Irvin Richter ’66, chairman and chief executive officer of Hill International (NYSE:HIL), was named to the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame. He was one of only four laureates this year.
This is a lifetime achievement award for individuals who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life and the business climate in New Jersey, and who will also serve as “role models for the next generation of New Jersey’s business leaders,” according to Dave Weaving, chair of the induction event, scheduled for April.
Richter founded Hill in 1976 and the company is now considered one of the premier construction consulting firms in the world, with 2,500 employees in 85 offices worldwide. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States. Projects include the Channel Tunnel (where he served on the Oversight Committee), Al Fateh University in Libya, Palm Island in Dubai, Renovation of the Path Station at the World Trade Center, EPCOT, the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, LA Metro, Washington Metro, and Bahrain Airport, among thousands in which Hill has been involved.
Richter is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and the Construction Industry Round Table. He is or has been members of the boards of Rutgers University, Temple University Hospital, Construction Management Association of America (where he was elected a fellow), Energy Power & Storage, incNETWORKS, among others, and is the author of numerous publications. He is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars and is licensed to practice law up through the US Supreme Court. He has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by both Wesleyan University and Rutgers University School of Law at Camden, where he earned his J.D. He serves as secretary for Wesleyan’s Class of 1966.