January 11, 2019
Kercher Leadership Changes – New President – Steve Varnedoe
The Kercher Group, Inc., is excited to announce recent changes to its corporate leadership team. Firm founder, Alan Kercher, has transitioned to a new role as Kercher’s Chief Executive Officer while Steve Varnedoe replaces Alan as Kercher’s President.
Alan remains actively engaged in Kercher, with his new position providing him a better opportunity to focus on refining the long-term vision for the Firm and evaluating strategic growth opportunities. Alan states, “I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of the Kercher team that has allowed our company to grow and expand over the last 25 years. In my new role, I will be able to focus more on the long-range efforts of the firm while exploring additional opportunities for growth and expansion.”
Steve Varnedoe has assumed responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Firm. Steve notes, “This is a great opportunity and I look forward to spending even more time working directly with our clients, other Principals of the Firm and leaders of our various practices to achieve continued success. I am committed to continuing the Kercher legacy that Alan created of delivering high quality work products that result in happy clients, while making The Kercher Group a great place to work.”
Steve brings 39 years of Transportation Engineering industry experience to the position. A graduate of NC State University, Steve held numerous leadership positions during his career with the North Carolina Department of Transportation prior to retiring as Chief Engineer. A respected Asset Management expert, prior to joining Kercher in 2017 Steve held executive positions at The National Center for Pavement Preservation, AgileAssets, Inc., and Asset Management Associates, PLLC. Steve is actively involved in the Transportation Research Board where he serves as Chair of the Operations and Preservation Group and is a Member of ASCE.