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Thornsberry Joins CJW Transportation Consultants

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After spending nearly 50 years in the public sector working as an engineer at the city and county level and with the Federal Highway Administration, Marc Thornsberry has joined the team at CJW Transportation Consultants.

Years ago, Thornsberry started working for the City of Springfield alongside Jay Wynn, owner and CEO of CJW. “He approached me about joining CJW and I thought ‘hey, this might be fun.’” In addition to his extensive public sector engineering design and management experience, Thornsberry brings his project management skills and knowledge and experience of working with the public to CJW.

“I wanted to work with a firm that really put a focus on their customers and clients, and I was sure that Jay had that commitment from our past working relationship as well as knowing the staff members that he’d recruited throughout the years. “

“I was proud of the work we were able to accomplish in the public sector, working with the community and elected officials,” said Thornsberry. “I’ve known Jay for many years, and he came up in that same environment, so I knew he had a commitment to the public. I knew CJW would be a good fit.”

“I think that their vision and their commitment to the public and to their clients is evidenced by the number of repeat clients,” said Thornsberry. More than 80% of CJW’s client base is comprised of entities that have used the firm for several decades.

“We want to be recognized as trusted, experienced and client focused,” said Thornsberry. He mentioned that public and private entities both look for all these attributes in an engineering firm. Building and maintaining relationships with clients is in sharp focus at CJW, with regular meetings on the subject.

“What I have noticed from day one is a commitment to the community from the entire team at CJW,” said Thornsberry. “Making sure we deliver sustainably designed projects on time and within budget, whether we’re working for a municipality or for a commercial developer is key. We listen to our clients up front and get a full understanding of what their goals are and then we work very diligently to meet those goals.”

CJW recently completed the Fremont Avenue project with economic development improvements from Battlefield Road to Sunset Street. The firm is currently working on another phase of the Central Street streetscape project. Upcoming projects for CJW include North Street in Nixa, which is a major arterial roadway expansion for the city of Nixa and Cox Health super clinic at Highway 65 and Battlefield Road and a recent expansion at Ozarks Technical Community College. CJW also has ongoing projects with the Quapaw Nation in Oklahoma and the city of Clinton, Missouri.

“It’s enjoyable to be involved in those big projects, those highly visible projects,” said Thornsberry. “But it’s also exciting to be able to support the services they provide like health care, education and economic growth.”

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