Beth Kigel

Beth Kigel


Beth Kigel serves as vice president, national practice consultant, and director of smart and connected solutions. She is based in HNTB’s Miami office. 

Kigel is a global thought-leader in new mobility and smart city ecosystems and is responsible for assisting transportation agencies, cities and regions in developing smart and connected infrastructure solutions.  

Previously, she served as Florida Transportation Commissioner from 2012-2019. Kigel also served as president and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce covering a 10-municipality region. Under her leadership, the Chamber took on key strategic initiatives contributing to improved economic prosperity in the region. Prior to this role, Kigel served in various private sector leadership positions, within engineering and other firms, in areas such as finance, business development, and quality assurance, to government relations.  

Kigel is active on numerous appointed boards and industry associations, including ITS World Congress Board of Directors; Chair, ITS America Emerging Technologies Committee; Vice Chair of Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees; University of Florida Transportation Institute External Board of Advisors; Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; chair, Autonomous Florida Program; MobilityXX Steering Committee; Leadership Florida where she served as Chair, Board of Directors 2017-2018; and more.  

She received the 2018 Leadership and Innovation Award, presented at the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit. Beth also received the 2021 Florida Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award for her Autonomous Florida leadership. 

Beth Kigel is also recognized as one of the Florida 500, Florida Trend’s recognition of Florida’s 500 most influential executives.