ aviation sector continues to grow, strengthen and diversify with more than $1 billion in work currently underway,” Nigl said. “I look forward to helping to expand the firm’s aviation portfolio and achieve new levels of growth.” 

Nigl arrives with a notable track record. Her 20-plus years of experience has focused on marketing architectural and building engineering services for the aviation industry. Prior to joining HKS, she served as aviation + transit knowledge/marketing manager at Perkins+Will and aviation marketing director at HOK. 

She is a proficient manager of the overall marketing process — from strategy development through lead identification, proposal and interview preparation to public relations campaigns. A knowledgeable aviation technical writer and editor, she plays a key role in the development of written project deliverables. Nigl also has practical experience as a residential construction project coordinator, with full responsibility for composition and production of job cost estimates, specifications and working drawings. 

She’s earned two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Bachelor of Technology/Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. A recognized and respected member of the architectural/engineering community, Nigl’s professional affiliations include the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) and the Airports Council International‐North America (ACI‐NA). 

HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top six architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $77 billion in more than 1,650 cities located in 84 countries. The firm operates from 27 offices worldwide. For more information, contact Trish Martineck at tmartineck@hksinc.com.

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