Whalen celebrates 30 years of service at Hanson


Oct. 7, 2019

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9291

Whalen celebrates 30 years of service at Hanson

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Dan Whalen, P.E., a senior vice president and principal of the power market at Hanson Professional Services Inc., recently celebrated a cumulative 30 years of service at the company.

Whalen, who works at the Springfield, Illinois, headquarters, was employed by Hanson from 1988 to 1998 before rejoining the firm in 1999. He previously managed Hanson’s materials testing and construction quality control department and the Kansas City metropolitan office. He was named a vice president and market principal in 2012 and promoted to senior vice president in 2014.

As market principal, he oversees project planning, permitting, design and construction support services for Hanson’s power generation and transmission clients. He also has provided geotechnical engineering, project management, site evaluations, quality assurance and other services for a variety of projects throughout his career at Hanson, such as the Ameren Illinois Rivers transmission line project, the Clark Bridge in Alton, the State Farm Corporate South complex development in Bloomington, U.S. Department of Defense Ground Wave Emergency Network site investigations, low-level radioactive waste disposal facility projects throughout the U.S., liquefied natural gas tank projects around the world and numerous other projects for clients such as Ameren Corp., Vistra Energy Corp., Invenergy, AT&T Inc., BNSF Railway Co. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Whalen received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1984 and a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering in 1985, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and serves on UIUC’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association board of directors. He is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois and Kansas. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450.


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