Ronnie Hakim is HNTB’s national transit and rail market sector leader. Based in HNTB’s Parsippany New Jersey office, she is responsible for collaborating with HNTB’s leadership nationwide on strategic planning and implementation, industry representation, business development, service delivery, and client collaboration and satisfaction.

Prior to joining HNTB, she served as Managing Director of the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where she was responsible for leading more than 70,000 employees in five operating agencies, overseeing transit systems that carry 9 million riders each day.

Hakim’s executive leadership experience also includes serving as President of MTA New York City Transit, Executive Director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and Executive Director of New Jersey Transit. She also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel MTA Capital Construction.

Over the course of her career, Hakim has been recognized by professional organizations including the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), General Contractors Association. Hakim is currently an active leader with several professional organizations including Chairman of the Board for Coalition of Northeast Corridor; Board member of APTA Board of Directors, Salvadori Center, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Advisory Board, and association member of the National Academy of Construction, WTS International and WTS Greater New York Chapter. She is sought as a speaker by many industry associations.

Hakim holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rochester and a juris doctorate degree from the Pace University School of Law.