Southwest Region

Jerry Trumps is an Executive Vice President with the firm and manages Neel-Schaffer’s Southwest Region, operating from the firm’s office in Lafayette, LA. The Southwest Region includes offices in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, and New Orleans, LA, and Houston and San Antonio, TX.

Chris Knotts, PE, serves as the Director of Business Development – Louisiana, based out of the Baton Rouge office. Steve Gonzales, PE, CFM, serves as the Vice President/Director of Business Development for Texas.

Senior Vice President Nick Ferlito, PE, PTOE, serves as the Senior Engineer Manager for the Baton Rouge office. Senior Vice President Vijay Kunada, PE, PTOE, PTP, is the Engineer Manager of the Lafayette Office; and Vice President Don Lancaster, PE, is the Engineer Manager over the Mandeville and New Orleans offices.

Other leaders in the Southwest Region include Vice President Dishili Young, PE, PTOE, who is based in Baton Rouge and serves as Engineer Manager for Louisiana Transportation Design Services; and David J. Hebert, PE, Structural Engineer Manager for the Region.