KCI is pleased to appoint Courtney A. Beamon, PE, and J. Barnie Beasley, PE, to the board of directors. James E. Deriu and G. Scott Lang, PE, CCM, will also serve two-year terms as KCI’s employee representative and rotational members of the board of directors, respectively. They are joining fellow board members Terry F. Neimeyer, PE, BCEE, FACEC, ENV SP (Chairman); Nathan J. Beil, PE, W.RE (CEO/President); Christopher J. Griffith, PE, CCM (COO); Kenneth H. Trout; and William L. Jews.
Courtney A. Beamon, PE
Beamon has more than two decades of experience in the aviation engineering industry and currently serves as president of Delta Airport Consultants, Inc., where she oversees client relations, corporate initiatives, and operations for the firm’s nationwide practice. Her industry involvement includes past service as the chair of the Airport Consultants Council, current service on the corporate steering committee for the American Association of Airport Executives and serving as Vice Chair for AXA XL Design Professionals Risk Control Group. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies-Virginia and in numerous capacities in the Virginia aviation. Beamon holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a registered professional engineer and a licensed private pilot. Beamon has been honored with numerous industry awards, including being named the Virginia Department of Aviation’s Airport Person of the Year and earning the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Distinguished Service Award. She is actively serving as treasurer for the Special Olympics of Virginia.
J. Barnie Beasley, PE
Beasley spent a lengthy career in senior management and executive positions in the electric utility and nuclear power industries, where he retired as chairman and chief executive officer of the Southern Nuclear Operating Company. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the governance of private and public companies and is actively seated on the board of directors for American Electric Power and GSE Systems. Beasley previously served on the board of directors of Energy Solutions, Inc. as well as the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Southeastern Electric Exchange. He also served ten years on the University of Georgia College of Engineering Advisory Board and is a recipient of the College’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Beasley earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Georgia and is a registered professional engineer. He has also previously held a senior reactor operator license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James E. Deriu
Since joining KCI in 2004 as an environmental scientist, Deriu has grown in roles of increasing responsibility, now overseeing the firm’s resource management discipline as vice president. In this capacity, he leads a staff of environmental scientists, engineers and analysts as they address natural and water resource challenges nationwide. Deriu earned his bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College and his master’s degree from Towson University, both in environmental science, and is a graduate of Leadership Maryland and Leadership Baltimore County. Additionally, he served as advisor to the Natural Resources Working Group of the Baltimore County Sustainability Network and as a director for the American Council of Engineering Companies/Maryland.
G. Scott Lang, PE, CCM
After retiring from the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps in 1999, Lang joined KCI as a professional engineer and diver before quickly assuming leadership of the firm’s construction management division. He consistently climbed the ranks before being promoted to executive vice president in 2016. Since 2018, Lang has held the title of Transportation Market Leader. He has extensive experience in project management, design management, facilities operations and maintenance, and construction contracting. Lang holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University. He is both a registered professional engineer and certified construction manager. Lang has been a member of the board of directors for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.