JAMES D. (JIM) DANNENBAUM, P.E.
President / Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Professional Engineer, Texas, #25855
In 1975, Jim Dannenbaum, son of Dannenbaum’s founder Joseph B. Dannenbaum, became President and CEO and began expansion of the firm. During his career, he has extensively served as a member of various State Boards and Commissions related to water resources, air quality, pollution control and mitigation, transportation, regional and Statewide mobility, and intergovernmental relations as well as civic, educational and charitable boards. In 2007, Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed him to a 6-year term on the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents. Jim served as Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Student, Faculty and Staff Campus Life Committee and served on the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee as well as the Health Affairs Committee. In addition, he served on the Board of Lease for University Lands. He chaired the newly formed Committee on Tech Transfer and Commercialization of Technology. He serves on the Board of Visitors of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, UT Houston Medical School Development Board, The Center for Houston’s Future, and recently completed a Board term on the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP). Jim has been instrumental in a number of large infrastructure projects since taking the reins including the Grand Parkway (SH 99) Design-Build Toll Road Project (Segment F-1) in Harris and Montgomery Counties; both the Hardy and Sam Houston Toll Roads; Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project (TSARP); West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA) Program Management; and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) Light Rail Transit (LRT) North Corridor, all in Harris County, Texas. Jim has also led numerous other major infrastructure projects throughout the State of Texas.