Hilary Peterson

Business Development Manager

What I Do:

In my position with CRANSTON, I create proposals for public- and private-sector clients that highlight the company’s strengths, history, and overall ability to deliver innovative projects throughout the Southeast. I also assist with marketing and strategic relations initiatives, using my graphic design background to create meaningful designs for internal communications, as well as conferences and other client-facing arenas.

My Professional Experience:

A native southerner hailing from Tennessee, I have lived in the Central Savannah River Area since 2008. After graduation, I landed in the world of government proposal consulting as a graphic designer and desktop publisher. After two years, I advanced to proposal production manager, overseeing all aspects of the proposal process and managing teams from initiation to submittal of multi-volume, winning proposals.

Through my 10-plus years in the proposal consulting business, I gained a broad range of experience in large-scale proposals for multi-million- (and billion-) dollar projects for the U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense, and Homeland Security, as well as NASA and the United Nations.

My background has given me the knowledge of what it takes to build a strong team of multi-faceted talent and the toolset necessary to succeed at CRANSTON, assisting in the effort to continue to promote growth and advance the company vision by creating new processes and standards for proposals—ones that will increase CRANSTON’s ability to gain additional work and expand into new markets.

My Education:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with Minor in Communications, University of South Carolina Aiken

Why “empowering communities to thrive” is so important to me:

Living in North Augusta, S.C. for the past few years, I have watched the riverfront community evolve into a desirable place to raise a family and participate in many recreational activities, as well as seen an increased amount of boutique shopping and dining experiences pop up. These developments embody what it means to ‘empower communities to thrive,’ and I’m proud that CRANSTON has had a hand in working in this and surrounding communities for more than 50 years.

Email: hpeterson@cranstonengineering.com