Our Leadership

Perry Hand, PE, PLS
Chairman of the Board

Perry Hand came to Volkert in 1993 as Senior Vice President and served as Volkert’s President and Chief Marketing Officer until 2011, when he was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. He has been instrumental in developing new markets and new services in the private and public sector and expanding Volkert geographically. Appointing Jerry Stump President and CEO in 2018 and retaining the role of Chairman, Perry now supports the office of CEO in strategic corporate activities. He 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 a two-term state senator from 1983 to 1989. In 2018 Perry was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.