FEB 16, 2013: Dan Meckes was named chairman and CEO of Crawford, Murphy &Tilly, Inc. (CMT) at the firm’s annual board meeting on February 9, 2013. He will also retain the responsibilities of president, a position he was appointed to in 2007. Meckes has become the fifth employee to lead the firm since its inception in 1946. He replaces Brian Whiston who recently retired after 41 years with CMT.
Meckes began his career at CMT in 1983 when his talents were focused on highway and bridge projects in Illinois and Missouri. In 1996, he relocated to CMT’s St Louis office to serve as co-manager and played a significant role in the growth of that office (In 2004, the St. Louis Business Journal ranked CMT’s St. Louis office as the fastest-growing consulting engineering firm in the area).
In recent years, Meckes has led CMT’s strategic planning efforts and continuous improvement initiative, while continuing to play a major role in public relations and client development. Continuing CMT’s tradition of keeping senior leadership involved with clients’ projects, he is actively serving as principal on “Park Over the Highway,” a landmark project that will enhance the connection between the Gateway Arch area and downtown St. Louis.
Throughout his career, Meckes has remained active with many industry and community organizations. He is currently serving as secretary treasurer for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Missouri.