CAPE CHARLES, VA – Michael Crist has been named Deputy Director of Infrastructure for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District. He brings more than 24 years of extensive experience in the inspection, design, construction and rehabilitation of transportation, civil and marine projects.
He joins the District management team after serving more than 14 years with Moffatt & Nichol, a leading global infrastructure advisor and engineering design firm, where he was Vice President and Operations Manager. During his time at Moffatt & Nichol, he was heavily involved in the capital improvement and maintenance projects for port facilities, transportation facilities, offshore wind projects and coastal engineering projects throughout the Hampton Roads area and the Commonwealth, including mega-projects such as the Craney Island Eastward Expansion in Portsmouth, VA; Virginia Port Authority Program Management in Hampton Roads, VA; and the Heartland Corridor.
His primary focus as Deputy Director of Infrastructure will be to provide project oversight of the District’s largest capital project – the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project. In addition, Mr. Crist will be responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of the design, inspection and construction of all other capital projects procured through either the design-bid-build or the design-build-delivery methodology; ensuring compliance with federal and state policies, rules and regulations; coordinating work with other agencies and departments; and supervision of the District’s Maintenance Division, including all maintenance and engineering staff.
Jeff Holland, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, states, “Mike’s portfolio of occupational project experience, education, as well as his integral strategic advisory role with the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project, make him an exceptional fit for Deputy Director of Infrastructure for the CBBT. We welcome Mike in this vital capacity for the District.”
Mr. Crist holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana and a MS in Structural Engineering from the University of Maryland. Additionally, he is registered as a professional engineer in five states, including Virginia.