Leadership

KLJ’s management team has more than 100 years of engineering, client relations and project management experience. The team is actively involved in overseeing engineering, surveying and planning projects requiring intense problem solving analysis and resourceful leadership. In addition to managing corporate operations and ensuring client satisfaction, KLJ leaders mentor employees to enhance the sound company foundation.



Niles Hushka, PE — Chief Executive Officer

Niles Hushka has more than 32 years of leadership experience and is a registered professional engineer in Michigan, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. After earning a bachelor of science in civil engineering from North Dakota State University, Niles began his career as an entry-level KLJ engineer in 1978. In 1983, Hushka created KLJ’s airport division and was promoted to Bismarck office manager. He was promoted again in 1986 to marketing director and director of airport services. Learn More...
 

Barry Schuchard, PE — Chief Production Officer

As CPO, Barry Schuchard oversees KLJ's production and business development. Schuchard has more than 27 years of leadership experience. Schuchard earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. He is a registered professional engineer in North Dakota, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn More...
 

Dean Anagnost, PE — Chief Financial Officer

Dean Anagnost has more than 26 years of experience as a consulting engineer, with significant experience related to serving the needs of independent and rural telecommunication clients. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and completed graduate studies in business and finance from North Dakota State University. He is a registered professional engineer in numerous states including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Arkansas, Michigan, Montana, Wyoming and New Mexico. Learn More...
 

Mark Anderson, PE — Senior Executive, Director of Transportation Services

Mark Anderson began working for KLJ in 1992 and has served in many capacities on various projects including project engineering, senior engineer, principal and project manager. Today, he oversees diverse transportation projects at local and national levels. As a member of the senior executive team, Anderson is responsible for the overall corporate strategy and brings guidance through his years of experience in the transportation system. Learn More...
 

Lanny Harris, PE — Senior Executive, Director of Telecommunications Services

Lanny Harris joined KLJ in 1992 as a project engineer. In 1996, he assumed additional responsibilities of a senior engineer/project manager. In 2008, he was named director of Telecommunications Services, and was elected as a senior executive leader in 2010. Learn More...