Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s board of directors recently named Dan Whalen, P.E., a senior vice president.

Whalen, principal of the power and industry market, works at the firm’s Springfield, Ill., headquarters. As market principal, he oversees project planning, permitting, design and construction support services for Hanson’s industrial and power generation and transmission clients. Throughout his career at Hanson, he has provided geotechnical engineering, project management, feasibility studies, site evaluations, quality assurance and quality control and other services for projects nationwide and in several foreign countries.

Whalen received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Society of American Military Engineers.