LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

Bif Johnson, PE

Bif Johnson, PE

President/CEO

Bif is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Hurt & Proffitt.  His expertise is broad and covers most aspects of civil engineering design and construction.
Matthew D. Leslie, CPA

Matthew D. Leslie, CPA

Chief Financial Officer/ Secretary Treasurer

Mr. Leslie is the CFO of Hurt & Proffitt and also serves as the Board’s Secretary/Treasurer. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Troy Williams, LS

Troy Williams, LS

Senior Vice President: Survey

Troy Williams is the  Senior Vice President of Survey at Hurt & Proffitt and has risen progressively through the ranks of the survey department as his years of experience accrued. Throughout his career he has coordinated and managed many large scale geodetic mapping projects for road and utility design and has built and maintained relationships with clients that have been strengthened with time and successful projects.

Patrick Proffitt, PE

Patrick Proffitt, PE

Senior Vice President: Special Projects

Pat is a graduate of UNC Charlotte and has diversified experience in site development calculations, engineering design, site preparation, utility design, roadway design, stormwater management,erosion and sediment control.

Leadership Team

Brian Cossman, PE, LEED AP, PMP, CCM

Brian Cossman, PE, LEED AP, PMP, CCM

Vice President: Business Development

Brian is a graduate of the University of Dayton and earned his Master of Engineering Project Management from the University of Maryland.  He interfaces directly with our clients to define their goals, achieve client satisfaction, and expedite project success.
Trent Warner, PE

Trent Warner, PE

Vice President: Lynchburg Engineering

Trent is a graduate of VMI, and manages and provides oversight to the Lynchburg engineering departments. He communicates regularly with both our clients and engineers to deliver successful projects.

Chris Kaknis, LS

Chris Kaknis, LS

Vice President: Blacksburg Survey

Chris’s experience includes all aspects of surveying.  He has worked closely with VDOT and gained complete mastery of their rules and methodology.  He interfaces with clients and survey managers and provides oversight to facilitate successful projects. He is licensed in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

Jessica Littlejohn, PE

Jessica Littlejohn, PE

Vice President: Blacksburg Engineering

Jess is a Virginia Tech graduate. She provides leadership to the Blacksburg Municipal, Land Development, and Transportation departments. She facilitates collaboration between our engineers and clients resulting in successful projects.
Mike Wilson, PE

Mike Wilson, PE

Director of Municipal Engineering: Lynchburg

Mike’s civil engineering experience is diverse and includes water system/sewer system design, modeling sanitary sewer systems for infiltration / inflow, as well as analyzing and reporting information collected for contaminated sites.  He also has extensive experience with dams and impoundments for public and private clients.

Adam Bryant, LS

Adam Bryant, LS

Director of Surveying: Lynchburg

Adam Bryant is the Director of Surveying in Lynchburg, and has moved progressively throughout his time with Hurt & Proffitt.  He manages the survey department in Lynchburg while continuing to manage projects for several existing and new clients.  He has overseen a broad spectrum of survey projects with a focus on large scale boundary surveys at private, state and federal levels.  He is currently licensed in Virginia, West Virginia and the U.S. Territory of Guam.

Bradley Tate, LS

Bradley Tate, LS

Wytheville Office: Survey

Bradley Tate is the manager of the Wytheville office and Director of Survey.  He is a graduate of Emory and Henry College with a Masters Degree in Project Management  from East Tennessee State University and is a native of Bland County.  He has overseen and managed a broad spectrum of survey projects and has been involved with several large scale mapping projects throughout southwest Virginia. He has established and maintained an intimate presence within the local community of Wytheville and surrounding counties. 

Ken Meritt, PG, PE

Ken Meritt, PG, PE

Director of Geotechnical and Materials Testing

Ken has a variety of experience in the geotechnical, environmental and construction fields. He has extensive experience in subsurface drilling investigations, earthwork evaluation and suitability studies.
Chris Nixon, CRMI

Chris Nixon, CRMI

Director of Environmental Services

Chris has extensive experience within the environmental and industrial hygiene industry.  He holds several certifications and/or licenses including Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner, Abatement Designer, Project Monitor and Lead Risk Assessor, etc.
Jared Anderson, MBA

Jared Anderson, MBA

Director of Information Technology

Jared Anderson  is an energetic, enthusiastic professional with practiced communication and mediation skills, a dedicated work ethic, and notable experience in the realms of innovation, business development, training, and information systems.
Christina Dudley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Christina Dudley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

Christina is the Director of Human Resources at Hurt & Proffitt.  She is a Virginia Tech graduate, with extensive experience in human capital management.  She enjoys traveling, horseback riding, and spends way too much time with books.
Keli Ratcliffe, CPSM

Keli Ratcliffe, CPSM

Director of Public Relations

Keli is the Director of PR at Hurt & Proffitt.  She is a Virginia Tech graduate, with extensive experience in relationship management, communications, grant writing, and community outreach.  She enjoys writing, music, and graphic design.

Why H&P?

First, we listen. By listening to our clients, we understand their needs.

Then, we get to work.

H&P Why!

We care deeply about the communities and partners that we serve.

Why H&P?

First, we listen. By listening to our clients, we understand their needs.

Then, we get to work.

H&P Why!

We care deeply about the communities and partners that we serve.