SVP Dennis Morrison will retire in January in planned leadership succession.
Volkert, Inc. is pleased to announce that as of January 2020, Keith Weakley, PE, DBIA, will be promoted to senior vice president overseeing Volkert’s Mid-Atlantic region, comprising four states (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia.
Weakley joined Volkert in 2010 and is currently chief engineer for the region, seated in Springfield, Virginia. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the design, development, and management of transportation projects. Prior to joining Volkert, Weakley worked at the Virginia Department of Transportation for 16 years and served as the Staunton District Structure and Bridge Engineer.
While at Volkert, Weakley has been heavily involved in the region’s expansion in terms of locations, personnel, and services. He manages multi-disciplinary teams and successfully delivers projects, understanding the value of collaboration, sustainability, and innovation in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure.
Weakley succeeds his supervisor and mentor, Dennis Morrison, PE, who served as Volkert’s regional senior vice president for twelve years. During this time, Morrison grew the Mid-Atlantic region from three to six offices, increased net revenue over 300 percent, and tripled the number of employees. In addition, Morrison championed the company’s bridge initiative, which introduced bridge design to regions where Volkert did not already offer these services.
“Keith has been an invaluable member of this team since day one, and he has naturally been a huge part of the bridge initiative,” comments Morrison. “I can’t think of a better-equipped professional to lead our 126 employees in the Mid-Atlantic region, and I know he’ll make a great contribution to Volkert overall in his new role.”
“I’m humbled and honored by this opportunity to lead my peers and continue to serve our clients in this new capacity,” says Weakley. “We’ve just opened new offices in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and we plan to grow our presence across the Mid-Atlantic states into New Jersey. Volkert’s been working in this region since 1957, so we have a great tradition of client service to uphold.”
Weakly received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech in 1993 and his master’s degree in the same discipline from the University of Virginia in 2006.