Chairman of the Board, Energy Practice Leader
Mr. Phipps is the chairman of the Board of Directors and the leader of Woolpert’s energy practice. He is responsible for developing and managing initiatives and strategies while maintaining professional relationships in the energy marketplace. His understanding of client needs and expectations ensures the highest level of client satisfaction, and he works closely with his staff of engineering and technical professionals to provide world-class services to energy clients. Mr. Phipps also participates in activities with local and national professional and civic organizations. Leading the Board of Directors, he supports the company’s purpose with strategies, plans and policies that uphold the firm’s culture and core values. Mr. Phipps acts as liaison to the firm’s CEO to ensure continued success and a solid return on investment for the firm.
Director of Geospatial Services
Certifications: CP, PS
As director of Woolpert’s geospatial group, Mr. Lovin is responsible for overseeing the operations of nearly 230 staff members across the firm. With experience in photogrammetry, surveying and remote sensing, Mr. Lovin brings a high level of expertise to firmwide initiatives that support client needs at national and international levels. As director, Mr. Lovin is responsible for his group’s growth as well as technological advancements that create opportunities for the firm and subsequently provide the highest level of client service.
Director of Design Services
As director of design services, Mr. Rickard oversees all design endeavors and manages six practices. His expertise ranges from land-use, facilities, transportation, and area development planning to site planning for commercial and residential developments. He strategizes and evaluates worldwide design trends to develop plans that expand upon and further develop Woolpert’s design services and solutions.