OUR LEADERSHIP

Earl Harrison, PE

President

Earl Harrison is President and founding partner of Hg Consult, a certified DBE firm in nine states. Earl has been successfully managing transportation projects around the Midwest for more than two decades, ranging from small municipal level street design projects to large DOT system-to-system interstate interchange projects, transportation corridor studies that encompass both preliminary and final roadway design. Earl has been involved in streetcar planning and design, and several large-scale design-build projects around the State of Missouri. Some recent projects include the Kansas City International Airport improvements, I-435 Missouri River Bridge Rehabilitation improvements, I-35 & Route 152/Kansas Street Improvements in Liberty, Missouri and I-470/Route 291 Bridge Rehabilitation project. He is actively involved on the KCK Chamber Board of Directors and ACEC-Missouri and Kansas chapters as well as other professional organizations. Outside of work, Earl enjoys coaching youth wrestling, playing golf and spending time with his wife and 3 children.

Bob Goodwillie, PE

Executive Vice President

Bob is a civil engineer with 40 years of engineering and management experience that includes directing complex projects from concept to fully operational status, and managing staff of 50 multi-disciplined professionals. He has a client-oriented approach to project management and leadership, and proven ability to interface with clients and owners to maximize project success. Bob has specialized in the management of multi-disciplined projects of all types and is a former CEO of an engineering company. As such, he has been project manager or principal-in-charge of a great variety of projects ranging from regional correctional facilities to research laboratories to automation and control of wastewater treatment facilities.

Stephen Wells, AICP

Senior Vice President

Stephen Wells is a partner and Vice President at Hg Consult. Steve has extensive project management experience on transportation planning projects throughout the nation, including environmental impact studies; transportation feasibility studies; multi-state high priority corridor studies; traffic impact evaluations; community and neighborhood plans; state, regional and local transportation master plans; state and regional freight plans; as well as transportation economic evaluations. Steve's portfolio includes the I-229 Double Decker Bridge EA in St. Joseph, the I-70 Truck Only Lanes Supplemental EIS between Kansas City and St. Louis, the I-80 Location Study and EA in the Quad Cities, and the Whitton Expressway EIS in Jefferson City. Steve has been actively involved in a number of professional societies and was the Chair of ACEC/MO for the 2019/2020 session.

Jerry Mugg, PE

Vice President

Throughout his career, Jerry Mugg has successfully served as the overall leader for multi-office transportation practices and has served as client service leader for several major clients. In addition, he has effectively delivered several major programs and projects for transportation infrastructure owners, including both highway and transit agencies. Jerry has successfully served as Project Director on many major highway/bridge design-build projects and program management assignments. He has managed complex highway corridor planning and engineering design projects, major investment studies, environmental impact statements, toll feasibility studies, general engineering consultant services for toll agencies, major interchange design projects, and transit studies. Most recently, Jerry has completed several Planning and Environmental Linkage studies in Iowa, Colorado and Missouri.

Rachel Lunceford, PE

Vice President

Rachel Lunceford is focused on securing and managing interstate, highway and roadway projects and growing Hg’s practice in Texas. She has extensive experience in implementing major projects and programs throughout the country, both on design-builds and public-private partnerships, as well as standard design-bid-build. She has served both owners and contractors; either as the general engineering consultant for transportation agencies or as the lead designer for contractors. Rachel managed over $4 billion of transportation infrastructure projects throughout the country, including oversight of the procurement and development of the $1.4 billion IH 35E Express Lanes Design Build project in Dallas and Denton Counties, TX. Some of her recent projects including serving as Project Manager overseeing the potential expansion of I-35 through Austin, and heading up HG activities on the Ports to Plains Corridor Study, the Austin to San Antonio Corridor Plan, National Highway System Review, Southeast Connector GEC, as well as the Sonora and Jacksonville Bypasses.

Dave Kocour, CEP, ENV SP

Vice President
Dave Kocour is an environmental scientist/planner with over 30 years of national experience predominantly with regards to infrastructure projects (e.g., roadways, bridges, aviation, transit, power, stormwater, disaster relief), and is also the manager of Hg Consult's Planning Department. Dave's experience includes project management; environmental impact studies; metropolitan/long range transportation plans; planning and environmental linkage studies; transportation master plans; transportation feasibility studies; corridor studies; area plans; redevelopment assessments; statewide freight plans; transit planning; multimodal studies; sustainable places studies; ramp metering studies; value engineering; ITS planning studies; advanced preliminary engineering studies; disaster relief; environmental site assessments; environmental permitting; on-call environmental/planning contract management; green stormwater solutions; waste investigations; wetland mitigation design; habitat surveys; and LiDAR studies. Some of Dave's high profile project experience includes work on several phases of the Kansas City Streetcar program, serving as an Environmental Specialist under FEMA following hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana, and over 20 DOT and Federal environmental impact studies. Dave is active in a number of professional organizations including APWA, ACEC and SAME where he currently serves as Secretary for the Kansas City Post Board of Directors.

Buddy Desai, PE

Vice President
Buddy Desai’s transportation experience encompasses over 30 years of managing complex roadway and bridge projects including large National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) corridor studies for interstates, U.S. highways, major state routes, and major river crossings as well as providing expert public involvement and Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) facilitation for transportation infrastructure improvements throughout the US. Buddy’s portfolio includes serving as project manager for the I-270 North EA and Route N EA in St. Louis, the I-44 Statewide Purpose and Need, the I-70 Second Tier EIS through Columbia, the Chester Bridge Mississippi River crossing at Chester, the Route 19 Missouri River crossing at Hermann, the Illinois Route 3 Connector EA in southern Illinois, and serving as the CSS lead for the La’aloa Avenue Extension and Lako Street Extension in Kona, HI. He is currently serving as Project Manager for MoDOT’s $100M I-70/US63 interchange planning and design project in Columbia, MO.

Mike Alexander, PE

Associate Vice President

Mike is the Manager of Hg Consult’s Water Services Group with extensive experience on water resources projects throughout the nation, including hydraulic modeling, H&H studies, highway and site drainage, streambank stabilization, best management practices, bridge scour, and floodplain management. Mike has design experience with HEC-RAS, MicroStation, INROADS, Storm and SelectCAD, HEC-HMS, ArcMap, PondPack, HY8, and GEOPAK. Mike’s highway drainage experience includes the Grandview Triangle Interchange for MoDOT, the Johnson County Gateway Project for KDOT, and the US 60/US 65 interchange for MoDOT.

Terry Hood, PE

Associate Vice President

Terry is the Manager of the Structural Design Group at Hg Consult. He is a Structural Engineer with twenty-eight years of design experience. His experience includes the structural design, detailing, plan and specification preparation for cast-in-place, drilled shaft and MSE retaining walls and bridges including: prestress girder, welded plate girder, reinforced concrete slab bridges, staged construction, bridge widening and bridge rehabilitation and repair. Terry’s structural design experience includes the Fairfax/US 69 Missouri River Bridge for MoDOT, I-29 over 9th Avenue for the Iowa DOT, and the Gateway Interchange Bridges (I-435, I35, and K-10) for KDOT.

Eric Reinkemeyer, PE, PTOE

Associate Vice President

Eric functions in multiple roles, including the firm’s lead traffic engineer, safety assessment specialist, signal design engineer, maintenance of traffic expert, and general roadway designer. Eric was the lead designer for the Improve I-70 study from I-470 to Grain Valley, MO where he developed numerous interchange alternatives and performed mainline operational analyses for I-70 using Highway Capacity software. He was also the lead traffic engineer for the design of the I-435/I-70 interchange in Kansas City, MO. Eric is proficient in Highway Capacity Software and the traffic simulation modeling programs Synchro and VISSIM. Additionally, Eric has substantial experience as a highway designer including assignments throughout Missouri that include; Route 364 in St. Charles County, Route 60 in Greene County, and the Noland Road Interchange in Jackson County.

Matt Spencer, PE

Associate Vice President

Matt is the Manager of the Roadway Design Group at Hg Consult. Matt functions in multiple roles as a Project Manager and Engineer with a diverse background including municipal, infrastructure, highway design, transportation design, land development and transportation planning. His experience includes interstate design, roadway design, rail design, construction, utility relocation coordination, drainage design, and many other aspects of transportation design. Matt’s highway design experience includes the I-435/I-70 Turbine Interchange for MoDOT, the US 15 and Botts Road Interchange for the City of Kansas City, and the I-70 Kansas Turnpike Widening for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

OUR TEAM

Troy Campbell, PE

Project Engineer

Master of Business Administration, Colorado State University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Gonzaga University
Licensed in Colorado

Mario Cancilla, PE

Roadway Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Licensed in KS

Josh Castor, PE

Project Manager

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri
Licensed in KS, MO, OK, TX, NE

Matthew Castor, PE

Project Manager

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla, Licensed in IA

Chad Charest, PE

Project Manager

PE, Env Sp, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University, Licensed in KS

Evan Dolan

Construction Engineer/Inspector

ATSSA Certified Instructor, DSIII Water License, PACP

Brenda Durbahn, MA

Iowa Business Practice Leader - Project Manager, Planning

Master of Arts, Biology, University of Northern Iowa

Brittany Ford

Civil Designer

Associates of Arts, Drafting & Design Technology, Ozarks Technical Community College

Earl Hacker

Site Civil Designer

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Mark Hill

Civil Designer

Nathan Hladky, P.E., PTOE

Project Manager

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
Licensed in MO, KS, TX, IA, CO

Kellen Huffman, EI

Water Resources Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri

Jennifer Johnson, JD

Transportation & Environmental Planner

Masters of Urban and Regional Planning/Juris Doctorate, University of Iowa

Annika Jurczyk

Engineering Intern

Sean Kellar, PE, PTOE

Traffic Engineering Project Manager

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Arizona State University
Licensed in CO, MO, KS, WY, AZ 

Richard Michael

Civil Designer

Bachelor of Science, Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology, University of Central Missouri

Debra Page, PE

Transportation Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering University of Missouri - Rolla
Licensed in Missouri and Illinois

Tricia Petersen, EI

Roadway Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University

Oubon Phongsavath, PE

Roadway & Water Resources Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Kansas
Licensed in KS and MO

Jake Potter, APR

Public Engagement

Bachelor of Science, Communications Studies, University of Missouri Kansas City
Certified Public Relations Professional

Sydney Regan

CADD Technician

Patrick Rhoads, EI

Roadway & Traffic Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Iowa

Barbara Smith

Senior CADD Designer

AAS, Muskingum Technical College

Kevin Sterrett, PE, PLS

Site Development Department Manager

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Licensed in KS, MO and LA
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in MO

Chris Thomas, PWS

Sr Ecologist

Bachelor of Arts, Natural Sciences, Avila University Certified Professional Wetland Scientist

Melanie Townsend, PE

Bridge Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Kansas
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
Licensed in KS

Clayton Van Ekeren, PE, EIT

Project Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Iowa State University Engineer in Training

Steve Ward

Site Civil Designer

Tom Westerman, PE

Sr Structural Engineer

Master of Science, Engineering Management, University of Kansas Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla Licensed in KS, MO, IA, NE, CO, AR, MN, SD, SC, NM, NY, WA, and UT

Nate Will, PE

Senior Project Manager

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Colorado School of Mines Licensed in CO and CA

Steve Wilton, PE

Structural Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
Licensed in KS and MO

Brian Wrisinger

Civil Designer

Associates in Engineering – Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City

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