Barge Waggoner Sumner And Cannon Announces New Land Resources Business Unit

Tuesday, March 5, 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. 


Russell Moorehead
Russell Moorehead


DEML Opens Counseling Practice

Gloria Deml, PH.D, ME.D, BSN of Chattanooga announces the opening of her counselling practice.  She is a 2007 graduate of the National Christian Counselor Association in Sarasota, Fl. and a 2016 graduate from Winchester School of Christian Counseling and Seminary.  Dr. Deml additionally holds a BSN in nursing from the University of Maryland and a master’s in education ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Nov. 20-24

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Red Bank Council Meeting 12:00-1:00 p.m. Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Drive, behind Erlanger North Speaker: Senator Bo Watson Meetings cost $10. .............................. .............................. .............................. .... (click for more)

3 People Shot Early Saturday Morning; 1 Is Killed; 2 Victims Are Known Gang Members

Ladarius Cross, 28, Terrance Careathers, 26, and a juvenile were shot early Saturday morning. Cross was killed.   Chattanooga Police responded to a motor vehicle crash at 5:16 a.m. in the 1400 block of Roanoke Avenue.   Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police Officers located the single vehicle crash with two people suffering for apparent gunshot wounds. The driver, ... (click for more)

CSAS Teacher Who Was Once Reported Missing Facing DUI Charge

A teacher at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, who recently was reported missing and then was spotted, has now been arrested. John Albert Eaton, 44, was arrested Sunday in Red Bank on a DUI charge. He gave his address as 9580 Sweet Gum Lane, Soddy Daisy. Eaton's wife had reported him missing after she said he told her he was going to the school on a Sunday afternoon ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Should Be Problem Solvers Around The City

Re: Roy Exum’s “Stay, Signal Mountain, Stay”  Well this article is something to think about. I think the split could go either way, and Signal Mountain schools would still flourish, as they have done for the past several years. What I'm worried about is why Signal Mountain has not yet had the guts to go be problem solvers at Howard, or Tyner, or Central. Why do ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The School Board Bullies

When the good people of Signal Mountain join with their loved ones to give thanks for many, many blessings on this hallowed Thursday, you can bet the Hamilton County Department of Education will be on nary a list. For the past year a diligent advisory committee has studied the feasibility of forming its own school district and exactly one week prior to Thanksgiving, the misguided ... (click for more)