Poised to grow further: WithersRavenel promotes Mark Stephens to Chief Growth Officer

Poised to grow further: WithersRavenel promotes Mark Stephens to Chief Growth Officer

Mark Stephens, PE, ICMA-CM has been promoted to Chief Growth Officer at WithersRavenel. In his new role, Mark will lead WithersRavenel’s overall business development efforts.

With more than 25 years of experience in public sector leadership, land development, and civil engineering, Mark is well-positioned to help WithersRavenel continue to grow while providing all our clients with professional and efficient service.

“I am super excited to begin my new role as Chief Growth Officer here at WithersRavenel and look forward to the challenges of these unprecedented times to be in the engineering industry,” he said.  “Growth projections in North Carolina and the Southeast, coupled with the influx of federal funds to assist communities with improving their infrastructures, will provide great opportunities for our industry to shape the future of our state and nation for decades to come.

“I am blessed to be a part of an organization that embraces these challenges and does so by placing quality at the forefront of its service offerings.”

Previously, Mark was the firm’s Western Regional Manager, overseeing our work with all WithersRavenel clients in the western part of the state. He is a lifelong resident of North Carolina, having lived and worked throughout the state, which adds to his understanding of regional and statewide needs of the clients we serve.

Before joining WithersRavenel, Mark served as the City Manager of New Bern for seven years, developing, executing, and implementing policy for the city in Craven County. He is a Professional Engineer with licensing in North Carolina and Virginia. He is also an ICMA Credentialed Manager. Mark is a current member of both the American Water Works Association and the American Public Works Association.

Mark’s educational background includes an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology from Western Piedmont Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology from UNC Charlotte, and a Master of Public Administration from Appalachian State University.

Please join us in congratulating Mark on his new position! You can put Mark to work for you by reaching him at (828) 255-0313 or mstephens@withersravenel.com.