“Of my almost 44 years in the engineering profession, these past 3 ½ with McGill have been the best. The leadership of this company is outstanding. They are trustworthy from the inside – they are genuine. I am very proud to be a part of the McGill family.”
Donald M. Covil, PE Senior Project Manager
“I really enjoy my coworkers. We all share the same vision, and we are dedicated to the mission of shaping communities together. I believe that teamwork is the foundation for high-quality work and great client relationships. I also enjoy being able to learn from every area of the firm, including marketing, contract documents, land planning, and water / wastewater. The opportunity to learn and grow keeps me motivated.”
Emily Whisnant Marketing / Office Coordinator
“I have felt at home during my start at the Raleigh Office. The entire team has welcomed me with open arms and has already made me feel like a member of the McGill family.”
Silas McClure Engineering Technician
Meet Kurtis Durrant, Project Planner
Meet Kurtis Durrant, Project Planner (pictured second from right) on the land planning and recreation team based out of McGill’s Hickory office. Since joining McGill two years ago, he has played an integral role in designing master plans, streetscapes, parks, and greenways. Kurtis believes that through design we can create environments that help people thrive. This includes connecting people with each other through community building, connecting people with the natural world around them, and, in some sense, creating spaces that provide people with the opportunity to connect with themselves.
Andy Lovingood, PE
In January 2020, Andy was named President of McGill. He has over 30 years of consulting engineering experience and has been the guiding force behind some of McGill’s most noteworthy projects. Andy is recognized as a strong communicator and acknowledged for his extensive technical engineering, management, and operations expertise in public infrastructure, which has proven invaluable to our clients. Prior to being appointed President, Andy served as Vice President at McGill, providing leadership to the core services and all nine offices of the firm. He began his career in public service as the Director of Engineering for the City of Concord, North Carolina, helping to define the infrastructure and development pathway for Concord to become the tenth most populous city in North Carolina.
Danny Bridges, PE
Vice President of Administration / Virginia Office Manager
Danny has served McGill in multiple capacities throughout his 30-year tenure with the firm. He began his career as an Engineering Associate and advanced to Project Engineer, Client and Senior Manager, and Asheville Office Manager. He currently serves as the Virginia Office Manager and is Vice President of Administration, working closely with the firm’s CFO and Human Resources Director. Danny is driven by building relationships with clients and has earned a reputation of professional integrity and accountability.
Keith Webb, PE
As Vice President of McGill, Keith serves as a chief technical officer for complex firm projects, specifically challenging water and wastewater projects. With over 40 years of experience, he is recognized for delivering solutions with his innovative, cost-effective design strategies. Keith’s commitment to the team approach and involvement of the client in the planning and decision-making process results in creative solutions and approaches for successful projects.
Mark Cathey, PE
Asheville Office Manager
Mark has more than 25 years of design and management experience in civil and environmental engineering. He joined McGill as an Engineering Associate and is now the Asheville Office Manager, where he oversees the operations of McGill’s largest office. Mark strives for perfection and consistently provides excellent service. His reputation for meeting clients’ needs in a timely and cost-efficient manner precedes him. Furthermore, Mark goes above and beyond to successfully execute solutions that are both innovative and sustainable, as evidenced by his work on numerous LEED-certified projects.
Bill Roark, PE, CPSWQ
Raleigh Office Manager
Bill is known for his ability to combine sound fundamentals of engineering with his innovative problem-solving skills and technical expertise to produce inventive and unique client solutions. He has an impressive combination of education and experience related to civil engineering, management, and design, including roadways, sidewalks, parks, subdivisions, and land sites. Bill serves an integral role with many of McGill’s private and public clients by helping them conceptualize large design build projects and educating them on what it will take to realize their vision.
Doug Chapman, PE
Hickory Office Manager
Doug has more than 25 years of engineering experience. He has worked in both the public and private sector, which provides him with a thorough understanding of client expectations and the need to actively manage projects from design through completion. Doug’s contributions to the McGill team include his dedication to client relations, as well as his technical expertise and innovative thinking. As the Hickory Office Manager, he is responsible for a staff of 30 engineers and support personnel.
Jamie Carden, PE
Knoxville Office Manager
Before joining McGill, Jamie previously worked in consulting, construction, and government, which have allowed him to understand clients’ perspectives and successfully manage projects from inception to completion. He focuses on analyzing problems with existing systems and creating sustainable solutions. Jamie’s experience includes working with municipal, state, and local clients. He is knowledgeable about private wastewater applications, private site development, and road and bridge improvements. Jamie is also responsible for managing the Knoxville office.
Michael Norton, PE
Shallotte Office Manager
Since 1993, Michael has been serving his community through engineering and related management services. His experience in the public utilities industry and private sector have enabled him to participate in a variety of project fields. Michael plans projects with consideration for the design’s capacity, anticipating outcomes and focusing on sustainability. He stresses the importance of communicating with clients and asking questions to determine the best course of action before beginning a project, as well as maintaining communication throughout the implementation stage. Michael strives to enrich the lives of the individuals and communities he serves, while always upholding the standards of the engineering profession.
Director of Human Resources
Angie is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resources function at McGill. She oversees a company-wide process of organizational development that addresses corporate culture, personnel forecasting, workforce development, job design and classification, and benefit administration, while managing the day-to-day functions of the human resources department. Under Angie’s guidance, McGill is focused on recruiting and retaining the most experienced engineering and support personnel in the industry.
Toni Shope, CAE
Director of Marketing
In her role as Director of Marketing, Toni collaborates with a team of creative designers, photographers, and writers to oversee the marketing strategy at McGill and manage the firm’s brand and proposal process, and coordinate sponsorships and events. She brings over 20 years of experience working with local governments, professional organizations, and private sector companies across North America on strategic planning and innovative practices. Since joining McGill in 2017, the marketing team has completed a rebranding initiative, restructured the proposal process, and implemented a CRM system.
Joel Storrow, PE
Joel’s wealth of experience extends across many disciplines, including engineering design, project management, and corporate management. In January 2020, Joel transitioned into a new role at McGill, after serving as President of the firm for 18 years. During his tenure as President, Joel extended the firm’s footprint in the Southeast to include nine offices and expanded the core program of services. Joel applies his 31 years of experience and industry knowledge in his new role, focusing on client relationships and business development in both Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. He understands the value of service to McGill’s clients and strives to provide viable, cost-effective, and realistic solutions through innovative thinking and problem solving.
Forrest Westall, PE
Director of Regulatory Relations
Forrest has extensive experience in water quality management and has helped develop and administer many North Carolina Water Quality programs. He has a high level of understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes that guide the agencies that manage surface water across the state of North Carolina. Forrest is skilled at guiding and coordinating the environmental review and permitting processes from start to finish. He has successfully worked on many water quality and permitting projects and is familiar with the procedures to make regulatory decisions. Forrest was formerly the manager of water quality programs administered by the NC Department of Environmental Quality in the Asheville regional office. He has served as a member of the NC Environmental Management Commission and as an advisor to many organizations, local governments, and private companies. Through McGill, Forrest serves as the Executive Director of the Upper Neuse River Basin Association.
Nancy Whitman, CPA, CFO
Chief Financial Officer
Nancy is responsible for the overall financial management of the firm, including accounting, financial planning, and analysis. Her 30 years of experience, 20 with McGill, allow her to effectively manage the financial responsibilities of the firm and serve as an essential strategic advisor. Under Nancy’s leadership and guidance, McGill has established a robust financial record and increased its capacity to do business.