Tracy Seymour, PE, LEED GA, Assoc. DBIA, joined Straughan in 2008 and became President and CEO in 2019 after a stock purchase. Her focus in Straughan is on company operations, project execution, and team performance. Ms. Seymour has been working as an engineering consultant in the A/E field since 1998 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Her industry experience includes many facets of civil engineering such as water resources engineering and highway design. Ms. Seymour’s area of technical expertise is in acoustical engineering, having prepared contract documents for over 20 noise barriers in the state of Maryland as well as designing 3 noise barriers in Virginia. She also has experience providing expert testimony as an acoustical engineer. Ms. Seymour earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.
“I believe that it is the responsibility of today’s generation of planners, engineers, and scientists to meet the challenge of developing sustainable solutions to our society’s changing needs as well as supporting the preservation of our natural resources.”
What do you like about working at Straughan?
My favorite thing about working at Straughan is how the people here really walk the talk. “Green,” “sustainability,” and “resiliency” are not just buzz words thrown around. They are concepts that we incorporate into how we operate the business, how we approach projects, and how we live our lives.
What are your favorite ways to care for our environment?
Educating the younger generation, from kids to our younger engineers, analysts, and scientists. It was a moment of personal pride when I got a call from the Principal’s office to let me know that my son spent his break outside picking up litter and when I heard that the client requested someone who I have been training for years to personally work on a task. When we pass on our knowledge and enthusiasm for what we do here at Straughan, we know that the future of our planet is in good hands.
Best wildlife encounter?
There are birds who have made a home in the awning of my front porch. For the last few years, they have “planted” tomatoes in my front flower bed. I love walking out on the porch and picking some fresh tomatoes.