Don is a Senior Advisor at HGA who has been instrumental in adding diverse markets and services with his 35 years of experience in developing clients and building teams to execute projects successfully. Don has developed alliance customers during his career where he has provided value in developing solutions that minimized the overall project cost. Don focuses on the growth and development of the Pipeline Services group which is a full-service business unit providing engineering, survey, land acquisition, and inspection services.
Don was instrumental in establishing the Pipeline Services Business Unit and under his leadership, this business unit has had steady growth in the oil & gas industry. He has strategically set up offices to better serve the customer base and promote new talent to the business unit. Don’s leadership encompasses strategic planning, implementing growth strategies, project development, organizational development, and client development. Don has experience working in the oil & gas, specialty chemical, pulp & paper, and petrochemical industry. He has performed projects both domestically and internationally.
Before joining the organization, Don held leadership and engineering positions with Ford, Bacon & Davis, Mar Tech Engineering, and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Don received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1985 and has served on the Louisiana Tech Engineering Board.
Don resides in West Monroe, LA with his wife Alecia. He also has a ranch in West Texas where he plans to retire. He has two daughters and seven grandchildren who he enjoys spending time with and plans to pass down his hunting skills as they get older. In his free time, Don enjoys hunting, fishing, and restoring muscle cars.