Leadership

Passionate Professionals, Exceptional Results

HBM’s leaders come from all walks of life and business. What they share: a persistent drive to explore and change the way the world builds. Meet the people who lead our quest for better.

“We favorably impact people, families and communities with our work, our projects and our charitable efforts. It’s an exciting place to be every day and our opportunities to contribute will grow as we continue to grow.” – Hayat Issa, President

900+

Projects done

22+

Years of experience

30+

Team Members

Our leadership

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Hayat Issa

President

“Guiding HBM with a legacy of over 28 years in the field of engineering, Hayat is our visionary President. With a wealth of experience in engineering management, project oversight, and client relations, she steers the ship with unwavering dedication. Hayat’s leadership ensures that every project we undertake is marked by precision and excellence. Her tireless commitment to our growth and success makes her an invaluable pillar of our team.”

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Moussa Issa, PhD, PE, SE

Chief Structural Engineer

“My role is a testament to my passion for precision in structural design. Leading a dedicated team, we tackle diverse challenges, from Complex bridge design to rehabilitation. Our work isn’t just about engineering; it’s about forging connections and creating lasting impact.
At HBM, we’re committed to building a better, safer world. Our journey continues, and with it, our opportunities to contribute and make a difference.”

Our Civil Engineering Team

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Joseph Glennon, PE

Lead Civil Engineer

“From Chicago’s iconic tied-arch bridge to complex urban interchange designs, we’re not just building infrastructure; we’re shaping the future. Our commitment to excellence and unwavering focus on quality ensure that every project leaves a lasting impact, setting new benchmarks in the world of civil engineering.”

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Robert Boro, PE

Senior Project Manager

“Bob brings a wealth of expertise to HBM. He is dedicated to ensuring quality and safety in all our projects, meeting the stringent requirements of agencies like IDOT, CDOT, ISTHA, CTA, METRA, and local municipalities. His commitment to excellence is unwavering, and he takes pride in mentoring junior staff to deliver lasting impact in the field of engineering.”

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Dan Abraham, PE

Senior Civil Engineer

“Guiding infrastructure projects with over 38 years of diverse engineering expertise, I’m driven to make a lasting impact. I’ve navigated the complexities of transportation, hydrology, and municipal systems, ensuring the success of projects in various sectors. My commitment to quality and innovation continues to drive our engineering endeavors.”

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Ken Drabant, PE

Project Engineer

“Ken Drabant, a dynamic force in civil engineering, takes infrastructure design to new heights. Ken’s contributions extend beyond theory, as evidenced by his practical involvement in shaping innovative infrastructure, such as IDOT District 1’s modern 5-legged roundabout at Cumberland Circle. What sets him apart isn’t just technical proficiency—it’s his holistic project management approach. His meticulous contributions elevate engineering projects to new levels of excellence. Ken is not just an engineer, but a visionary creator who continually sets new industry benchmarks.”

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Ali Issa, PE, PTOE

Civil Engineer

“Ali is a young and dynamic engineer, is a driving force in civil and transportation engineering. at young age, he’s making waves in the industry. Ali specializes in roadway and highway design. He’s not confined to the office, as he’s hands-on with structural field inspections for bridges and crucial structures. Ali’s youth is his greatest asset. His fresh perspective, adaptability, and innovative problem-solving set him apart. Ali represents the future of civil engineering, a young talent with the drive to achieve remarkable feats.”

Our Structural Engineering Team

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Moussa Issa, PhD, PE, SE

Chief Structural Engineer

“My role is a testament to my passion for precision in structural design. Leading a dedicated team, we tackle diverse challenges, from Complex bridge design to rehabilitation. Our work isn’t just about engineering; it’s about forging connections and creating lasting impact.
At HBM, we’re committed to building a better, safer world. Our journey continues, and with it, our opportunities to contribute and make a difference.”

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Robert Boro, PE

Senior Project Manager

“Bob brings a wealth of expertise to HBM. He is dedicated to ensuring quality and safety in all our projects, meeting the stringent requirements of agencies like IDOT, CDOT, ISTHA, CTA, METRA, and local municipalities. His commitment to excellence is unwavering, and he takes pride in mentoring junior staff to deliver lasting impact in the field of engineering.”

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Mahmoud Issa, PhD, PE

Senior Project Manager

“Envisioning the future of structural and civil engineering is what fuels my journey at HBM. With a dynamic team of engineers, we embark on diverse projects, from reimagining bridges to innovating building designs. Our mission is to engineer structures that not only withstand time but also pioneer a safer, more sustainable world through cutting-edge solutions and forward-thinking design.”

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John Saraceno, PE, SE

Senior Structural Engineer

“As a Senior Structural Engineer at HBM, I believe that our work positively influences our communities through safety and sustainability. In collaboration with our colleagues throughout the industry, we strive daily to ensure the success of our projects, to exceed the expectations of our clients and to provide safe, accessible infrastructure for the travelling public.”

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Lisa Buntin, PE, SE

Structural Project Engineer

“In the dynamic realm of civil engineering, I stand as a testament to the invaluable contributions of women in structural engineering. As a Senior Structural Engineer at HBM, I specialize in the design, analysis, and load rating of concrete and steel highway transportation structures. I represent not only technical excellence but also the strides women are making in the field. My mission is to ensure that every project I touch sets new standards for safety, innovation, and empower women in engineering.”

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Mustafa Alobaidi, PE, SE

Structural Project Engineer

“Mustafa is the driving force behind structural excellence at HBM. With a keen eye for meticulous inspections and project management, he ensures the safety and reliability of transportation infrastructure. His diverse skills and expertise are a vital asset to our team, maintaining our commitment to engineering excellence.”

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Hassan Issa, PE, SE

Structural Engineer

“Hassan’s extensive knowledge and experience ensure that our transportation infrastructure is not only sound but also adheres to the highest safety standards, making him a cornerstone in our commitment to engineering excellence.”

Ibrahim Lotfy, Ph.D.

Senior Structural Analyst

“Ibrahim is the driving force behind structural excellence at HBM. With a keen eye for structural engineering, he ensures the safety and reliability of transportation infrastructure. His diverse skills and expertise are a vital asset to our team, maintaining our commitment to engineering excellence.”

Alain Saroufim, Ph.D.

Staff Structural Engineer

“Dr. Alain brings a wealth of experience in structural engineering. With a Ph.D. from the UIC, he specializes in bridge design, concrete structures, and materials research. At HBM, he enhances the company’s structural engineering capabilities.”

Our CAD/IT Team

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Ahmad Issa

CAD & IT Manager

“Bringing technology and creativity to the forefront of our projects is what truly drives me. With over 15 years of experience in computer science, information technology, and the world of 3-D CADD, I’m here to ensure our team’s success. From meticulous CAD engineering drawings to navigating complex technical landscapes, I’m committed to making the intricate world of IT and design seamlessly align. Let’s craft the future together, one pixel at a time.”

Our Administrator Team

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Laura Ruiz

Administrator

“She excels in ensuring smooth operations, handling invoicing, and overseeing project budgets, supporting daily operations, management support and managing business correspondence. Her versatility and commitment are key assets to the company.”

Maria Issa, MBA

Administrative Assistant

“She excels in project management tasks. Her expertise spans project budgeting, documentation, accounting, and crafting cost proposals. Ms. Issa’s role involves day-to-day operational support for engineers and management.”