Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019

McMAHON is happy to announce the addition of several new employees to our staff over the past few months.


Don Hietpas has been hired as a K-12 Administration Specialist in McMAHON’s Architecture Division. Hietpas has more than 39 years of professional administrative experience, including 17 years with the Appleton Area School District, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for the District, and previously served on the Board of Education. He holds a Master’s Degree in School Business Management from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Government from Lawrence University. McMAHON has worked together with Hietpas on many projects in the Appleton Area School District, prior to his retirement from the District. Don’s long tenure with the Appleton Area School District resulted in Don heading up many successful referendum campaigns, and he has joined the McMAHON team to, in part, lend his experience and expertise to our K-12 school clients in their referendum efforts. His leadership and expertise in structuring successful referendums will add a valuable component to the services McMAHON offers to local schools.


Kyle Besaw, E.I.T. has joined the Environment & Infrastructure Division as a Civil & Municipal Design Engineer. Besaw has four years of construction, surveying, and CADD experience, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in structural and geotechnical design, from University of Wisconsin – Platteville.


Jill FitzSimons, P.E. has been hired as an Electrical Engineer in our Systems & Building Engineering Division. FitzSimons has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering, with an emphasis in electrical building systems, from Milwaukee School of Engineering. She has fifteen years of experience in engineering consulting, specializing in electrical design of lighting and lighting controls, as well as power distribution systems, voice data systems, intercom, security, access control and alarm systems for educational, healthcare, municipal, high-end residential, and commercial projects.


David Johnson has been hired as a Land Survey Technician in our Environment & Infrastructure Division. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography with an emphasis in Cartography and Physical Environment from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. His previous experience includes making maps of the coastal states for Rand McNally, working as a cartographer for East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, and most recently working for Outagamie County as the principal planner and deputy county surveyor in the Development and Land Services Department.