Burns & McDonnell Promotes Four Leaders in Growing Southeast Region
Burns & McDonnell Promotes Four Leaders in Growing Southeast Region
02/07/2024 1 minute read

ATLANTA — Burns & McDonnell announces key promotions to lead its growing team of engineering, construction and consulting professionals in the Southeast.
Burns & McDonnell, a 100% employee-owned firm, continues to add to its regional staff of 380 employee-owners, nearly double the total from five years ago.

“The changes we’ve chosen to implement this year are promising in this fast-moving and growth-driven climate within the construction sector,” says Oko Buckle, senior vice president of the region. “Our investment in safe and long-lasting critical infrastructure in the Southeast Region is pivotal as we follow the region’s pace. I am confident that these new leaders will bring success to the firm’s vision.”

Among those leading the way for the firm in the region will be key promotions announced by Buckle:


Don Chase is program director in the Construction Group. After leading the firm’s business in Canada, he has returned to run a program with Georgia Power. With more than 35 years of experience, Don plays a crucial key role in the Southeast Region as a trusted adviser.


David Miller is regional manager for the Aviation & Federal Group. As a licensed civil engineer providing client-focused fueling facilities and infrastructure solutions for commercial airports, airlines and federal entities, his experience includes growing and managing projects and personnel during his many years of service in the aviation and federal market.


Alex Garland, who joined Burns & McDonnell in 2019, is regional manager for the Global Facilities Group. Alex is an engineer-procure-construct (EPC) project manager with more than 12 years of experience in the food and beverage industry and will retain his leadership of the group's work with food and beverage clients, in addition to expanded responsibilities in aerospace and industrial manufacturing, and other markets.


Fred Gibson is the region's department manager for project controls, and continues to manage the firm's office in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He joined Burns & McDonnell in 2021, and his experience includes nearly 20 years of leadership, management, strategic planning, process optimization and risk analysis.

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of more than 14,500 engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities. Founded in 1898 and working from 75 offices globally, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned. Learn how we are designed to build

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