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Mark Askew

Mark Askew 
BS Civil Engineering, '76
Founder and President of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates

Professional/Technical Societies (local, state, national – list any offices held and dates)
Advisory Board, Herff College of Engineering, University of Memphis; American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of TN, Past National Director and Past President; ACEC of TN, Memphis Chapter, Past President; West TN Structural Engineers Assoc., Founder and Past President; Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE); Structural Engineering Institute; American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC); Team Green Zone, Board Member.

Indicate career achievements, contributions, and pertinent information
A well-respected member of the engineering community (and a University of Memphis graduate), Mark has served on numerous boards for professional associations. Mark Askew has guided A2H from a one-man engineering studio into a multi-discipline design firm, employing 71 people; doubling the A2H work force during 2007-2011, the most difficult times for Design & Construction industry. The firm’s success throughout the recession is a testament to his leadership abilities.

Mark operates A2H under a guiding principle, “Creating an Enhanced Quality of Life for Our Clients & Community.”  He strongly believes in being accountable and responsible, personally and professionally. His focus on serving the surrounding community through quality design provides a clear vision to his employees of how their work impacts their surroundings. 

Service to the profession
Mark Askew founded the West Tennessee chapter of the Structural Engineers Association in keeping with their mission statement, “to advance and promote the art and science of Structural Engineering, providing a statewide organization for structural engineers to discourse, to educate, and to represent, for the benefit of the profession and the public.” He serves on the Advisory Board for the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis, providing encouragement and support to young men and women at his alma mater to achieve their potential, and over the years he has included some as interns at his company. Mark has served as president of both the local and state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), leading improvements in the business practices of engineering firms, enhancing public awareness and understanding of the value of engineering services, and influencing public policy to promote the safety of Tennesseans.

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