“During my time at McGill, I have experienced many project opportunities across North Carolina that have made a positive impact on our environment and within our communities. However, the most important aspect of my time at McGill continues to be my coworkers and the important friendships we’ve developed over the years.”
Mike Patton Construction Services Practice Area Leader
“As a kid, I always enjoyed taking things apart, figuring out how they work, and putting them back together. As an engineer, now I get to create things and make them better. At McGill, the Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery renovation has been my favorite project so far. It is a unique project and has many intricacies that are exciting to solve.”
Natalie Croom Engineering Associate
“With the diversity of skills and expertise McGill has across offices, we’re able to tackle challenging projects. I enjoy working with other teams towards a balanced and successful solution to address complex problems or goals.”
Jonathan M. Herman Environmental Planner
Meet Mike Patton, Construction Services Practice Area Leader
Mike Patton has been with McGill since 2002 — starting out as an engineering technician and working his way up to his new current role as Construction Services Practice Area Leader — he has extensive experience that covers a wide range of infrastructure projects for municipal clients. “My favorite thing to do is to take on a project that my teammates have worked on for several years, administer those contracts, and help the contractor get that project built,” said Mike. Read More
Our Leadership Team
Andy Lovingood, PE
Principal-in-Charge / President
In January 2020, Andy Lovingood 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
Principal / Vice President / Regional Manager
Danny Bridges has served McGill in multiple capacities throughout his 33-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.
Mark Cathey, PE
Principal / Vice President / Regional Manager
Mark Cathey has more than 28 years of design and management experience in civil and environmental engineering. He joined McGill as an Engineering Associate and is now Vice President and Regional 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.
Doug Chapman, PE
Principal / Vice President / Regional Manager
Doug Chapman has more than 31 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 Vice President and Regional Manager, he is responsible for the central region of North Carolina.
Michael Hanson, PE, LEED AP
Principal / Vice President / Regional Manager
Michael Hanson has extensive technical knowledge and maintains an awareness of the latest innovations in water resource solutions. With over 32 years of experience, he has supported a wide array of enterprise fund and stormwater program needs. Among his areas of expertise are watershed assessments, stormwater master planning, design of drainage infrastructure, wetland creation, stream restoration, floodplain management, and water quality modeling. Leading a team of dedicated water resources professionals, Michael supports projects across all offices and disciplines. He resides as the Regional Manager over McGill’s Eastern North Carolina offices, including Pinehurst, Raleigh, Shallotte, and Smithfield.
Keith Webb, PE
Principal / Vice President / Chief Technology Officer
As Vice President of McGill, Keith Webb 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.
Nancy Whitman, CPA
Principal / Vice President of Finance
Nancy Whitman is responsible for the overall financial management of the firm, including accounting, financial planning, and analysis. Her 33 years of experience, 26 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.
Joel Storrow, PE
Principal / Past President
Joel Storrow’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 33 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.
Angie Alley, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
Angie Alley 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 qualified and best fit engineering and support personnel for McGill. Having passed the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exam, she is certified in the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the United States.
Toni Shope, CAE
Director of Marketing
In her role as Director of Marketing, Toni Shope 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.
Jamie Carden, PE
Principal / Knoxville Office Manager
Before joining McGill, Jamie Carden 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.
Wes Fleming, PE
Roanoke Office Manager
As the Roanoke Office Manager, Wes Fleming showcases his leadership abilities and his love for building connections with people. He is always eager to engage with the communities that he serves and to foster strong relationships through McGill’s work in engineering, land planning and recreation, and consulting. Wes’ commitment is further exemplified through his continuous learning and professional development. As an experienced engineer, Wes stays up-to-date with the latest advancements and best practices in the field. His experience has been a key to McGill’s success in a number of water, wastewater, electrical, and land planning and recreation projects.
David Honeycutt, PE
Principal / Pinehurst Office Manager
Over his 18-year career at McGill, David Honeycutt worked his way up from a project engineer to Pinehurst Office Manager. In this role, he oversees a team of ten employees and will build upon the region’s success. David has significant experience in a wide variety of water and wastewater projects, including treatment and pumping systems, line replacements, rehabilitation, extensions, and biological process and hydraulic modeling. David has an eye for design and retains a big-picture perspective to find the best solution for McGill’s clients.
Robert Miller, PE
Principal / Raleigh Office Manager
With significant experience in operational management, Robert Miller has excelled as a successful project manager. He has effectively overseen programs and projects pertaining to the fields of geo-environmental services, geotechnical services, water and wastewater, and various other environmental services with great success. Robert has a proven record of success in business operations, strategic business development, staff leadership, and mentorship.
Michael Norton, PE
Principal / Shallotte Office Manager
Since 1993, Michael has been serving his community by providing engineering and related technical and management services in various capacities. His careers in the electric utilities and consulting engineering industries created opportunities for him to manage a variety of project types that have included cooperative efforts with regulatory, public, and private entities. Michael strives to enrich the lives of individuals and communities, while always upholding the highest standards of professional conduct in the engineering profession. He seeks to provide quality service to clients, with reliable responsiveness and commitment to project goals.
Ben Cathey, PE
Civil / Site Practice Area Leader
At a young age, Ben Cathey knew he wanted to build. Now having over 20 years of experience within the construction and engineering field, he is living out his childhood dream as a civil / site engineer. Ben’s experience with various types of construction projects, in addition to his real-world approach, results in practical solutions for clients – both municipal and private. He enjoys the satisfaction of improving or building new facilities or infrastructure, making a difference in the communities in which we serve and live, and knowing that he was a part of a project that makes a difference to society.
Mike Dowd, PE
Water / Wastewater Practice Area Leader
Mike Dowd has always been math- and science-oriented, with an affinity for problem solving. With 27 years in the profession (and 25 with McGill), he has worked on projects spanning the spectrum – from linear distribution projects to complex multimillion-dollar infrastructure expansion. As the water / wastewater practice area leader, Mike keeps the team organized, focused, and on budget and schedule. He works closely with various teams across McGill offices to ensure efficient facilitation of water / wastewater projects. Mike is a clear communicator and an excellent go-between for funding agencies and clients.
Nick Huffman, PE
Electrical Practice Area Leader
Nick Huffman has spent much of his career tackling complicated electrical engineering projects. With 15 years of experience – 14 of which with McGill – he is energized by providing electrical solutions to a variety of clients. As the electrical practice area leader, Nick demonstrates strong leadership for the firm’s electrical engineering team and ensures the highest quality end products for clients. He is skilled at working with multiple moving pieces in a project, but doing so in a manner that does not disrupt service to our clients and that results in successful projects.
Chad Howard, PLS
Surveying Services Practice Area Leader
Chad Howard has worked in the surveying field for over 28 years. During this time, he has managed over $20,000,000 worth of successful land surveying and subsurface utility engineering (SUE) projects. In his role, Chad has been responsible for project estimating, contract negotiation, billing, client relations, quality control and quality assurance (QA / QC), computing and adjusting boundary problems, and drafting and reviewing finalized plats. As a result of his hard work, he has received 13 awards from the North Carolina Society of Surveyors Annual Statewide Plat Contest produced by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), including first place in the Boundary Survey Category of the annual NSPS nationwide plat contest. His hard work and dedication to his field is evident in the work ethic and enthusiasm he demonstrates with his team members and clients.
Mike Norris, PLA
Director of Land Planning and Recreation
Since joining McGill 20 years ago, Mike Norris has grown McGill’s land planning and recreation practice to serve communities across three states, winning multiple awards. His unique vision, knowledge, and skills bring parks, streetscapes, downtowns, greenways, and trails to life. Mike is known to immerse himself into the communities where he is working to understand the needs and culture of the community. He is a dedicated steward of shaping communities through the betterment of outdoor living.
Construction Services Practice Area Leader
Since joining McGill as an engineering technician back in 2002, Mike Patton has worked his way up to the position of construction services practice area leader. This steady career growth, and long history with the firm has given him a unique vantage point from which to oversee the department. Mike’s current role entails directing field operations, preparing contract documents, chairing various project meetings, processing applications for payment, reviewing shop drawings, and negotiating change orders. He is driven by the desire to assist members of his team in successfully wrapping up projects that they have spent a significant amount of time and effort on.
RJ Mozeley, PE
Financial Services Manager
RJ Mozeley oversees McGill’s financial services team. This team researches funding opportunities through many different agencies seeking to pair our clients’ projects with the best funding available. RJ and the financial services team also assist communities in applying for funding, and administer various grants from state and federal programs. He is certified to provide all environmental documentation to North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) for Community Development Block Grant-Infrastructure (CDBG-I) funded projects.
Forrest Westall, PE
Principal / Director of Regulatory Relations
Forrest Westall 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.