Barge Waggoner Sumner And Cannon Announces New Land Resources Business Unit

Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Matt Stovall
Matt Stovall

Architecture and engineering firm, Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc. announces a new business unit called Land Resources with disciplines in civil engineering, landscape architecture, survey and transportation.

“This new business unit reaffirms the firm-wide reorganization that occurred four years ago,” said Bob Higgins, president and chief executive officer. “As the workload pipeline increases in demand, Barge Waggoner is now ready to match the growth with professionals from across all firm locations. Moreover, Land Resources positions Barge Waggoner to grow and expand its presence in our local offices with a more diverse project portfolio.” Barge Waggoner clients now have direct access to benefits that involve creative land resource technology from across the entire firm.

With over 20 years at Barge Waggoner, most recently serving as Chattanooga office manager, Matt Stovall is named director of Land Resources Business Unit. His office will remain in Barge Waggoner’s Chattanooga location, in which Stovall continues to be actively involved in the community.

“Land Resources will grant team members the opportunity to expand into new leadership and management roles,” said Mr. Stovall. “Our engineers, landscape architects and surveyors all play a critical role in impacting numerous communities through a variety of projects. This business unit seeks to carry on that Barge Waggoner tradition with these disciplines under the same umbrella.”

A graduate from the University of Tennessee, Mr. Stovall received his Master of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University. He is a registered landscape architect in seven states including Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. Mr. Stovall is actively involved in the Chattanooga community with membership in the Rotary Club and past graduate of Leadership Chattanooga.

Russell Moorehead, PE, has been promoted to Chattanooga office manager.

Mr. Moorehead has over 25 years of experience in municipal transportation, storm water management, water distribution, and wastewater collection issues. Prior to joining Barge Waggoner, he served as Public Works director for the city of Marietta, Ga., for more than a decade. Mr. Moorehead joined Barge Waggoner in 2010 and previously held the position of vice president, senior project engineer.

As Chattanooga office manager, Mr. Moorehead reports to Mr. Stovall. “Early in his tenure, we recognized Russell as a strong candidate for any leadership position at Barge Waggoner,” said Mr. Stovall. “His leadership has proven successful as multiple programs in the Chattanooga area required operational efficiency and attention to details.”

Mr. Moorehead graduated from the University of Tennessee in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers and past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc., is an employee-owned architecture and engineering firm and provides services from conception to completion that includes engineers, architects, landscape architects, and surveyors employed in Tennessee, Alabama and Ohio. Celebrating more than 55 years of award-winning service, Barge Waggoner has consistently ranked inside the top 200 multidisciplinary firms in the nation by Engineering News Record. 


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