Leadership

Advanced Leadership Program Recap: Cultivating Growth and Impact

For this week’s blog, we asked Chandra Storrusten, CEO of Visible Value, to share about Sain’s latest leadership program. Developed and led by Storrusten, the program was an incredible journey of exploration and growth for the participants – equipping and empowering them with powerful frameworks, a growth mindset, and a clear vision for continued leadership…
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From Designer to Shareholder at Sain Associates

Today, we are excited to highlight Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE, has been promoted to Principal Shareholder at Sain. Since becoming an Associate Shareholder in 2021, Jeff has expanded his business development activities to grow our traffic engineering and transportation planning practice. One example is an expansion of Sain’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) practice area. Since…
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Introducing Our New Huntsville Branch Manager

We are excited to announce that Jack Kimbrough, Jr., has been promoted to Branch Manager in our Huntsville, Alabama office.  Jack is succeeding Harry Wilson, who is transitioning into a role where he will be focusing his time on general business development and strengthening Sain’s airport market sector team. He also will be overseeing several…
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10 Years of ASCE

My involvement with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been a decade-long transformative journey that began in 2012. I had just moved from Panama to Tallahassee to finish my B.S. in Civil Engineering at Florida State University. As an international student venturing through a rigorous engineering program, I looked for new ways to…
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Meet the Infrastructure Team

Let us introduce ourselves – we are Sain Associates’ Infrastructure Team! Widely recognized throughout the southeast, our team works to provide innovative solutions to a variety of transportation needs. Our team offers a broad range of infrastructure services through our collective knowledge base. We maintain on-call contracts with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and…
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Meet the Traffic Team

Let us introduce ourselves – we are Sain Associates’ Traffic Team! Sain is widely recognized as one of the top traffic engineering firms in Alabama, with 15 Traffic Team members serving clients from our Birmingham headquarters and branch offices in Auburn, Mobile, and Huntsville, Alabama, and Pulaski, Tennessee. We have worked throughout the Southeast to…
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Leadership Shelby County

Leadership development programs provide valuable insights and experiences that shape us into effective leaders. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in Leadership Shelby County. Through this program, I was able to learn more about the local community, tackle unique challenges, and further develop my leadership skills. One of the key takeaways from my participation…
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50 Years of Service

One of my favorite things about working at Sain Associates is our commitment to community service. In the 20 years I’ve been with Sain, I’ve never been told “no” when I’ve asked to join a group, serve on a board, or even run for office. Not only have the leadership of Sain never discouraged me…
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Intuition: A Leader’s Quiet Helper

Civil engineers are not typically wired to make intuitive decisions. We’re taught to make decisions based on empirical data. While the day-to-day brain functions associated with engineering may tend to crowd out our intuitive side, intuition becomes much more important in leadership roles. We all know what intuition is, but it’s challenging to define it….
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50 Years of Leadership

As Sain Associates has grown over the past 50 years, the ways that we lead have changed. The leaders of today must constantly evolve their thinking and leadership styles when it comes to working with the Gen Xers and Ys. This generation looks at careers from the perspective of an experience and they are not…
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