H. Daniel Cessna, P.E. is the President of CDR Maguire’s Engineering Division, bringing over 28 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. His leadership experience spans the transportation and engineering markets—from project and program management, construction management and maintenance—to business development, client relations, and operations.

Prior to joining CDR Maguire, Cessna was a Senior Vice President for Michael Baker International, serving as National Practice Lead for Transportation since 2019, and Regional Director of their Pennsylvania operations from 2017. He served 24 years with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)—his last 12 years there as District Executive for District 11, where he was responsible for the State Transportation system in the Pittsburgh metro, including 1,802 bridges; 2,576 miles of highway; and four tunnels in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence Counties.

Cessna is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering in Pittsburgh, PA. He is on the Board of Directors of the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) and is a Past President of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania and the American Society of Highway Engineers.

He holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.