New executive vice president brings 30 years of experience
Wayne Swafford joins planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) as executive vice president. In this role, Swafford will be responsible for the direction and operation of the LAN brand. Swafford will report to Dennis Petersen, who will continue as the firm’s president.
A structural engineer with more than 30 years of experience, Swafford has managed the operations and finances of several technical organizations. Previously, he served Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. as its vice president of facility operations, where he was responsible for the planning, design and construction of a $700 million multi-year capital program. In addition, he was responsible for the operations of 140 facilities. Prior to that, he served AECOM Technology Corp. as a senior vice president responsible for planning and design of transportation infrastructure in the Midwest, Southeast and Eastern U.S. He also served as a principal at Teng & Associates.
“Wayne has a proven track record of guiding organizations through growth and change,” said Petersen. “I’m excited about the experience, ideas and energy he will bring as we continue growing our firm.”
Swafford holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. He served UIUC’s civil engineering department as an alumni board advisor for nearly a decade. He also has served professional organizations in various capacities, including chairing American Society of Civil Engineers’ transportation and project management groups in Chicago, and as a vice president and board of director of the American Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois.