WSB Announces New Texas Regional Leadership as Firm Grows National Footprint

March 11, 2024

New leadership promotions announced to support regional expansions.

Minneapolis, Minn.WSB is one of the fastest growing architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms in the nation and today announced the expansion of its Texas leadership team. This is part of the firm’s aggressive growth strategy to build a national firm that supports critical infrastructure across the United States.

This year, WSB added four new vice president roles in Texas, with others across the operating regions of Minnesota/North Dakota, Oklahoma, Colorado and the southeastern U.S. Currently, WSB operates ten offices in Texas including Dallas, Austin, Houston, Round Rock, Tyler, Melissa, Paris, Arlington, Texarkana and Sulphur Springs. The four new vice president promotions in Texas are:

  • Kelly Selman, vice president of transportation
    • Operational focus for transportation in the Texas region
  • Brad Martin, vice president of construction
    • Operational focus for construction in the Texas region
  • Tracey Friggle-Logan, vice president of strategy
    • Oversees construction engineering & inspection strategy in the Texas region
  • Buddy Williams, vice president of strategy
    • Oversees construction engineering & inspection strategy in the Texas region

WSB is expanding into new markets and geographies while continuing to make strategic investments in cutting-edge tools and technology.  In fall of 2023, WSB acquired EST, a respected civil structural and construction engineering consulting firm with offices in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and California. In addition, WSB announced in February 2024 the acquisition of AE Engineering, Inc. (“AE”), a high-growth transportation infrastructure firm based in Jacksonville, Florida. This acquisition brings 13 offices and more than 170 employees into WSB across the Southeast. With the addition of these two firms, WSB now operates with more than 1,250 employees across the U.S.

“There is a lot of potential in Texas, and I look forward to further building our leadership in this region,” said Bret Weiss, president and CEO. “Texas is heavily investing in its infrastructure, and WSB is an industry-leader that can support their commitment to growth and improvement. With an expanded leadership team, we are rooting ourselves in their communities and building connections to take their infrastructure to the next level.”

WSB was founded in 1995 and its growth over the last 28 years has been significant. The firm first entered the Texas market in 2016. After acquiring EST in the fall of 2023, the firm’s ties in Texas have only been strengthened when it added five new offices in the area and many staff. Today, WSB offers services in more than 50 areas, to seamlessly integrate planning, design and implementation across the nation.

Related Insights

We've got our eyes on the horizon.

All Insights