Board & Staff
J Kyle Salyer, P.E., P.S., Van Buren, Arkansas
Kyle graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville with a B.S. Civil Engineering degree in 2000. He has been a Professional Engineer in Arkansas and Oklahoma since 2004 and a Professional Surveyor in Arkansas since 2009.
Kyle began his engineering career as a Summer Engineer Intern with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) from 1998 to 1999. He joined Hawkins-Weir Engineers as a Staff Engineer following his graduation in 2000. In 2009, Kyle became a partner of Hawkins-Weir and is currently a Director and Vice-President with the Firm.
Kyle has previously served as the President and Chairman of the Van Buren Municipal Auditorium Commission and a Director for the American Public Works Association (Arkansas). He has also served on various committees, including the Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors, Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers, Leadership Crawford County, and American Council of Engineering Companies.
He and his wife Kellie have two children, a daughter, Brylee Kate, and a son, Landon. He and his family enjoy spending time on their recreational property hunting, fishing, enjoying the outdoors as well as snow skiing in Colorado with family and friends. Kyle and Kellie are both passionate Razorback fans and longtime Razorback Foundation Members.
Kyle is an Engineer Member of the Board, appointed in 2017. He served as Vice-President in 2020 and was reappointed in 2021. His term on the Board will expire in 2025.
BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
Lorie H. Tudor, P.E., Little Rock, Arkansas
Lorie graduated from the University of Memphis with a B.S. Civil Engineering degree in 1995. She has been a Professional Engineer since 2002.
Lorie began her career with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) as a Clerk Typist in 1981. She resigned in 1995 to pursue her degree and upon graduation, returned to the Department as a Civil Engineer I – Planning Division. She’s held various titles in Planning, Research, and Program Management, becoming Assistant Chief Engineer for Planning in 2011 and Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer in 2014. In March 2020 she became the Director of the Department.
Lorie is the Chairman of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Committee on Funding and Finance. She was inducted into the University of Arkansas’ Academy of Civil Engineering in 2018 and received AASHTO’s Alfred E. Johnson Achievement Award in 2019.
She is married to Jeff and her outside interests include spending time with family, enjoying water sports on Lake Ouachita, cooking, and reading.
Lorie is an Engineer member of the Board, appointed in 2020, and her term will expire in 2023.
Rodney D. Williams, P.E., P.S., Fayetteville, Arkansas
Rod graduated from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Civil Engineering degrees in 1989, 1991, and 1997 respectively. He has been a Professional Engineer since 1998 and a Professional Surveyor since 2007.
Rod started his career at the University of Arkansas as a Teaching Assistant (1989-1991). His subsequent positions included Visiting Instructor (1992), Research Assistant/Instructor (1993-1995), Instructor (1995-1998), and Visiting Assistant Professor (1998-Present). His related educational experience includes; acting as the Civil Engineering Department’s Undergraduate Studies Coordinator, serving as an Instructor in a variety of short courses, certification programs, and reviewing Licensing Exams for AHTD, ADEQ, and consulting firms across the state and nation. Consulting: DBA Williams Consulting, Stream surveys, Assimilative capacity studies, WWTP compliance and treatment issues, watershed protection and inventories, nutrient monitoring, stream monitoring, and other related research.
Rod has served on many committees including the Drinking Water Advisory and Operator Licensing Committee (2004 – 2010), University Health and Occupational Safety Committee (Chair), College of Engineering Safety Committee (Chair), and Wastewater Advisory and Operators Committee (March 2014 through 2017). He has received the University of Arkansas, College of Engineering Outstanding Service to Students Award (1999-2000, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2011-2012, 2012-2013), Baum Teaching Grant (2006), he has been recognized by the Student Alumni Board and the Associated Student Government for outstanding service to the students of the University of Arkansas (2007), and has been initiated into the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineers (2010). He is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Resources Association, American Water Works Association, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineer Honor Society, and Order of the Engineer.
When not teaching, advising, or consulting he enjoys riding motorcycles, playing guitar, fiddle, and traveling to exotic, and not so exotic, places.
Rod is the Dual Member of the Board, appointed in early 2016. He was reappointed in July 2016, and 2020 and his current term will expire in 2024.
Ivan L. Hoffman, Jr., P.S., Van Buren, Arkansas
Ivan became a Professional Surveyor in Arkansas in 1973, and also holds registration in Oklahoma and Missouri.
Ivan has been president and owner of Hoffman & Associates, Inc. since 1978 and his firm provides engineering and surveying services.
Ivan is a Fellow of the National Society of Professional Surveyors a member of the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri Surveying Society. He is active in the Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors (ASPS), where he has been past President and Legislative Chairman and a frequent course instructor for the organization’s continuing education efforts. He is a Member and President, of the Land Advisory Board to the State Surveyors Office. He is also active in the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES). Serving on various NCEES standing committees and task forces including; Examinations for Professional Surveyors (EPS) (Chairman, 2013-2014), Survey Exam (Subject Matter Expert), and Examination Policy and Procedures (EPP). He has also served as an NCEES Annual Meeting workshop instructor.
Ivan is the Surveyor Member of the Board, appointed in 2002. During his tenure, he has served as Vice-President (2004-2005, 2013-2014) and President (2005-2006, 2014-2015). He was reappointed in 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, and his current term will expire in 2022.
Donald M. Perry, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Don enlisted in the Army in 1988 and his Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) was a Combat Engineer. During his twenty-plus years of military service, he served in many countries and various positions including; Squad Leader, Senior Training Developer/Writer, Combat Construction Foreman, and Combat Training Development. Upon his retirement in 2008, he returned to Jonesboro to pursue a career in the education field. Don became an educator in 2010 and he’s currently a JROTC Instructor at his alma mater, Marked Tree High School.
Don is a decorated veteran, receiving many awards & achievements including the Good Conduct Medal (1991, 1994 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006), The Army Commendation Medal (1993, 1995, 1999), The Army Achievement Medal (1992, 1996, 1999), The Meritorious Service Medal (2005, 2008), and Exceptionally Meritorious Achievement Instructor of the Month of May (2000).
He and his wife Marcia are the proud parents of four children, Shalinda, Trenisha, Angelica, and Donald, Jr., and six grandchildren. His hobbies are going to church, swimming, lifting weights, coaching basketball, and spending time with his family.
Don is a Consumer Member of the Board, appointed in 2018 and his current term will expire in 2022.
Thomas R. Scott, Little Rock, AR
Tom graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, with a B.S. Public Administration degree in 1974. He was also licensed as a General Appraiser by the Arkansas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board.
Tom began his real estate appraising career in 1980. He, along with two others, founded Arkansas CAMA Technology, Inc. (ACT) in 1992, and DataScout, LLC in 2000. ACT provides real estate appraisal services and assessment and collector software. DataScout, LLC offers online access to county and parish real estate records. He served as President of ACT from its 1992 incorporation until March 2018. Tom retired from both companies in August 2020.
Tom is a former member of the Arkansas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (1999 – 2005), serving as Chairman for two terms. He is a past president and board member of the Arkansas Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers. In 2000 and 2014, the Chapter awarded Tom the Marvin Russell Award for his outstanding professional contributions to the Arkansas assessment profession. He has a Senior Appraiser designation from the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department and a Certified Louisiana Associate Assessor certification from the Louisiana Assessors Association. He is an associate member and past board member of the Arkansas Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Tom currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock. In January 2014 he helped found the Mulberry River Society and has served as that organization’s vice-president since its inception. Tom is also an Eagle Scout.
Tom and his wife, Gale Grice Scott of Parkdale, AR, both enjoy all kinds of sports and are avid Razorback fans and tailgaters. They are also timberland owners, thoroughly enjoying being out in the woods, on the lakes and rivers of Arkansas, traveling, gardening, and entertaining their many family members and friends. Tom and Gale are very proud of their two sons and wives; Cory and Amber, and Zeb and Quincy. Tom and Gale are blessed to be the grandparents of four outstanding grandchildren.
Tom is a Consumer Member of the Board, appointed in 2015. He was reappointed in 2019 and his term will expire in 2023.
Brian J. Moore, P.E., Springdale, Arkansas
Brian graduated from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1994. He has been a Professional Engineer in Arkansas since 2000. He also maintains P.E. licenses in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
Brian began his engineering career at Engineering Services, Inc. (ESI) in 1992 while working on his B.S.C.E degree. Upon graduation he became full-time and he is currently Vice President and part-owner of ESI.
Brian was one of Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s “Forty Under Forty” in 2003 and was named the 2005 Young Engineer of the Year by the Northwest Chapter of the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE). He has previously served as president of the Northwest Chapter of ASPE and the Arkansas Chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He has served on the board of directors for several organizations, including the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, Springdale Rotary Club, and the United Way of Washington County. He has also served on numerous committees, including the Springdale Enhancement Project, the Springdale Growth Task Force, the Utilities Committee of the Springdale City Future Program, the Governance Council of Springdale Tomorrow, and the Springdale Sports Authority.
He and his wife Melonie have two children, a daughter, Cadence, and a son, Chandler. Brian enjoys golfing, vacationing with his family, and supporting his children’s interests and activities.
Brian is an Engineer member of the Board, appointed in 2015. During his tenure, he has served as President (2018-2019), Vice-President (2017-2018). He was reappointed in 2019 and his term will expire in 2023.
David B. Beasley, PhD, P.E., Jonesboro, Arkansas
David graduated from Mississippi State University with B.S. and M.S. Agricultural Engineering degrees in 1971 and 1973 respectively. He continued his education at Purdue University, earning a Ph.D. (1977) in Agricultural Engineering (specializing in nonpoint source pollution monitoring and modeling). He has been a Professional Engineer since 1978.
David is a former Professor and Dean of Engineering at Arkansas State University (2009-14). Prior to joining Arkansas State, he was a Professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University from 1991 to 2009 and served as Department Head from 1991 to 1999. From 1988 to 1991, he was Professor and Head of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Georgia’s Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton. Before that, he was a member of the faculty at Purdue University (1978 to 1988) and the University of Arkansas (1977 to 1978).
David received the 2017 ABET Fellow Award in recognition of exceptional dedication and leadership of the Engineering Accreditation Commission and for significant contributions to accreditation criteria. He’s listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. He has been an ABET evaluator for more than 22 years and served as ASABE’s liaison with NCEES’ EPE Committee for two years. He was a member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET for 12 years and served on the Executive Committee of the Commission, where he was chair of the Criteria Committee and Chair of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (2012-13). He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and a member of the Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineers. He was named a Distinguished Engineering Fellow of the College of Engineering at Mississippi State and received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at Purdue.
He is married to Jan and is the father of two children (Jessica and Camille). His outside interests include the Jonesboro Rotary Club, travel, and engineering education consulting.
David is an Engineer member of the Board, appointed in 2014. During his tenure, he has served as Vice-President (2015-2016) and President (2016-2017). He was reappointed in 2016, and 2020 and his current term will expire in 2024.
Murry E. Cline, P.E., Springdale, Arkansas
Murry graduated from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville in 1988 with a B.S. Civil Engineering degree. He has an Arkansas Surveyor Intern license and he became a Professional Engineer in 1993. He is also a Professional Engineer in Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Throughout high school and college, Murry worked for his father Billy M. Cline (former Board Member and Executive Director of the PELS Board) at Cline-Frazier Engineers in Forrest City, AR. Upon his 1988 graduation, he began working at the Arkansas Highways and Transportation Department as an Asst. Resident Engineer in Wynne, AR. He was hired at APAC Tennessee in 1995 as an Area Manager, and in 2006 joined Hubbard Construction Co as Division Manager in Tampa FL. He became the General Manager for Marshall County Stone in Franklin, TN in 2008 and in 2012 he relocated to Northwest Arkansas. In 2012 he joined APAC Central as Vice President Operations of NWA and he is currently General Manager for Northwest Arkansas Operations – APAC Central, Standard Materials Group, and Arkhola which are CRH companies.
Murry was on the Board of Directors for the Springdale Chamber of Commerce from 2016-2020, serving as Chairman in 2019. He’s active in the Arkansas Asphalt Pavement Association, serving as Vice Chairman (2019), Chairman (2020), and currently serving on the Board of Directors. Murry was inducted into the Forrest City High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineering in 2018.
He is married to Tami Cline of West Memphis, AR. and they have two children (Mason and Lena Rose) and 1 grandchild (Cooper Pierce). Mason received his undergraduate degree from Arkansas Tech, and he is obtaining his MBA at Sam Walton school of business at the University of Arkansas. Lena Rose Pierce is a school counselor in Blytheville AR. and married to McKenzie Pierce, head basketball coach at Blytheville. Hobbies include – golfing, spending time at Beaver Lake, family, and spoiling their grandchild!!
Murry is an Engineer Member of the Board, appointed in 2021, and his term will expire in 2025.