Emerging Leaders

Class of 2020 – Don Hartman

Don Hartman
Arora & Associates

Professionally, I am a senior civil engineer working at Arora and Associates, P.C. in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Over the years I have done complete roadway designs, hydrology and hydraulics, permitting, and project management. Previous stops in my 24-year career included Princeton Township and Parsons Brinckerhoff (currently WSP).

Personally, I a husband of 17 years to my wife Debbie and a father to two children, Cassidy, 12, and Ben, 10. I have resided in Hopewell Township, New Jersey since 2003. Aside from my family, my favorite things in life are going to Rutgers basketball and football games, skiing, mountain biking, and heading to my in-law’s house in Harvey Cedars to hit the beach and paddleboard.

A fun fact: Over the last 5 years, my wife and I, along with two other couples, have been making our own wine. We have the grapes shipped from Sonoma or Chile and have purchased all the equipment second hand. Each time we make 100 liters, or approximately 133 bottles. So far, we’ve made Cabernet, Zinfandel, Riesling, and Carménère.

My favorite quote (unknown): If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

My job would be a lot easier if….The clients understood how long project tasks actually take and budgeted their funding accordingly.