In his current role as chief executive officer of Louis Berger, Jim Stamatis is responsible for the company's growth and strategic direction. He most recently served as president of Louis Berger International, and prior to that led the company's U.S. operation. Stamatis joined the firm more than 25 years ago and has held a number of leadership roles, helping to develop and expand the firm’s U.S. practice and serving in succeeding roles of responsibility from project manager to client manager to principal-in-charge for a range of complex infrastructure, facilities and environmental projects. Stamatis attended Pennsylvania State University and completed his undergraduate studies at NJIT. He is a licensed professional engineer and is active in several industry associations.
Board of Directors
Jim Stamatis, PE
David Abrams is a member of the Louis Berger board of directors. Abrams has been managing the Abrams Capital Funds since 1999. Prior to managing the Abrams Capital Funds, from 1988 to 1998, he was a senior investment professional with The Baupost Group of Boston, Massachusetts. Abrams also serves as a director of iHeartMedia, Inc. (IHRT - OTC) and several private companies. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
James G. Bach
James G. Bach is a member of the Louis Berger Board of Directors. He is the president of Louis Berger’s International division, which provides localized expertise and client focus for clients outside of the U.S. Bach most recently served as the chief operating officer for Louis Berger’s headquarter operations, reporting to the company’s chief executive officer, and previously served as chief operating officer for Louis Berger’s U.S. division. During the past 30 years, Bach has held a series of leadership roles within the company, including leading the U.S. operations segment and serving as principal-in-charge for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Bach is a professional planner in New Jersey and holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers University.
Martha Clark Goss
Martha Clark Goss is a member of the Louis Berger board of directors. She has more than 40 years of executive experience and 25 years of corporate board experience in financial services, engineering and construction, professional services and retail, including five NYSE-listed companies. She currently serves on the boards of American Water, Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds and Allianz Life of New York. Previously, she held senior level positions in credit, investment and financial management at the Chase Manhattan Bank, Prudential Insurance and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Goss holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and received her bachelor's degree from Brown University. In 1996 she was selected as a co-honoree with Lady Margaret Thatcher for the University's Independent Man Award.
Lawrie Haynes, JD
Lawrie Haynes is a member of the Louis Berger board of directors. He brings more than 25 years of experience serving as a chief executive in both private and public sectors. He recently retired after serving for seven years as the president of the Land & Sea Division of Rolls-Royce, an approximately £5 billion, 21,000-employee business comprised of power, marine and nuclear power systems. Previous positions include CEO of White Young Green; head of BNFL plc (British Nuclear Group) – a business with a £2.1 billion turnover and 15,000 staff; and founder and chairman of BNG Project Services Ltd. He served as the first CEO of the U.K. Highways Agency, which consolidated four government departments. He also served as the managing director for Microtel, responsible for structuring the venture for sale to Orange in 1994. Haynes holds a Juris Doctor degree from Heriot Watt University.
Nick Ivanoff, PE
Nick Ivanoff is a member of the Louis Berger Board of Directors. As executive vice president of Louis Berger's U.S. transportation market segment, he is responsible for expanding the company’s multi-modal transportation portfolio. Ivanoff previously served as president and chief executive officer of Ammann & Whitney, a 69-year-old engineering and architecture firm that merged with Louis Berger in 2016. He has served in a variety of leadership roles at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and other professional organizations. Ivanoff is a registered professional engineer in 21 states and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
Thomas G. Lewis, PE, JD
Thomas G. Lewis is a member of the Louis Berger Board of Directors. He is the president of Louis Berger’s U.S. division, which serves U.S. clients domestically and abroad as well as international development clients worldwide. In this role, Lewis provides strategic direction for operations, client delivery and company growth. Lewis fills this role following service as the U.S. segment group vice president and previously as the environmental and disaster management services business unit manager. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Connecticut, and a Juris Doctor in environmental law from Rutgers University. He is a licensed professional engineer in three U.S. states and has been a national committee member for the Transportation Research Board for more than 10 years.
Nicholas J. Masucci
Nicholas J. Masucci is a member of the Louis Berger board of directors. He served as the previous president and CEO of Louis Berger, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s long-range vision and strategic programs. Masucci began his career with Louis Berger pioneering the development of analytical techniques to assess the impacts of major public works construction projects, including several early New Jersey Turnpike widening programs and the Peacekeeper (MX) Missile program. Masucci also established VMS, Inc., a Virginia-based firm providing infrastructure maintenance management services, before returning to Louis Berger as its CEO. He holds a bachelor’s in political science from George Washington University and a master’s in urban planning from Rutgers University.
Donald Platner, CFA
Donald Platner is a member of the Louis Berger board of directors. He is an investment professional at Abrams Capital, which he joined in 2013. Prior to joining Abrams, Platner was a vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he spent over seven years in the Americas Special Situations Group. At Goldman Sachs, he was responsible for investments in both the public and private markets, primarily in the energy and industrials sectors. Platner graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.