July 16, 2019

Williams accepted into ACEC College of Fellows

Chief Executive Officer Dan Williams has been integral in shaping Garver’s impact on the nation’s infrastructure needs, while also contributing to the advancement of the American Council of Engineering Companies for almost four decades. For those contributions and an overall dedication to the industry, Williams was recently accepted into the ACEC College of Fellows, one of the organization’s highest honors.

Williams is just the sixth engineer from Arkansas to be accepted into the distinguished class, and joins Garver Chief Administrative Officer Bert Parker and former Garver President Brock Johnson in being selected by their peers as deserving recognition for exemplary contributions to the profession.

Williams will be officially inducted into the College of Fellows at the ACEC Fall Conference in October in Chicago.

“Growing up, I always wanted to be an engineer so that I could have the type of impact on the daily lives of so many, like others at Garver have done before me,” Williams said. “To be able to do so for almost 40 years, while also working alongside ACEC to help put the industry in the best possible position, really has been an honor.”

In 37 years with Garver, Williams has helped the 100-year-old company evolve into a leading multi-disciplined engineering, planning, architectural, and environmental services firm, positively impacting both the profession and communities across the country with innovative infrastructure designs. Williams began his career at Garver as a design engineer, contributing designs for improved air carrier and general aviation airports, rural and urban streets, and highways.

Since becoming CEO in 2012, he has helped Garver transform into a national firm with more than 600 employees working from more than 30 offices across 12 states. Garver consistently ranks among the top 150 design firms on Engineering News-Record’s prestigious Top Design Firms list, while he has also implemented and enhanced programs for employee support, workplace culture, and community service. Three times in the last five years Garver has been named the No. 1 Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group.

Williams is currently leading Garver through its centennial year, an effort that has included celebrations with communities and clients throughout the Garver footprint while fostering engineering interests in elementary and middle school students.

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