Chief Executive Officer-
Chairman of the Board
Perry Hand came to Volkert in 1993 and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. He oversees the implementation of the corporation’s vision, strategic agenda and business plan to facilitate communication and understanding among its senior leadership. He has been instrumental in developing new markets and new services in the private and public sector and expanding Volkert geographically. Perry is a 1969 graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Prior to joining Volkert, Perry served as Alabama’s Highway Director from 1991-1993, Alabama’s Secretary of State from 1989 to 1991, and was elected to two terms in the Alabama Senate.
President, Chief Operations Officer
Jerry Stump brings to Volkert 30 years of experience and leadership positions with 3 national ENR- ranked firms. His strengths include executive leadership, strategic planning, revenue growth, profit generation, quality systems, financial management, and business development. Jerry served as national chairman of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), comprised of 5,000 engineering firms and 500,000 professionals. Jerry oversees Volkert’s corporate profit/loss; directs operations and growth initiatives; and assists regional offices with operational issues, strategic planning, expansion of markets, and quality client services. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN in 1982 with a BS degree in civil engineering and received his master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Louisville.
Chief Financial Officer
Tommy Zoghby has been an integral part of the Senior leadership of Volkert during more than 30 years of company growth. He was instrumental in the establishment of our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and continues to manage the ESOP for sustainability for our employee owners and their retirement. Tommy is integrally involved in our Strategic Planning as well as corporate acquisitions and mergers. All financial, accounting, and IT functions report to him. He serves on the board of the University of South Alabama Foundation, as well as on committees with the Business Council of Alabama, Mobile Chamber of Commerce and various ESOP associations. He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from the University of South Alabama
Senior Vice President
Chief Operating Officer, Mid-Atlantic Region
Dennis Morrison served the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for over 30 years before being named Senior Vice President for Volkert’s Mid-Atlantic region in 2007. While at VDOT, Dennis served as District Administrator for the Northern Virginia District, District Administrator for the Staunton District, Acting Hampton Roads District Construction Engineer, and the State Assistant Construction Engineer. With Volkert, he manages the region’s growth and expansion initiatives, operations, and business development activities. Dennis received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1976.
Senior Vice President
Chief Operating Officer, Central Region
In 2003, David Allsbrook retired from North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) after 28 years of services. With NCDOT he held various positions including Chief Engineer, Deputy Chief Engineer, Division Engineer, Branch Manager, and District Engineer. As Chief Engineer, David provided management and oversight of the Department’s 14 highway divisions and 9 supportive statewide units. His position also required working with the Secretary of Transportation and legislature on issues to accomplish the transportation agenda for North Carolina. David was named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Volkert’s Central Region in 2008. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1975.
Senior Vice President
Chief Operating Officer, Florida Region
Bo Sanchez joined Volkert in 2014, bringing over 29 years of experience to Volkert’s Florida Region, including 23 years’ experience in tolls and limited access facilities. He has extensive experience working with both the Florida Turnpike Enterprise and the Florida Department of Transportation. As Volkert’s Central Florida lead, he helped to expand the firm’s presence in the Central Florida region and reestablish its presence with the Florida Turnpike Enterprise. Mr. Sanchez earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University in 1986 and also holds a Master’s of Business Administration. He was named Senior Vice President in 2015.
Senior Vice President, Gulf Region
David Webber joined Volkert in 1993 and was appointed Senior Vice President for the Gulf Region Design in 2014. David has managed billion dollar projects for Volkert which encompass coordination of complex elements and multi-disciplined services. David’s professional awards include 2013 MACE Engineer of the Year, 2005 ASPE President’s Award for Service, 2005 ASCE (Mobile Branch) Engineer of the Year, 2004 and 2001 ASPE (Mobile Branch) Engineer of the Year. David earned his bachelor’s degree in 1990 and his master’s degree in 1991, both from the University of Tennessee.
Senior Vice President, Gulf Field Region
Mike Harper joined Volkert in 2003 and manages the Gulf Region’s construction, program management and real estate services groups. He represents Volkert with major clients and has managed services provided to ALDOT and local governments throughout the region. This includes serving as Program Manager for an $800M ALDOT bond program to assist local governments. Mike’s background includes working for ALDOT beginning in 1992 serving as Project Administrator, Project Engineer, and Inspector. Mike obtained his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in 1997.
Senior Marketing Officer, Gulf Design and Field Regions
Thomas Hand rejoined Volkert in 2003 and was named Senior Marketing Officer for the Gulf Region in 2014. He brings experience with state, municipalities and federal agencies, as well as expertise on large design-build contracts. Tom also serves as Marketing Officer for Volkert Global, leading the firm’s initiative to extend services to select international clients. Prior to joining Volkert, Tom worked for ALDOT. He received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in 1995.
Senior Vice President, Operations Administrator
Guy O’Connor joined Volkert in 1985. His experience includes a long history of managing significant transportation projects. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations Administrator for the corporation in 2012. He oversees Volkert’s Human Resources and legal functions and is responsible for supporting Volkert’s Quality and Risk Management initiatives. He serves as senior liaison to Volkert’s Discipline Advisory Committees (CEI, Bridge Design, Bridge Inspection, and Highway Design) promoting internal collaboration and work sharing, training, and technology advancement. He serves on Auburn University’s Engineering Council, Civil Engineering Advisory Board, and Highway Research Center Advisory Committee. He also serves on the University of South Alabama’s College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. Guy received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University in 1985.