Fayetteville, AR. – Brad Hammond, P.E., and president of McGoodwin, Williams & Yates, Inc. (MWY) of Fayetteville, along with colleague Lane Crider, P.E., LEED AP, and MWY vice-president represent two of this year’s 10 inductees to the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineering (AACE) at the University of Arkansas.
Hammond, received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the UA in 1992 and also his Master of Business Administration in 1994. He has been with MWY for his entire career, becoming president of the firm in 2004. He is actively involved with the College of Engineering as an alumnus having served on the Civil Engineering Criteria 2000 Committee and was a charter Board Member for the Civil Engineering Alumni Society. Since 2001 he has served as the Graduate Advisor for the U of A chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Fraternity and was appointed in 2002 to serve on the Chancellor’s Task Force for the Enhancement of Greek Life. Among other accomplishments, in 2006, Hammond was named one of the “40 Under 40” by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal; and in 2009, Governor Mike Beebe appointed Brad to the State Academic Facilities Review Board.
Crider, is also a 1992 U of A civil engineering graduate and has been with MWY for his entire career. As well, Crider has been actively involved as an alumnus for the College of Civil Engineering throughout his career, including advisory roles for Senior Design classes, Northwest District Chapter of the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers, a supporter of the student chapter of ASPE/NSPE and Engineering Week activities. He served previously on the UA Greek Housing Advisory Council, as a graduate advisor for the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha from 1994 to 2000, and as president of Monticello Corporation (Housing Corporation for Alpha Zeta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha) from 1994 to 2006 as well as serving as a Board Member of Monticello Corporation from 1994 to present.
Carl Yates, P.E., MWY chief executive officer, was selected as a charter member of the AACE in 1981. MWY engineers Jim Ulmer and Jeff Richards are also members, having been inducted in 1996 and 2006 respectively. All three are graduates of the University of Arkansas College of Engineering.
The AACE annually selects up to 10 new members who have shown continued and active support for the UA Civil Engineering program, students and faculty. New members must have been granted degrees at least 20 years prior to induction and be UA graduates or eminent engineers from other accredited engineering programs.