Our Leadership

Jerry Stump, PE
Chief Executive Officer

Jerry Stump joined Volkert in 2013 as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, becoming President and COO in 2016 and then President and CEO in 2018. Jerry brings to Volkert 36 years of experience and leadership positions with 3 national ENR-ranked firms. He oversees the implementation of the firm’s vision, strategic agenda, and business plan, facilitating its communication and execution by its senior leadership team. Jerry also served as national chairman of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), comprising more than 5,000 engineering firms and 600,000 professionals. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1982 with a B.S. degree in civil engineering and later received his master’s degree in engineering management.

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.

Thomas Hand, PE
Chief Marketing Officer

Thomas Hand joined the management team of Volkert, Inc. in 2003 and was named the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer in 2017, after serving in similar roles for Volkert Global, Volkert’s Gulf Regions, and its Central Region. In these roles, he facilitated Volkert’s teaming in major alternative delivery projects, such as the Inner Harbor Navigation Channel MR-GO Surge Barrier and the Biloxi Bay Bridge. Thomas began his Volkert career as a resident engineer for multiple ALDOT and FDOT projects. Prior to joining Volkert, he participated in the ALDOT PCET Program and served on a survey crew for Perry Hand and Associates. Thomas received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in 1995.

David Allsbrook, PE
Chief Operating Officer

Appointed COO in 2018, David 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. He joined Volkert in 2003 after a 28-year career with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, where he served in various leadership positions, most notably Division Engineer and Chief Engineer. As Vice President, David opened Volkert’s Raleigh office. He was promoted in 2009 to Senior Vice President responsible for the firm’s central region, then covering six states. He also led the firm’s 2011 initiative to expand into Texas. In 2017 David was promoted to Division President, overseeing four of Volkert’s eight geographic regions. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University in 1975.

Dan Houston
Chief Administrative Officer

Dan Houston was hired as Volkert’s first CAO in 2018. In this role, Dan oversees Volkert’s human resources, information technology, and legal departments. Prior to joining Volkert, Dan served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Simmons Foods. Prior to joining Simmons, Dan oversaw the human resource function for Wilbur Smith, then led organizational development for CDM Smith. In addition to consulting engineering, he has held human resource leadership roles in a broad range of industries over his 25-year career, including, aerospace, banking, chemicals, and manufacturing. Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Aquinas College and his master’s in organizational behavior from the University of Hartford. He also holds a certificate in executive education from the University of Notre Dame.

Mike Sampson
Chief Financial Officer

After acting as the firm’s interim chief financial officer during the first quarter of  2018, Mike Sampson was officially appointed to the role in April of that year. Prior to this, he served as vice president and controller for nearly four years. For more than half of his accounting career spanning two decades, Mike has worked at Volkert in a variety of roles, including staff accountant, senior accountant, assistant vice president, and assistant controller. Mike received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in accounting and his master’s in the same field from the University of Miami.

Leon Barkan, CCM
Senior Vice President
Program Management

Leon Barkan has been with Volkert since September 2000 and is the principal in charge of Volkert’s national and global program management / construction management practice, as well as Volkert’s emergency management services.  Leon’s expertise is in successfully managing complex, multi-project programs that require a high level of collaboration among multiple user groups and funding sources. Leon has a Master of Building Construction degree from Auburn University (1999), and a Bachelor of Managerial Economics and Russian Language degree from Hampden-Sydney College (1993).  Leon is a certified construction manager through the Construction Management Association of America and is a licensed general contractor in numerous states.

Mike Harper, PE
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 the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and local governments throughout the region. This includes serving as program manager for an $800 million 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.

Dennis Morrison, PE
Senior Vice President
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.

Bill Moyers, PE
Senior Vice President
Carolinas Region

Bill Moyers joined Volkert’s Raleigh, North Carolina, office in 2007, when there were 10 employees working in the state. Since then, Bill has helped build the Volkert Carolinas Region workforce to more than 165, serving diverse clients including the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the City of Greensboro, the City of Raleigh, and various private clients. Prior to joining Volkert, Bill served 11 years with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in a variety of roles, including Resident Engineer in Division 5 and State Roadway Construction Engineer. After leaving NCDOT, Bill served as a project manager for Rea Contracting, where he worked on the first design-build project in North Carolina. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from North Carolina State University.

Bob Polk, PE
Senior Vice President
Central Region

Over his 43-year career, Bob has held senior leadership positions in both the private and public sector with responsibilities including business development, client management, project management, staff development, and regional operations. Bob has managed numerous successful projects for cities, counties, and departments of transportation throughout the southeast.  Having worked in the public sector as a city manager and public utilities manager, Bob understands firsthand the constraints and challenges faced by officials and stakeholders in implementing projects. He received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1976. He is also a graduate of the ACEC Senior Executive Institute, the WestStar Leadership Program, and the University of Tennessee Local Government Leadership Program.

Randy Redmond, PE
Senior Vice President
Texas Region

Randy Redmond served the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for 26 years before being named Senior Vice President for Volkert’s Texas region in 2018. While at TxDOT, Randy served as Area Engineer for Mineola and Tyler; Director of Transportation Planning & Development, Tyler District; Beaumont District Engineer; and DFW Strategic Projects Office Director. Randy started at Volkert in 2016 as the Texas region Vice President. He now manages the entire region’s growth and expansion initiatives, operations, and business development activities. Randy received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989.

Bo Sanchez, PE
Senior Vice President
Florida Region

Bo Sanchez joined Volkert in 2014, bringing over 33 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 Florida Region lead, Bo helped to expand the firm’s presence across the state and reestablish its presence with the Florida Turnpike Enterprise. Bo 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.

David Webber, PE, CPESC
Senior Vice President
Gulf Design 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.

David Young, PE, PLS, DBIA
Senior Vice President
West Central Region

David Young joined Volkert in 2000 and was named Senior Vice President for the West Central Region in 2016. David has more than 30 years of experience in planning, surveying, design, and construction management of projects, including design-build and design-bid-build of transportation improvements, water, wastewater and storm water systems, land planning and development, hazardous and solid waste landfills, and airport improvements. He is currently responsible for the management and leadership of regional business development and operations, including all electric and natural gas projects. David earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech Univsersity in 1985.