May 29, 2018

Black named to Mississippi Business Journal's Top 50 under 40

Wayne Black is a lifelong Mississippi resident who joined Garver’s Transportation Team in Jackson, Mississippi, as a student intern with the intention of improving the communities in which he grew up and now lives with innovative infrastructure. Now a project manager leading transportation projects throughout his home state, Black was recently recognized for his efforts by being named to the Mississippi Business Journal's Top 50 under 40 list.  

An annual list that recognizes the “best and brightest” in the Mississippi business community, the Top 50 under 40 is in its 26th year. Black was chosen among a record number of nominations, according to the magazine.

“To be included among a group of like-minded thinkers and leaders who provide so much for the citizens of Mississippi, truly is an honor,” Black said. “I get my greatest thrill as an engineer when I see how our projects help these communities and look forward to spreading our services to even more in the future."

In his time at Garver, Black has helped deliver an interchange design on I-269 in north Mississippi, a widened Highway 611 from north of US 90 to the Chevron refinery in Pascagoula, and the replacement of a structurally obsolete Highway 6 bridge over the Tallahatchie River in Panola County, which will make it easier for the area’s farmers to deliver crops to port. He has also helped spark new relationships between Garver and the City of Madison, Madison County, the City of Starkville, and Mississippi State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. 

Black's community involvement has included work with Ducks Unlimited, which has named him Volunteer of the Year and Area Chairman of the Year, as well as awarded him the State Chairman Award of Excellence. He is also president-elect of the Mississippi Engineering Society, for which he previously served as Secretary-Treasurer.

To learn more about Garver’s Transportation Team, visit our Transportation services page

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