Debra Emmert Joins Allen Engineering and Science
Joins Rapidly Expanding Firm with Southeastern Focus
Allen Engineering and Science announces the hiring of Debra Emmert as a national Sales Executive, with a focus on projects in Texas and the Gulf Coast area. Debra brings 22 years of experience in key account management, environmental and geotechnical business development for private sector projects to this newly created position. Allen Engineering Executive Vice President, Melissa Pringle, said of Ms. Emmert’s hiring, “She brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to this role, which will further advance our market position in various sectors.”
She is a member of the Society of Texas Environmental Professionals (STEP), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and the North Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (NTAEP). She will be based out of Allen Engineering and Science’s Dallas/Ft. Worth office.
About Allen Engineering and Science: Allen Engineering and Science (AllenES) is a civil and environmental engineering company headquartered in Jackson, MS with offices across the southeastern United States.
After a day of intensive project management training, AllenES staff from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas enjoyed dinner together.
Dr. Melissa Pringle of Allen ES is a founding member and chapter board member of the newly established Central Gulf Coast regional chapter of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. The Chapter will be recognized at the upcoming Coast Summit in Washington, DC in March 2018.
The mission of the Central Gulf Coast Chapter is to serve as an advocate for the 8,687 miles of diverse shores and beaches of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana by capitalizing on the time, talents, and treasury of regional coastal professionals for the purpose of preserving, protecting, and enhancing our coasts. The Central Gulf Coast Chapter of the ASBPA specifically focuses on issues, advocacy, and awareness for our local coastal ecosystems while also providing continuing education, professional development, and networking opportunities for our local coastal professionals.
Allen Engineering’s Mississippi office is proud to sponsor Troop 3326 of Madison, Mississippi.
Recently the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Metro Jackson hosted the inaugural FormulaGIRL event, a pinewood derby modeled after the Boy Scout program. Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves was emcee of the event.
The AllenES troop made their cars in compliance with the derby rules and raced a minimum of three times. Awards were given for top speed, design, and creativity. Troops were also being observed during the event and were recognized for sportsmanship at the end of the day.
To participate and earn an engineering badge, each troop held meetings where sponsor firms talked to the troop about science and engineering concepts. AllenES staff led two of these meetings and it was an educational experience for all involved.
AllenES employees in our Jackson, Mississippi office completed the Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED certification program. This certification meets training requirements under AllenES’s Corporate Health and Safety program, while also ensuring all of our employees are qualified to render first aid and CPR to ourselves, contractors, and clients on our job sites and in our offices.
Employees learned how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness and all received a 2 year Red Cross certification.
AllenES is proud to announce Brad Young has joined the firm as a Senior Scientist, working in our Jackson office. Prior to joining AllenES as a Senior Scientist, Mr. Young served as Executive Director of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation for four years and Field Biologist with the state for eleven years. Mr. Young has a comprehensive understanding of natural resource policy and has been instrumental in conservation initiatives across the Southeast.
Allen Engineering and Science was announced as a winner of the MDEQ Beach Outfalls Challenge. According to MDEQ, “the goal of the Beach Outfalls Challenge is to enhance Mississippi’s ability to restore and maintain ecological integrity of priority bays and estuaries by providing measurable improvements to water quality and reducing significant sources of degradation.”
“The Beach Outfalls Challenge sparked truly innovative thinking among people who care deeply about the water quality of the Mississippi Sound. We’re thrilled with promising solutions presented by our finalists today and are looking forward to developing and testing them further,” said Gary Rikard, MDEQ.
This plan showcases reorganized Teams, new focus areas, and direction for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance nonprofit. Approved by all five Gulf Coast governors.