Bowman Consulting Hires Joe Fersner

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Continues Strategic Expansion of Charleston Office

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“The addition of Joe to our team continues our expansion in this thriving market, and we are dedicated to enhancing our capabilities to deliver high quality service to clients in the greater Charleston market, as well as other coastal communities.”

Bowman Consulting today announced that Joe Fersner has joined its Charleston, SC office as Water Resources Director. Mr. Fersner has over 27 years of experience in stormwater management, water resources protection, and coastal zone management. He will be leading Bowman’s stormwater compliance program geared toward government entities operating under Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits.

“Joe is widely recognized as an expert in coastal zone management. He will bolster our ability to guide both development oriented and local government clients in navigating complex stormwater compliance regulations,” said Gary Bowman, CEO of Bowman Consulting. “The addition of Joe to our team continues our expansion in this thriving market, and we are dedicated to enhancing our capabilities to deliver high quality service to clients in the greater Charleston market, as well as other coastal communities.”

“Bowman has a strong water resources group and they are intent on bringing in experienced individuals to continue to grow it,” added Mr. Fersner. “This is an exciting opportunity to join a top tier firm, and to be a part of a rapidly growing and enthusiastic staff in the Charleston office.”

Mr. Fersner joins Bowman from Woolpert, Inc., where he assisted coastal county and municipal governments in the development and implementation of their stormwater management programs, ordinances, design manuals, IDDE manuals/procedures, system inventories, utility fees, annual reports and watershed master plans. He has spent significant time tracking, commenting on and providing input to DHEC on the recently adopted SC Construction General Permit (CGP) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. Mr. Fersner also served for over 20 years as the manager of engineering and state certifications at DHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM). He directed and supervised the implementation of the state stormwater management and sediment reduction program and the state Coastal Zone consistency certification program in the eight coastal counties.

Bowman’s Charleston office has experienced rapid growth since opening last year. In recent months, Jim Ducker joined the office as Senior Project Manager bringing with him over 13 years of experience in all aspects of master plan development, site identification, regulatory approvals, construction document preparation, contract bid, negotiation and award processes, construction management and contract administration, cost analysis and budget development, and project closeout. Additionally, Cameron Baker joined the office as Project Manager, bringing with him a strong understanding of the site development process including master planning, regulatory compliance, and utility and stormwater design.

About Bowman Consulting
Bowman Consulting is a multidiscipline design firm with the singular mission of “delivering success to clients with a sense of urgency.” With more than 25 offices across the country, the company serves a broad array of industries including oil and gas, urban land development, transportation, water resources, and mining. Bowman has garnered numerous awards and recognition for growth, as well as for environmentally sensitive designs. http://www.bowmanconsulting.com.

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