Thompson Engineering headshots Monday, August 30, 2021, in Mobile, Ala. (Mike Kittrell)

Peter Hortman

Transportation Division Leader

As the Transportation Division Leader for Thompson Engineering, Peter is responsible for managing growth and expansion initiatives, operations, and business development activities of Thompson Engineering’s transportation market efforts. The company’s transportation clients cover an eight-state region across the Southeastern U.S. Peter joined Thompson Engineering in 2019 as Manager of Georgia Operations. In that position, Peter expanded company services in Georgia to include CEI/MEI and design services to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and local governments.


Before joining Thompson Engineering, Peter worked for Pond & Company as Transportation Director; URS Corporation as the Georgia Business Development lead; and GDOT as a lobbyist and liaison to State and Federal legislators and as the Executive Assistant for two GDOT Commissioners.


Originally from Buffalo, New York, Peter moved to Atlanta after earning undergraduate degrees in Planning and Political Science from Canisius College. He also holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgia State University.


Peter gives his time to several professional and civic groups. He is also President of Friends of Mabry Park, a 501(c)(3) to raise awareness and support for a passive park on historic farmland in East Cobb County, Georgia. He also coaches in the Trojan Youth Lacrosse & Trojan Youth Basketball programs.

Thompson Engineering