H. J. Russell & Company Promotes Darius Broughton to Director of Program Management

Darius Broughton

H. J. Russell & Company Promotes Darius Broughton to Director of Program Management

We’re excited to announce the promotion of Darius Broughton from Program Controls Manager to the Director of Program Management.

As a Program Controls Manager, Darius led the cost, schedule, and risk teams for the ATLNext program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which encompasses more than 230 projects. In his new role as Director of Program Management, Darius will lead Russell’s efforts, alongside joint venture partner Jacobs Project Management Co., for ‘More MARTA,’ a $3-billion service improvement program, the largest in the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s (MARTA) history. In addition to managing construction spending, Russell and Jacobs will oversee the project management process, quality assurance and project resources including planning, monitoring and performance measurements.

“As a company, we appreciate Darius’ innovative and efficient controls solutions that benefit our clients long after our projects end, and that will be of particular benefit to More MARTA,” said Curtis Wilson, Vice President, Transportation & Infrastructure, Program Management Division, Russell. “By having him in this role and on this program, Atlanta will benefit because I know he will do more than meet the expectations anticipated by MARTA as well as ’the many Atlantans, who rely on and use the service.”

Darius has demonstrated superior project controls for large, complex capital improvement programs totaling $4 billion and more, along with strong cost and schedule management skills for large-scale projects. 

“I’m excited about taking my deep experience and knowledge gained while working most recently on ATLNext and leveraging those insights to benefit another major transportation client that is so important to Atlanta,” said Darius. “The breadth and complexity of More MARTA is right up my alley, and I look forward to working in partnership to make this a program the entire city can be proud of.”  

Darius, a nearly 10-year Russell company veteran, earned his B.S. in bio-environmental engineering at North Carolina A&T State University, B.S. in physics from Morehouse College, and M.B.A. in global business from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He reports to Curtis Wilson, Vice President, Transportation & Infrastructure, Russell.