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Rocco R. Vespe Joins Hill International as Vice President

MARLTON, N.J., Oct. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that Rocco R. Vespe, P.E., FCMAA, has joined the company's Construction Claims Group as a Vice President. Vespe will be based out of Hill's corporate headquarters office in Marlton, New Jersey.

Vespe has more than 40 years of construction experience managing a wide spectrum of construction projects including transportation, commercial, residential, municipal, medical, power, chemical, petrochemical, hotel, gaming, educational and manufacturing facilities.  He has been qualified, and has testified, as an expert witness in the areas of general construction, performance of contractors and construction managers, roles and responsibilities of parties on a construction site, delays, change orders, damages, post-bid premiums, construction defects, estimating, safety and personal injury at federal and state courts, at arbitration, and in other forms of dispute resolution. Prior to joining Hill, he was a Director with Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. Vespe co-authored Construction Estimates: From Take-Off to Bid published by McGraw-Hill and has conducted seminars nationally on construction-related topics.

Vespe earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Drexel University.  He is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, Connecticut and Maine. Vespe is a Fellow of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and is currently president of the CMAA's Mid-Atlantic Chapter

"Rocco has extensive construction consulting and claims experience and is highly-regarded as a testifying expert throughout the industry," said Frank J. Giunta, P.E., Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Americas) for Hill's Construction Claims Group.  "We look forward to him being part of the Hill team," added Giunta.

Hill International, with 3,100 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.

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