Bastion brings more than 15 years of experience managing complex infrastructure projects and has an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the Gulf Coast region. He most recently served as the Bridge Department Manager for HNTB’s Gulf Coast presence, leading the team to successfully deliver complex infrastructure projects across Louisiana and Mississippi.
“Dusty is a seasoned leader with a proven track record of success in project management, business development, and client relations, making him an ideal fit for this leadership role,” said Chris Price, PE, HNTB Central Division President. “His experience, expertise, and energy will be invaluable as we continue to grow and expand our presence in the Gulf Coast region.”
As Office Leader, Bastion will be responsible for managing HNTB’s Gulf Coast operations, including overseeing project delivery, client relations, business development, and employee development. He will work closely with HNTB’s senior leadership team.
“I am honored to take on this new role and excited to lead HNTB’s Gulf Coast team,” Bastion said. “Our region is experiencing tremendous growth and development, and I look forward to working with our clients to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that will benefit the communities we serve.”
Bastion will be based in the firm’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana, office. HNTB’s Gulf Coast region clients include the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City-Parish of Baton Rouge, the City of New Orleans, Ascension Parish, Capital Area Transit System, and the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, among others.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, and South Carolina.