April 09, 2020

Youngblood named to Oklahoma Magazine 40 Under 40

Transportation Project Manager Matthew Youngblood’s duties for Garver include working with state and municipal agencies to provide critical infrastructure benefitting his neighbors. But he’s always considered his work as a GarverGives committee leader just as important.

That’s why Youngblood, based in Garver’s Tulsa, Oklahoma office, was recently named to Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list. Published annually to honor the state’s brightest professionals, Youngblood joins others from around the state representing a variety of industries who exhibit hard work, philanthropy, and leadership.

In the article, Youngblood told the magazine what motivated him to become an engineer and why he takes such pride in leading the GarverGives committee, the firm’s corporate-giving arm, in his office. Through GarverGives, Youngblood has organized and put on several events to benefit organizations throughout the area, including A New Leaf, Gold4Kids, Night Light Tulsa, Oklahoma Blood Institute, and many others.

As a structural engineer, Youngblood has worked on a variety of bridge improvement projects to help upgrade the connectivity and safety of Oklahoma and beyond, including the U.S. 77 Bridge in Purcell, the Gilcrease Expressway in Tulsa, and many others.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work on some of the most complicated projects, not only in Oklahoma but throughout the country,” Youngblood said. “But it’s those smaller projects right down the street, like a three-span bridge that provides a safer, more direct route for the local school bus, or the safety improvements that prevent a future accident – these are the type of projects that shape and define a community, and make it a better place to live.”

To learn more about what Garver’s Transportation Team can do for you, visit our Transportation services page.

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