James M. Festa, PE
Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer
In his role as McFarland Johnson's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Jim is responsible for optimizing operations to ensure efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources. He is also responsible for implementing the company vision through the execution of the firm's strategic and operational plans. Jim has held numerous technical, management and leadership positions at McFarland Johnson and at other firms over his 30 year career. He is currently a trustee of the MJ ESOP.
Jim has held a variety of titles over his career related to transportation planning, design and construction management projects. He has extensive experience in airport and highway design and construction having worked on numerous projects throughout the northeast.
He is very active in the MJ Mentoring Program and enjoys working with young professionals at the firm in an effort to assist them in their career development.
Jim is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer in four states. He is also a graduate of the ACEC Senior Executives Institute.