JACKSON, Miss. – December 30, 2020 – Waggoner Engineering is excited to announce Stephen Thompson has joined the firm as Project Manager in our Jackson office.
Thompson has over 20 years of financial management experience directing multi-disciplinary teams in various industries, including utilities, hotel and gaming, and television.
“We are extremely fortunate to have such a quality individual as Stephen joining our team,” said VP of Central Operations Hunter Arnold. “His combination of public utility and private business experience across Mississippi and Louisiana, in management and financial realms, will be very valuable to our clients.”
Prior to joining Waggoner, Thompson served as the general manager/CEO for Canton Municipal Utilities, overseeing the entire operation of four divisions. He was the financial controller for the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel, where he managed all financial functions, including payables, inventory, and general ledger accounting. Thompson also worked as a controller for WAPT and WJTV television stations in Jackson.
A former captain in the United States Marine Corps, he is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of Jackson and 100 Black Men of Jackson, Inc.
Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Jackson State University.
Waggoner Engineering, founded in 1976, is a civil engineering firm with a passion for helping communities realize their full potential. Today, Waggoner has expanded to 11 offices in five states and is recognized for its innovative, multi-disciplinary services that make it much more than a traditional engineering firm.