WGK Team

Bill Owen, PE

Senior Principal

Bill always wanted to be a coach but was encouraged to choose a more predictable career. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1986 and went to work as an engineer. He quickly realized that the skills required to be a successful engineer had a lot of overlap with the skills required to be an effective coach. 

He joined WGK shortly after the firm was founded in 1991.

As a Professional Engineer and WGK’s Quality Engineering Principal, Bill enjoys orchestrating all the pieces from people to plans that get winning results for clients. He is the primary site preparation specialist at the firm and shows up everyday on a mission to help clients get what they want and deserve so they can grow their businesses and communities. 

That work has led him to manage some of the largest and most complex groundwork projects in the firm’s portfolio. Bill also serves as the City Engineer for WGK’s hometown, the City of Clinton.

Bill and his wife Sara have two sons. 

Registrations, Memberships & Certifications:

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Mississippi and Georgia
  • American Public Works Association 
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Mississippi Engineering Society 
  • MDOT LPA Certification
  • MDOT Stormwater Certification

Other WGK Team Members

Gregory Gearhart, PE, BCEE

Senior Principal

Michael K. McKenzie, PE

Senior Principal

Tramone Smith, P.E., BCEE, MSCE


Brandon McKay, PE


Kevin Hines, PLS

Survey Manager

Gabe Cartlidge

Graduate Engineer

Connor Steptoe

Engineer Intern

George Baladi, E.I.

Engineer Intern

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