MARLTON, N.J. and PHOENIX, Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that Albert V. Romano has joined Hill's Project Management Group as Vice President and head of its Phoenix, Arizona office. Romano has more than 32 years of engineering, infrastructure, and management experience. His professional experience includes project and program management, office and regional operations management, strategic and business growth, market segment leadership and client relationship management. Before joining Hill, he served as Vice President of Federal Infrastructure Services at ATCS, P.L.C. Prior to that, Romano worked with Michael Baker Jr. Inc. where he held several senior management and leadership positions over a 17-year period. Amongst his various roles, he served as Senior Vice President and West Area Manager for multiple, multi-disciplinary offices throughout the Western United States (including the Southwest and Alaska). Romano also served as Senior Program Principal for major federal projects and programs nationwide, as well as Market Services Manager for homeland security nationwide. Romano earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Maryland and his M.G.A. in general administration from the University of Maryland University College. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager and is actively involved in several professional organizations, having most recently served a three-year term as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP). "Albert is very strong operations and business development professional," said Michael B. Smith, Senior Vice President and Western Regional Manager for Hill's Project Management Group. "We are sure that his leadership will lead to further growth for our Phoenix office," added Smith. Hill International, with 3,500 employees in 110 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 . The Hill International, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5733 Certain statements contained in this press release may be considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby. Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results, performance and achievements, or industry results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include: modifications and termination of client contracts; control and operational issues pertaining to business activities that we conduct on our own behalf or pursuant to joint ventures with other parties; difficulties we may incur in implementing our acquisition strategy; the need to retain and recruit key technical and management personnel; and unexpected adjustments and cancellations related to our backlog. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.