F. Jerry Hairston, Jr. PE

Chief Operating Officer

With more than thirty years of experience, Jerry is a seasoned professional dedicated to building and motivating high-performing teams that exceed performance goals. He joined W&A Engineering in 2020, taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer, and has quickly become an asset to the firm. Jerry is experienced in leading key operations in both small businesses looking to grow as well as global, multibillion-dollar companies.

Jerry is a process-oriented operations and business development leader with demonstrated success in global engineering organizations. He has a strong track record of establishing performance excellence and optimizing profitability through business operations analysis, strategic planning, accountability, and tactical leadership.

Utilizing his experience in implementing sales systems, marketing, HR, recruitment, training, and research, Jerry incorporates these core business activities to develop strong, integrated teams. He is considered a thought leader in the industry, advising decision-makers, pioneering new pilot programs promoting the collaboration of private engineers and city governments, and has been responsible for more than 800 commercial projects.