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Our Leadership Team

Jones|Carter is led by an executive management team whose credentials and experience have earned the company an industry-wide reputation for quality, dependability, and service. This leadership is reinforced by the deep expertise of our practice leaders and the unlimited energy of every employee.


 Robert L. Aylward
Chief Executive Officer and President

With over 30 years of experience, Robert is a seasoned executive with a consistent track record for driving companies forward in a variety of industries -from energy, business services, telecommunications, defense contracting, and construction. Each day he continues to implement new strategic planning processes, develop new products and services, strengthen business relationships, facilitate acquisitions, and expand innovative business approaches that produce exceptional results. His strong leadership has led the company to greater heights of growth, success, financial stewardship, and employee safety.


Clayton O. Black, PE
Chief Strategy and Development Officer 

Clayton began his professional career with Jones|Carter 15 years ago as a Design Engineer. Throughout his tenure, Clayton has managed the design and construction of a wide range of complex mixed-use and master-planned developments as the Site Development Practice Leader. Clayton now serves as the Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, in which he coordinates with clients and contractors continually to ensure quality work and timely project completion. He regularly attends governmental meetings on behalf of clients. Additionally, Clayton serves as the Chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies – Houston Design Standards/Plan Review (DS/PR) Committee and is currently completing his MBA at Rice University.


   Scott Knapp                   

Chief Administrative Officer 

Scott is a Strategic Human Resources Executive with 22 years of proven expertise in of supporting the needs of businesses by aligning, developing, and training the talent necessary for organizations to succeed. Some of his focuses include talent acquisition, performance management, and succession planning He has continuously demonstrated the ability to provide focused leadership in designing, developing, and delivering human resource solutions to Jones|Carter and for building and managing teams.

 


Tobin T. Synatschk, PE                                        

Water and Wastewater

Tobin joined Jones|Carter in 1994 and now heads the Water and Wastewater Department, which includes managing numerous wastewater treatment plants, lift stations, pump stations, water wells, and water plant designs. His work includes cost analysis, comparison of alternatives, and presentation of final design concept for approval by clients, as well as regulatory agencies. Tobin was actively involved in the review and revision of the criteria that govern the design of wastewater treatment plants and lift stations through HCEC. He chaired a committee for the review of TCEQ’s Chapter 217 and a committee for proposed changes to the City of Houston’s Lift Station Design Criteria.


Kevin R. Krahn, PE 

Municipal and District Engineering

Kevin manages the Municipal and District Services team, which focuses on providing management and other consultation services to resident-board water districts, special districts, and various other municipalities. He has lead a variety of large-scale public infrastructure initiatives related to municipal and transportation projects, including managing the full life cycle from concept and design through the construction and completion stage of a project. His technical experience encompasses design of water transmission and distribution systems, urban channel and storm drainage improvements, wastewater collection systems, parks and park amenities, and roadway design and reconstruction projects. He is also a partner of Jones|Carter.


Robert A. Maxwell, PE 

Transportation

With over 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, Robert serves as the leader of Transportation division. He and his team handle projects ranging from city streets, county roads, state highways, toll roads, and mass transit. He has provided program management, feasibility studies, schematic planning, long-range planning, preliminary engineering, final design, construction administration, and construction management for public works and infrastructure. He has also been engaged in governmental and legislative affairs, from the city level up to the Texas legislature, supporting key funding for infrastructure and engineering initiatives.


Darren K. Willis
Site Development

Darren has been with Jones|Carter for over 15 years. He currently oversees the Site Development team. He has extensive experience in the management and supervision of street design, underground utility design, site development design, drainage studies, hydrology and hydraulics, general feasibility studies, district creation reports, and other client requests. Darren is also responsible for general engineering services for several municipal utility districts including water and wastewater treatment plan consultation, drainage evaluations, site development review, bond application reports, and regular attendance at district board meetings.


Bryan P. Kennedy, PE
Land Development

Bryan started his career with Jones|Carter in Houston over 21 years ago before moving to Dallas where he currently oversees the management and daily operations of the entire Dallas office. Bryan’s experience includes the management of street and underground utility design, sanitary sewer rehabilitation, hydraulics and hydrology projects, water and wastewater projects, park and recreational facilities projects, and the firm’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) activities. He has also served as District and City Engineer for several municipal utility districts and cities.

 


Terry Reeves, PE
Land Development

Terry has been with Jones|Carter since June 2005. He is responsible for
management and design of land development and municipal utility district clients in the Houston Metropolitan area. He presently serves as Land Development Department Manager for one of two land development groups in our Houston office. Day-to-day activities include supervising street paving, underground utility design, drainage studies, and hydrology/hydraulics, as well as feasibility and District Creation reports. Terry is also responsible for supervising general engineering services for several municipal utility districts including water and wastewater treatment plant consultation, drainage evaluations, underground utility rehabilitation, site development review, bond application reports, and regular attendance at district board meetings.

 


Douglas S. Bramwell, PE, RPLS
Surveying

Doug has been with Jones|Carter since 2003 and has a strong background in all aspects of land development and boundary surveying, as well as establishing and maintaining primary survey control. His responsibilities include coordinating survey work efforts between offices, oversees all quality assurance/quality control procedures for the College Station office, as well as providing supervision of field crews. Being both a Registered Professional Land Surveyor and a Professional Engineer helps to efficiently obtain field information, which is needed by the design engineer, and maximize surveying productivity.

 


Stan R. Winter, AICP
Land Planning

As acting practice leader for Land Planning, Stan brings over 30 years of planning experience to each project, reflected in a keen aptitude for creating design solutions to a myriad of land development challenges. Stan joined Jones|Carter after working on a number of high-profile projects, particularly suburban developments for the private sector, during which he became a strong advocate for clients, fully representing their needs throughout the design and approval process. He has been instrumental in the design and approval of hundreds of projects, championing the mutual goals of the client, city staff, elected officials and the community.



James C. Jones, PE
Hydrology & Hydraulics

James has worked for Jones|Carter both nationally and internationally in several practices, having worked in the Austin, Dallas, and Houston office, as well Libya. These opportunities have provided him with the knowledge and experience to oversee projects from multiple disciplines – from the initial stages of project inception and modeling through final design and construction. He currently serves as a director for the Greater Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and is a Past-Section Trustee and Past-President for the Southeast Chapter of the Texas American Water Works Association (AWWA). He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. James serves on the Board of Directors for Jones|Carter and is also a shareholder.

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