LAN Promotes Three Employees to Vice President

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.(LAN) has promoted Stephen Gilbreath, JP Grom and Derek St. John to the position of vice president.

“From the time they joined the firm, Steve, JP and Derek have played a pivotal role in LAN’s success,” said Dennis Petersen, P.E, LAN’s president. “We appreciate their outstanding leadership and dedication to delivering outstanding results to our clients. With these appointments, we are looking forward to continued growth and great success in the coming years.”

Gilbreath, P.E, vice president and team leader, joined LAN in 2000 as a project manager. He has more than 20 years of experience with project management, planning, preliminary and technical design, and quality assurance/quality control and construction management. As a team leader, he is responsible for a variety of wastewater design and rehabilitation projects for treatment plants, sewers and lift stations. He also manages port and coastal projects including terminal development, dredging and environmental restoration. Gilbreath received his bachelor’s degree in maritime systems engineering from Texas A&M University at Galveston and a master’s degree in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University.
Since 2000, Grom, vice president and team leader, has provided program management solutions to the educational marketplace solutions and a variety of school districts in both rural and urban settings. A registered architect, Grom’s expertise includes master planning, facility assessments, design, construction administration and warranty periods. He has successfully managed projects such as the $109 million bond program for Marshall Independent School District and the $267 million Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District bond program. Grom carries a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and received a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional studies from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in architecture from Texas A&M University.

St. John, P.E., vice president and team leader, has 15 years of experience and leads the firm’s stormwater management team specializing in hydrology and hydraulics (H&H) analysis, design and program management. He has led numerous regional mitigation planning and design efforts for a variety of improvement projects throughout Texas, including drainage system master planning, watershed level H&H studies, flood damage reduction feasibility studies, as well as storm sewer, culvert and basin design. He is recognized as an industry leader in the fast-growing area of 2-Dimensional stormwater analysis. St. John received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.


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