Press Release

AECOM appoints strategic growth leaders in California

Los Angeles (February 14, 2023) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that it has appointed Danette Riddle, Hon. AIA/LA, and Veronica Siranosian, AICP, to its Strategic Growth team in the U.S. West Region for southern and northern California. With decades of industry experience between them, Ms. Riddle and Ms. Siranosian share a passion for the urban experience and a dedication to building community through sustainable and equitable planning, design and infrastructure. As LA Metro Executive and Bay Area Metro Executive respectively, Ms. Riddle and Ms. Siranosian will partner with the firm’s U.S. West regional leadership to drive major pursuits, brand awareness and geopolitical engagement.  

“We are thrilled to have Danette and Veronica as our strategic growth leaders in California,” says U.S. West Region Executive Matt Crane. “Both bring a strong background and an extensive understanding of our industry and most importantly, an unwavering commitment to help our clients create livable, sustainable and equitable communities. We look forward to seeing them continue their leadership track record at AECOM to take our business forward, and to help clients solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come.”

Ms. Riddle will transition from her role as the Buildings + Places Growth Lead to LA Metro Executive. Ms. Riddle has 37 years of strategy, marketing and communications expertise in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, with 25 of those years at AECOM and its legacy companies. Her extensive and varied expertise spans architecture, interiors, building engineering, urban planning, master planning, landscape architecture, economics and workplace strategy—positioning her to drive strategic pursuits in Greater Los Angeles.

“Each day, I’m honored to work with AECOM professionals who care deeply about collaboration and working with clients to improve critical and social infrastructure which every community relies upon,” shares Ms. Riddle. “Through my work in Los Angeles and Southern California, we have unique opportunities to create far-reaching and impactful solutions for challenging urban conditions and significantly those challenges related to climate.” 

Ms. Siranosian will bring her recent experience as Digital Director leading innovation and digital transformation in infrastructure to the role of Bay Area Executive. Acutely aware of how place shapes quality of life, she has dedicated her 15-year career to advancing building and infrastructure projects that connect people to opportunities and advance equity. She has worked with public, private, and nonprofit sector clients worldwide to deliver innovative infrastructure projects, with a focus on urban and transportation planning. Ms. Siranosian will also serve as Director of Growth for the Transportation business across all market sectors including transit, aviation, ports and marine, highways and construction management for the U.S. West Coast.

“As a proud resident of Oakland, I witness every day the transformative impact of critical infrastructure—from transit to great parks, to airports and ports, and beyond—on the quality of life for Bay Area residents,” said Ms. Siranosian. “I’m excited to partner with our Bay Area communities, clients, and colleagues to deliver the projects that continue to make the region a global leader in livability and further equity and inclusion across its many vibrant communities.”

About AECOM 

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.