2018 Engineer of the Year

Wendell L. “Buddy” Barnes, PE, FSAME

Mr. Barnes is an engineer executive with over 25 years in the Houston area working for the City of Houston and consulting firms; preceded by a 20-year career in the U S Army Corps of Engineers, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel with over 11 years serving in European, Mobile and Savannah Corps of Engineers Districts; Mr. Barnes possesses a special mix of experience which addresses municipal, state, and federal client needs.  He is currently Senior Vice President at Arcadis providing program management, project management and executive oversight for the water and infrastructure business lines in the Greater Houston public market. Buddy and his wife Mary live in The Woodlands, their two sons, Wendell and Matthew and families are in the area too.