Reid Haygood named 2022 Mississippi Engineering Society ‘Young Engineer of the Year’

Keith Purvis presents Reid Haygood with Young Engineer of the Year Award

JACKSON, Miss. (March 10, 2022) – Reid Haygood, PE, of Neel-Schaffer was announced today as the 2022 Young Engineer of the Year by the Mississippi Engineering Society (MES).

Haygood received the award during the awards luncheon of the MES Winter Meetings at the Sheraton Flowood Refuge Hotel & Conference Center in Flowood, MS. Criteria for the award includes:

  • Professional integrity beyond question;
  • Professional reputation that extends beyond the engineering field; and
  • Consistently promotes the welfare of the engineering profession.

Keith Purvis, PE, who leads Neel-Schaffer’s Mississippi Transportation discipline, presented the award.

“In my 34-year career I have not worked around another young engineer who is a better example of these qualifications,” said Purvis. “Reid is a valued member of our staff at Neel-Schaffer, but more than that he is a great asset to the engineering profession.”

Haygood joined Neel-Schaffer in 2019 and serves as a Transportation Engineer in the company’s Jackson office. He has five years of experience in roadway design and project management and has worked on a wide variety of transportation projects in his three years with the firm.

Haygood is a Registered Professional Engineer in Mississippi and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University.