GRW Elects New VPs

Submitted by ksandino on Fri, 03/04/2022 - 09:07
GRW's new vice presidents, clockwise from top left: Eric Fister, Mike Jacobs, Roger Kennedy, John Martin, Aaron Nickerson, Roderick Saylor, and Cory Sharrard.
 GRW's new vice presidents, clockwise from top left: Eric Fister, Mike Jacobs, Roger Kennedy, John Martin, Aaron Nickerson, Roderick Saylor, and Cory Sharrard.

At a recent Board of Directors meeting, GRW elected seven new vice presidents to help guide the growth of the company. These individuals include:

Eric Fister, PE, PTOE, helps manage GRW’s Transportation Division.  During his 26-year career, he has worked on projects including the realignment of the Keeneland Racetrack; the design of a 15-mile divided 4-lane rural arterial bypass in Greenville, SC; the widening and relocation of two 5-mile sections of US 27 in Pulaski County and Garrard County; KY 89 southern segment in Estill County, as well as several others for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

Mike Jacobs, PE, has 28 years of experience with water and wastewater system engineering, including 21 years with GRW. He manages projects for several of our clients including Bowling Green Municipal Utilities, Kentucky American Water, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, the City of Versailles, and the Rural Lorain County Water Authority.

Roger Kennedy, ASLA, has a diverse background (including 32 years with Chapman Technical Group) in landscape architecture and over the years has developed expertise in roadway design, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, streambank stabilization, and recreation trail design. His recent West Virginia projects include Meadow River Trail, Clear Fork Trail, Russellville Pedestrian Bridge, WV Division of Natural Resources Guyandotte Boat Ramp and Dock, St. Albans Roadside Park Boat Ramp and Dock, South Charleston Boat Ramp and Dock, plus several sidewalk projects in Lewisburg.

John Martin, PE, brings 36 years of experience, primarily in the wastewater industry. He has been integral to the design of more than 20 wastewater treatment plants (up to 30 MGD in capacity); he has also worked on several wet weather flow storage and pumping facilities. His work includes the management of the Sanitation District No. 1 Western Regional Water Reclamation Facility (20 MGD), which received an Engineering Excellence Grand Award from ACEC-KY.

Aaron Nickerson, AIA, CID, LEED Green Assoc., has provided architectural leadership managing project teams and complex building projects with scopes ranging from community fire departments to administration facilities to corrections projects. During his 17-year career with GRW, he has managed several projects for the federal government including the U.S. Penitentiary and Satellite Camp in Yazoo City, MS. This $183 million facility is certified LEED Gold.

Roderick Saylor, PE, brings more than 17 years of experience with private and public civil land development projects. Included among these, Roderick has managed projects for McDonald’s restaurants (100+), New York Racing Association, Kentucky Division of Engineering and Contract Administration (DECA), Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command and multiple Air National Guard facilities across the country.

Cory Sharrard, PE, LEED AP, has more than 23 years of experience with mechanical engineering. Her experience includes numerous K-12, higher education, vocation school, detention center, church, and library projects. Cory has completed more than 40 projects in the last five years for schools and more than 15 projects for DECA during her career.

GRW welcomes these new leaders who will help with the continued success of our firm.