MEET OUR TEAM

Who We Are

Balter has a diverse group of talented individuals with backgrounds that allow us to tackle any problem. Find out who we are .

LORI BALTER

President

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EDWARD BALTER

Executive Vice-President

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ENGINEERING

JAY WHITTLE, PE, PG

Technical QA Review and Senior Consultant

After 8,000+ projects throughout the country, Jay still finds Geotechnical Engineering and Construction to be exciting. He especially enjoys solving the ever-changing hidden challenges that arise underground. Jay and his wife love Rock N’ Roll and Boogie-Woogie Blues, and dancing a little East Coast and West Coast Swing! In calmer moments, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, and bird-watching in their woods. After his Vietnam service, his avocation has become studying all things military.

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JEREMY COOPER, PE

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Jeremy has been working as a geotechnical and materials testing engineer here in Maryland for the last three decades.  His passion is to solve complex issues, resulting in cost effective designs and innovative construction methods.  Mr. Cooper has performed peer reviews of geotechnical designs, and has served as an expert witness in several geotechnical and construction related failures.  Jeremy enjoys a busy life with four children, his wife BeeJay, and their Schnoodle and Labradoodle.

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KRIS CRIST, PE, PG

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Kris joined Balter as a geotechnical engineer in 2002 from Southern California, where he began his career.  Since joining Balter, he has worked on many exciting projects including new airport terminals and runways, government facilities, and roads and bridges.  With a background from the University of Delaware in geology and geophysics he still finds time to be in the field with the drill crews.  Outside of work, Kris enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 kids and 2 dogs, as well as watching baseball and traveling the country.

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Adam Harmer, PE

Senior Project Manager

Adam joined Balter as a Senior Project Manager/Construction Manager in 2021 and is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in managing large-scale airport infrastructure construction and rehabilitation projects, both in the Design Phase and on-site during the Construction Phase.  He graduated from the University of Waterloo (Canada) with a Bachelor's of Civil Engineer (2004). Adam's project experience includes airport facilities throughout the US, Canada, Singapore, Kenya, Oman, and Manitoba. Outside of the office, Adam and his wife are loving parents to beautiful daughter.  

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LABORATORY

Samuel Svoboda

Geologist/Environmental Specialist/Materials Laboratory Services

Sam joined Balter in 2020 and has more than 5 years of professional experience in the geotechnical and geo-environmental industry. He has a degree in Geology from University of Georgia and is WACEL and ACI Laboratory certified. Sam participates throughout the office with unique assignments offering his unique expertise.

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QA/QC AND SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

LLOYD TILLMAN

Aviation QA/QC Manager

Lloyd has been with Balter for almost 20 years as the senior manager Airport construction and Special Inspection projects. After working on almost $10 billion worth of projects, Lloyd still finds time to serve on various Committees and Boards. When not at work, Lloyd spends time with his wife, 2 daughters, and 6 grandchildren. Some day, he hopes to play more golf.

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TONY LORD

Quality Assurance Supervisor

Originally from Ohio, Tony moved to Maryland in the 1960's and started working the Robert B. Balter Company in 1978 after attending University of Maryland. He took a liking  to the fast paced and challenging environment of large construction projects, and continues to do so to this day. He is passionate about quality assurance, especially on large and complex projects. In his spare time, Tony enjoys playing guitar, target shooting, fitness, and spending time with his granddaughters.

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