Growing, Thriving, Howard Stein Hudson Welcomes New Owners

March 08, 2023

Please join us in congratulating our new Associate Principals: James Downing; Elaine Canepa, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; and Daniel Nelson, P.E.

HSH congratulates our newest Associate Principals and owners! As our firm grows, we continue to promote exceptional skilled professionals to our ownership group. These individuals focus on providing exceptional service to and collaboration with our clients.

“I am delighted that our ownership group continues to expand, providing our clients with new perspective as well as practical, implementable solutions. Please join me in congratulating our newest Associate Principals – James, Elaine, and Dan!” – Tom Stokes, President

James Downing is HSH’s Manager of Civil Engineering in Boston. With 17 years’ civil engineering experience, of which nine are with HSH, James excels as a leader, manager, and a technical expert. Managing the Boston-based civil engineering group, James has overseen a wide array of land development projects that address our community needs in a sustainable manner. James manages and designs the civil engineering components that make land development projects a reality. His skills include stormwater drainage treatment and design, permitting, grading, erosion control, on-site water supply design, and wetlands permitting.

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Elaine Canepa, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is HSH’s Human Resources Manager. Over the past nine years, Elaine has guided the company through significant growth. Elaine has enthusiastically helped meet the needs of our employees, while also helping recruit new employees across all departments. With more than 25 years’ experience, of which nine are with HSH, Elaine works to ensure efficient and effective policies, compliance, and benefits management for the firm. Her expertise includes employee relations, policy development, compliance, recruiting, benefits management, and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

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Daniel Nelson, P.E., is HSH’s Technical Leader of Roadway Design. Having joined the company over 20 years ago directly from UMass Lowell, Dan has been at the center of our growth in roadway design and public infrastructure project delivery. As a Senior Civil Engineer, Dan oversees all facets of roadway design from roadway, roundabout, and intersection alignment; grading; contract document and specification writing; and construction oversight. Dan draws on his significant experience to ensure our projects are designed and delivered in accordance with all applicable design standards.

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Please join us in congratulating James, Elaine, and Dan!