Dewberry Announces Promotions of Hockaday, Wolff and Simons

Fairfax, VA - Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has promoted Shepard Hockaday, PE, LEED AP, to vice president of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services in the firm’s Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, offices. Hockaday has more than 20 years of experience managing engineering teams from all over the globe, including the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Currently, Hockaday serves as the MEP service line leader. Hockaday earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and the University of Florida, respectively. He is also a graduate of the Young Executives Institute from the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hockaday holds six patents, is a licensed general contractor, and is a member of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Robert Wolff, PE, HFDP, CHFM, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to senior associate in the Chapel Hill office. Wolff has more than 25 years of healthcare experience. He currently serves as the senior project manager for large-scale PME healthcare projects. Wolff received dual bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers, the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association, Inc., and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Wolff is a voting member of the Technical Committee on Electrical Systems for NFPA 99 and was a contributing editor on the 2012 Health Care Facilities Code.

Emmett Simons, PE, has been promoted to associate in the Raleigh office. Simons has more than 10 years of engineering experience with structural engineering, project management, and client management. He currently serves as the liaison for interoffice work in the firm’s Richmond, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, offices. Simons received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed engineer in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.


About Dewberry

Dewberry is a leading professional services firm with a proven history of providing architecture, engineering, and management and consulting services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 40 locations and 1,800+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit www.dewberry.com.

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