Title: Project manager for Draper Aden Associates, a full-service consulting, engineering and environmental services firm with locations in Virginia and North Carolina
Born: 1963 in Lexington, Ky.
Education: bachelor of science in civil engineering, 1985, Virginia Tech; master’s in environmental engineering, 1990, Virginia Tech
Career: R. Stuart Royer & Associates (starting in 1993 for 14 years); Anderson & Associates (two years); Stearns & Wheler (two years); Resource International (one year); O’Brien & Gere (three years); Randall & Associates (seven years); Chesterfield County utilities (six years); and Draper Aden, October 2021-present
Where in the metro area do you live?: Henrico County
Best business decision: “To leave medical school and join the water industry as an engineer designing wastewater plants. I’ve had a fulfilling career and love the work that I do. It’s been a great fit for me.”
Worst business decision: “Throughout my career, I wish that I had made a stronger commitment to professional organizations. These are valuable groups and I’m prioritizing engagement with them now.”