Neel-Schaffer adds new personnel

Neel-Schaffer recently hired four new members to its growing staff within its Environmental Science Division. The firm recently made a key hire aimed at beefing up its GIS division, adding Carl Gordon as an environmental scientist. Gordon has worked as a consultant for numerous federal, state and local entities, including the General Services Administration, USDA Forest Service, Western Area Power Administration, State of Arizona, Maricopa County Association of Governments and the City of Phoenix. In addition to his work as a consultant, Gordon has been employed with the National Park Service, supervising archaeological projects throughout the Southwest and California.

Gordon has more than 10 years of experience conducting analyses and providing GIS support for a variety of environmental studies.

Gordon has a bachelor of arts in archaeological studies with a minor in earth sciences from Boston University. He is 40-hour HazWoper certified and has been coordinating and conducting hazardous materials investigations for four years.

He will work out of Neel-Schaffer’s Ridgeland office.

Neel-Schaffer has hired Ken McCarley as a senior project geologist. He more than 27 years’ experience in the petroleum, mining and environmental fields.

Prior to joining Neel-Schaffer, McCarley served as the director of the Mining and Reclamation Division at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

McCarley has a bachelor of science in geology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master of science in geological engineering Science from the University of Mississippi.

The firm has hired Jay King as a senior project manager in the company’s Telecommunications Division. King will specialize in construction management and testing services of the firms wireless communication sites.

Prior to joining Neel-Schaffer, King served as president of BTE Management Group.

Neel-Schaffer has also added James Malone, a licensed professional engineer, to its team of aviation experts. He brings more than seven years’ experience in site development and airport planning and design.

As an engineer II, Malone’s duties will include project management and engineering design, with a focus in aviation.

Malone, who works in Neel-Schaffer’s Ridgeland office, received his bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee in 2003. He is set to receive a master’s degree in engineering in the spring.

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