HOUSTON, Texas (Jan. 8, 2016) – Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Mike Alford, PE, has joined the firm as a Senior Engineer based in the firm’s Houston office.
A former District Engineer with the Texas Department of Transportation, Alford will provide transportation design support and business development services for Neel-Schaffer’s offices in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington.
“We are very pleased to have Mike join the Neel-Schaffer team as he will add great value to our Texas operations,” said Jerry Trumps, Neel-Schaffer’s Senior Vice President for the Southwest Region. “Mike’s impressive experience with TxDOT will be of great value to our firm in developing new business opportunities throughout the state.”
Alford recently retired after working 33½ years for TxDOT, the last three as the District Engineer for the six-county Houston District. As the District Engineer, he was responsible for planning, design, maintenance, construction, and ferry operations for the Houston District.
Alford filled a wide variety of roles during his 30-plus years with TxDOT, including Project Engineer, Field Staff Engineer, and Area Engineer.
Alford oversaw more than $1 billion worth of transportation projects in each of his final two years with TxDOT. Recent Houston-area projects he managed as the District Engineer included Segments F and G for the ongoing Grand Parkway Loop, and the ongoing US 290 expansion.
Alford holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.