We are excited to announce the acquisition of Vision Engineering & Planning, a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with offices in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA.
We have big news to share! Sain Associates is excited to announce two new shareholders. It was a natural transition that Becky White and Vann Rutledge are Sain’s newest shareholders as they both demonstrate incredible leadership and have been a part of Sain’s Corporate Executive Committee for a number of years. Becky White was formerly Vice President of Organization Development and Vann Rutledge was Vice President/Controller.
Becky White, now Principal/Owner, is a proven leader in the southeast in the transportation planning industry and has significantly contributed to the firm in terms of overall strategic planning, organizational development and defining company culture. Becky is a Past President of the Alabama Section Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and Southern District ITE. She was named the 2011 Transportation Planner of the Year by the Alabama Section ITE, is a past recipient of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award and was the inaugural recipient of the Society of Women Engineers’ Work Life Balance Award. She will celebrate her 25th anniversary with Sain Associates this coming March.
Vann Rutledge, now Sain Associate’s Chief Financial Officer/Owner, joined the company in 2004 and has spearheaded the efforts to update the firm’s accounting and IT systems throughout his tenure, resulting in a more profitable and integrated workforce. Vann has 20 years of experience in the accounting field working with external clients and managing corporate financial operations. In addition, Vann has extensive experience working with FAR audits and IT Management, database design, programming languages and accounting software implementation.
This shareholder announcement has been a long-term goal for our company and part of our strategic plan in terms of leadership and ownership transition.