01 Apr Tucker McKenzie named one of top ‘20 Under 40’ by The Pilot newspaper
WithersRavenel’s Site/Civil Director Tucker McKenzie, PE, has been recognized as one of the top young business and community leaders in Moore County.
The Pilot newspaper and website honored Tucker along with 19 other local residents under the age of 40. The “20 Under 40” class was recognized as “people who exhibit professionalism, innovation and leadership in their careers while also serving our community well.”
“I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but it’s a privilege to be considered for this,” Tucker said. “Moore County has a lot of great people doing a lot of great things, and to find out that I’ve been recognized was really appreciated.”
Tucker’s leadership at WithersRavenel is evident in his energy and a passion for developing sites and clients. He has dedicated his nearly 15-year career to the company, and was instrumental in starting WithersRavenel’s Southern Pines office. Tucker is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds dual Associate of Science degrees in Surveying Technology and Civil Engineering from Sandhills Community College. He continues to serve the college as a member of the Sandhills Engineering Technology Advisory Committee. He provides guidance on the curriculum, equipment, and emerging trends to be considered. Tucker advocated for Environmental Engineering specialties (which are being added to the curriculum), providing greater opportunities for education leading to high-paying jobs.
Additionally, Tucker serves on the Moore County Board of Adjustment. Through his church, Tucker assists in multiple fundraising projects that benefit his community. He is the proud husband to his wife, Lauren, and father to his daughter, Laney.
Tucker credits his personal and professional successes to his Moore County roots.
“I grew up in Vass, which at the time was a really small, sleepy town,” he said. “The people there (family, friends, teachers, and other church/community members) really supported me and shaped who I am today. Without that support, I know I wouldn’t be as successful as I have been.
“I am glad that I have been able to move back and become a little more involved in the communities that helped me get to where I am today. I look forward to continuing to find opportunities to keep Moore County the great place that it is, while giving others the opportunities to experience this great community.”