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Gulf States names VP

John Murray, CSI, CDT of Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects in Jackson has assumed the Vice President’s duties and responsibilities for the Gulf States Region Construction Specifications Institute. The Gulf States Region CSI is composed of 16 chapters with nearly 700 members of the construction industry in Alabama, Arkansas, Northwest Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Murray has been an member of ...

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Harrell joins FC&E

Richard Harrell, P.E., BCEE has joined FC&E Engineering as Director of Operations. Harrell retired from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality as Director of the Office of Pollution Control, where he was responsible for managing the agency’s Air, Water, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, CERCLA, Brownfields other programs and associated US EPA federal delegation of programs to the State. He has ...

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ACEC selects board, officers

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi has installed new officers for 2016-2017 with Scott Burge of Gulfport as President. Burge, a principal of A. Garner Russell and Associates, is a native of Pearl River County and a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Other board members are Jeff Dungan (National ...

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Neel-Schaffer hires Turner

Wyman Turner, PE, has joined Neel-Schaffer as a Project Manager based in the firm’s Tuscaloosa office. Turner, who has 12 years of experience, will manage transportation projects and handle Neel-Schaffer roadway projects for the Alabama Department of Transportation, the City of Tuscaloosa, and counties across the state. Turner has extensive experience working on multiple projects for ALDOT and Jefferson County, ...

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Corps selects Shaw

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently selected Thomas Shaw as chief of its Project Management Branch of its Programs and Project Management Division. Shaw will be responsible for supervising approximately 10 project management teams composed of project managers, project engineers, civil engineers, regional economist, engineering technicians and program analysts. . Previously, he was chief of the Flood ...

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Neel-Schaffer names 6 new vice presidents

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that six employees have been named Vice Presidents in the firm. The new Vice Presidents are Barry Alexander, PE, PTOE; Tom Henderson, PE, CM; Greg Judy, PE, PTOE; Mary Margaret Nicholson, PE; Sonny Smoak, PE; and Derrick Tucker, PE. Alexander is the Engineer Manager in the firm’s office in Jackson, Tenn. He joined Neel-Schaffer in 2002 ...

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Waggoner hires Eifert

Carl Eifert has joined Waggoner Engineering as a new engineering intern in the firm’s civil / structural / aviation division. Eifert will assist the department in the execution of various projects including roadway rehabilitations, site developments, airport improvements, storm water management facilities, and various other infrastructure projects. He will be responsible for planning, designing, drafting, and assisting with project management ...

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MDOT appoints Ratliff

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has appointed Brian Ratliff as District 5 Engineer. Ratliff will oversee the operations in 10 central Mississippi counties including the Jackson Metro Area and the counties along Interstate 20 eastward towards Meridian. Ratliff began working for MDOT as an Engineer in Training in 1996 after graduating from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science ...

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Ziegler joins Waggoner

Jennifer Sloan Ziegler has joined Waggoner Engineering as an engineering intern in the firm’s water resources and coastal programs department. Ziegler will lend her water resources and coastal restoration research experience in the Gulf of Mexico region, combined with her environmental and public policy expertise, to serve Waggoner’s state and local agency clients on environment and infrastructure programs and projects. ...

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Award-winning landscape architect discovered passion for career early

Christian Preus, who grew up in the small Mississippi Delta town of Webb, found his professional calling when he was just a high school student in Clarksdale. “I discovered landscape architecture and felt it was a great fit for me,” he said. What appealed to Preus most was the diversity of the profession, and how “I could have opportunities to ...

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