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Sullivan to lead Neel-Schaffer’s Tennessee Operations

Richard Sullivan, PE, has joined Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer and will manage the company’s Tennessee operations from its Nashville office. Sullivan has 20 years of experience as a Transportation Engineer and Project Manager. He worked the last six years with The Corradino Group in Brentwood, Tenn., and prior to that he worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, where he filled a ...

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CE&I Engineer Charles Eleazer joins Neel-Schaffer in South Carolina

Charles Eleazer, PE, has joined the Neel-Schaffer, Inc., and will manage its Construction Engineering and Inspection work in South Carolina, working out of the Columbia office. Eleazer has nearly three decades of experience, including 27 with the South Carolina Department of Transportation. His responsibilities for Neel-Schaffer will be coordination of all CE&I work in South Carolina and surrounding areas. He ...

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Neel-Schaffer now 177th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., improved 10 spots to 177th on the nation’s list of the Top 500 Design firms for 2017, according to Engineering News-Record, which compiles the list. This marks the 23nd consecutive year Neel-Schaffer has been included in ENR’s Top 500. The Top 500 Design Firms list, published annually, is based on design-specific revenue earned over the past year. Neel-Schaffer ...

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Leadership changes at AIA

After 10 years as executive director of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Joe Blake is retiring and passing the title to Amber Lombardo. Blake orchestrated the plans for building the chapter, and built it with his longtime assistant Kristen Anderson, who also is leaving the organization to spend more time with her family. Lombardo, has a ...

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Terracon welcomes Wilson

Erica Wilson has joined Terracon Consultants, Inc., as a project industrial hygienist. Based in the Ridgeland office, Wilson will serve clients in the private and public sectors in Mississippi. Wilson’s experience includes more than seven years with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), where she provided compliance assurance for asbestos and lead-based paint regulations, such as the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act guidelines for schools. She is an EPA-certified Inspector ...

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MSU faculty honored

Four faculty members in Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design recently received national awards for their exemplary work in architectural education. School of Architecture associate professors Hans Herrmann and Alexis Gregory and assistant professor Emily McGlohn, along with Building Construction Science assistant professor Michele Herrmann, were formally recognized with two Architectural Education Awards by the Association of Collegiate ...

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Ehrman joins Neel-Schaffer

Brad Ehrman, PE, has joined the Neel-Schaffer firm as a Hydraulics Engineer and Senior Project Manager. Ehrman has nearly 15 years of engineering experience in project management, hydraulics/hydrology, and erosion control, regulations, policies, and design. He will provide services for clients across the region. That will include assisting the firm with its on-call special drainage studies contract with the Georgia ...

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Funchess joins design firm

Brian Funchess, recently joined Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects as an Intern Architect and visual software specialist. Funchess is a Mississippi State University graduate where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree.  Funchess also obtained his OSHA Construction Safety License and certificate in Carpentry while attending the Career Development Center in Jackson. Funchess is a musician and is active in his ...

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Neel-Schaffer appoints VP

Vijay Kunada, PE, PTP, PTOE, has been named a Vice President at Neel-Schaffer. Kunada joined Neel-Schaffer in 2006 and has 15 years of experience. He works in the firm’s Lafayette (Louisiana) office, where he serves as the Engineer Manager, focusing on local and regional transportation plans, travel demand models, GIS projects, safety studies, traffic signal timing plans, corridor analysis, traffic ...

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Keeney joins Neel-Schaffer

Structural Engineer Matt Keeney, PE, has joined Neel-Schaffer in its Tuscaloosa, Ala., office. Keeney, who has 17 years of experience, will oversee all structural design for our industrial and private clients.  He has experience in the structural design of commercial facilities, ranging from manufacturing plants to power plants.

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