THE PULSE on the move Hires, Promotions, Honors & Transactions EMC ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC. announced the promotion of Christopher E. Brazell, P.E., LSIT to Senior Principal Owner. Originally from Vidalia, Georgia, Brazell relocated in 2006 to take leadership of the firm’s Columbus branch. In 2011, he became the firm’s youngest Principal Owner and currently serves as a member of the EMC Engineering Services Board of Directors and Executive Council. Brazell is a Licensed Professional Engineer in eleven states and is a Licensed Land Surveyor in Training in Georgia, where he is in the process of obtaining dual registration. HUSSEY GAY BELL expanded its Transportation division with the hire of Clint V. Parker, P.E., PMP as a Senior Transportation Engineer for the firm’s Atlanta office. Parker will be responsible for overall engineering design, cost estimating and permitting for transportation and highway-related pursuits, project management, business development and client relationship management. FULTON COUNTY Manager Dick Anderson has named Todd Long , the former Deputy Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the county’s Chief Operating Officer. Long was appointed the agency’s first Director of Planning in 2009 before serving as Deputy Commissioner and brings more than 25 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and administration to the new role, which he’ll assume October 1. In his place, Mike Dover, P.E. has been appointed the role of Deputy Commissioner for GDOT. GWINNETT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Gwinnett DOT) will now be led by Alan Chapman, P.E. Chapman, a Gwinnett DOT employee for nearly two decades, has been acting Director since October 2014. He holds a Master’s degree from Georgia State University and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. 10 ENGINEERING GEORGIA HESM&A CONSULTING ENGINEERS merged with national facilities planning and design firm, Salas O’Brien . HESM&A will now be known as HESM&A Salas O’Brien. Collectively, the firms have more than 230 employees and over 60 Professional Engineers serving clients from across its 13 nationwide offices. MCGEE PARTNERS announced the addition of Kimberly Tyson, P.E. to its Buford location. Tyson brings with her 15 years of experience in transportation design and stormwater management. The move reunites Tyson with former co-workers from her days as a co-op in the industry.