David Allsbrook named Chief Operating Officer
The succession of leadership that began with Chairman Perry Hand’s appointment of Stump to the role of CEO in January now continues with the filling of other key executive positions. The first of these to be enacted is Allsbrook’s appointment to COO, the role Stump filled for the last five years. In his new position, Allsbrook oversees Volkert’s corporate profit/loss; directs operations and growth initiatives; and assists regional offices with operations, strategic planning, and expansion of markets and services.
Allsbrook, a 15-year veteran of the firm, was promoted to Division President in 2017, where he was responsible for assisting, mentoring, and guiding the leadership in four of Volkert’s eight geographic regions. Prior to that, Allsbrook was Senior Vice President of the Central Region, comprising six states at the time. In that role Allsbrook worked with vice presidents throughout the region to grow operations and expand services. He also led the initiative in 2011 to open Texas as a new Volkert region, where a growing engineering practice now operates in three locations. Allsbrook started at Volkert in 2003 as a vice president charged with opening a Volkert office in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Allsbrook came to Volkert after a 28-year career with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, where he served in several leadership positions, most notably as Division Engineer and retiring as Chief Engineer.
“Throughout his career with Volkert, David has demonstrated the ability to analyze a new market and then start and develop successful operations for our professional services,” says Stump. “He possesses the critical skills not only for running successful operations, but also for mentoring and developing other leaders. These skills will continue serving David and Volkert well in this new role.”
“When I came to Volkert to start a second career, I had no idea where it would lead,” comments Allsbrook. “I’m grateful for the opportunities to take on this new challenge.”