Buddy Covington joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Environmental Manager

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (December 7, 2021) – Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Buddy Covington has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Environmental Manager.

Based in the firm’s Mobile, Alabama, office, Covington has more than 25 years of experience as an Environmental Manager, providing services for federal, state, municipal, industrial, and private clients. He has demonstrated his ability to complete complex environmental projects by leading the collaborative effort of environmental scientists, wetland scientists, ecologists, NEPA specialists, economists, cultural resources staff, planners, civil and environmental engineers, coastal engineers, and permitting specialists to deliver quality environmental services.

Covington has completed more than 75 NEPA documents and has extensive experience working with the departments of transportation in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Covington also has a long history of working with Neel-Schaffer on projects.

“I’ve worked with Neel-Schaffer in various capacities almost my entire career,” said Covington. “We’ve been teammates and I’ve been a subconsultant. I have always admired the ethics and professionalism of Neel-Schaffer employees, from top to bottom, and always had real positive experiences, so now I am very much looking forward to working for Neel-Schaffer.”

“Buddy fits our culture very well,” said Lance Taylor, PE, the firm’s Alabama Operations Manager. “With his personality and his experience, he is going to be a great team member for Neel-Schaffer.”

Covington holds two degrees from the University of Alabama, a Bachelor of Science in Geology, and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science.

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