MARLTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that the company has named two new Vice Presidents in its Washington, DC office. Susan E. Schruth has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group. Schruth has more than 36 years of experience as a project manager, transit expert and management consultant. Prior to joining Hill, she worked for 22 years for the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA), most recently as Associate Administrator where she directed the project management oversight (PMO) program for over $50 billion in capital construction and rehabilitation by transit agencies nationwide. Before that position, she served as the FTA's Regional Administrator for each of Region 3 (based in Philadelphia) and Region 4 (based in Atlanta). Schruth holds a B.A. in political science from Newton College of the Sacred Heart, an M.A. in government from George Washington University and a J.D. from Suffolk University. She is a member of the Virginia Bar. Richard A. D. Vaughan, FRICS, FCIOB, has joined the company as Vice President with Hill's Construction Claims Group. Vaughan has more than 20 years of international construction experience in various industry sectors such as manufacturing, retail, hotel and leisure, residential, marine and infrastructure, commercial and airports. He was a lead consultant on Yas Island, one of the world's largest mixed use projects, he led a large team to negotiate claims on the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai International Airport in the U.A.E., he acted as a cost consultant for a large data center in Abu Dhabi and was a client's representative for lending organizations on numerous international projects. Prior to joining Hill, he was a Partner with VSH International and before that he was a Director with Davis Langdon. Vaughan holds a B.Sc. in quantity surveying from Polytechnic of Central London and has completed graduate coursework in international business law from the University of Liverpool. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building.