“Steve is a client-focused leader, so I am confident he will quickly add value to the region’s clients and programs,” said Michelle Dippel, HNTB Western Region President.
As Northwest Division President, Knobbe is responsible for leading operations and strategic planning in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. He actively represents HNTB in civic- and industry-related associations, helps recruit talent to the firm, and fosters relationships with clients and thought leaders.
Over 35 years, Knobbe has served as a transportation professional and client-focused leader in a number of leadership roles where he led over $10 billion of complex transportation programs in highways, tolls, transit, and aviation.
As Office Leader, Knobbe expanded HNTB’s office presence to Fort Worth, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas, growing the North Texas and Arkansas offices to more than 170 employees. He was recognized in 2019 by the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar with the Ray LaHood Man of the Year Award.