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CDR Maguire Announces H. Daniel Cessna, P.E. as the New President of Engineering

CDR Maguire Announces H. Daniel Cessna, P.E. as the New President of Engineering

January 24, 2022

Contact: Carlos Duart
(305) 807-5016

CDR Maguire Announces H. Daniel Cessna, P.E. as the New President of Engineering 

Pittsburgh, PA – H. Daniel Cessna, P.E. joins CDR Maguire as President of the Engineering Division, bringing over 28 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.  His leadership experience spans the transportation and engineering markets—from project and program management, construction management and maintenance—to business development, client relations, and operations.


Prior to joining CDR Maguire, Dan was a Senior Vice President for Michael Baker International, serving as National Practice Lead for Transportation since 2019, and Regional Director of their Pennsylvania operations from 2017.  Prior to this, he worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for 24 years—his last 12 years there as District Executive for District 11, where he was responsible for the State Transportation system in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, including 1,802 bridges; 2,576 miles of highway; and four tunnels in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence Counties. 


“We are thrilled to have Dan join the CDR family. His reputation in Pennsylvania is second to none—and coupled with CDR’s decades of experience and high-profile projects in Pennsylvania, it is a winning combination. Bringing on Dan demonstrates CDR’s unwavering commitment to excellence and growth, founded on the trust and confidence of our clients,” said Carlos Duart, CEO of CDR Enterprises—CDR Maguire’s parent company. 


“I am very excited to join the CDR Maguire team,” said Dan. “The CDR Maguire team has a great reputation with their clients in the local market.  I look forward to working with the team to expand our reach, providing a range of innovative services and solutions to help our clients address their ever-growing challenges.”


Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering in Pittsburgh, PA.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) and is a Past President of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania and the American Society of Highway Engineers. 


He holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Founded in 1938, CDR Maguire is an engineering firm known for innovation and alternative project delivery solutions. With offices across the nation, the firm has expanded beyond engineering consulting services to include emergency management solutions and disaster health and medical services—overseeing over $2 billion in construction per year and over $10 billion in disaster recovery. Known for our response time, quality of work, and client interface—we have contributed to some of the east coast’s most important infrastructure projects, including the I-376 & I-279 CM/CI, Southern Beltway CM, Mon-Fayette Expressway Design & CM/CI, I-76 Total Reconstruction MP 12-14, the 6th, 7th, and 9th Street Bridge Rehabilitations, South 10th Street Rehabilitation, the I-195 I-Way Relocation and the Boston Big Dig—as well as Recovery & Response for the 2020 Oregon Wildfires, and Response for the Marshall Fire in Colorado.