David Webber tapped to lead Volkert’s design and alternative delivery practices

CEO Jerry Stump promotes from within as part of strategic alignment to serve clients.  

Starting January 1, 2020, Volkert Senior Vice President David Webber assumes a new role as the company’s national design and alternative delivery practice leader. Previously Webber successfully led the design practice for Volkert’s Gulf region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia) since 2014.

“We are excited to create a position that aligns David’s remarkable talents with the service our clients require on a national scale,” said Volkert’s president and CEO, Jerry Stump. “Through his leadership, David can bring together insight and expertise from across the entire firm and apply it to the challenges our clients face, especially on large, complex transportation projects.”

Webber is a proven transportation expert with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has managed some of Volkert’s largest transportation projects, including the following career highlights:

  • Corridor X (I-22) from Memphis, Tennessee, to Birmingham, Alabama
  • I-59/20 Central Business District reconstruction, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Upgrades to I-10/I-110 interchange, D’Iberville, Mississippi
  • Traffic engineering, project development and environmental study, and design for SR 30 / US 98, Panama City, Florida
  • Rotary wing parking apron and taxiways at Shank Airfield Forward Operating Base, Logar Province, Afghanistan

“It’s an incredible honor to be asked to serve in this new capacity,” Webber commented. “Working with an excellent team of Volkert professionals across the Southeast during the last 27 years, I’ve seen just about every kind of design and delivery scenario imaginable. Thanks to our dedicated colleagues, our region has consistently been one of the busiest and most profitable in the firm. Taking that degree of Volkert quality to a national level is a huge responsibility, but it’s an opportunity I eagerly embrace.”

Webber joined Volkert in 1993 after having earned his bachelor’s degree in 1990 and his master’s degree in 1991, both from the University of Tennessee.