OLATHE, Kan. — Terracon Consultants, Inc. has appointed Jason Kephart as the company’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Kephart will begin his tenure in early July replacing current CIO, Frank Milano, who will retire after 14 years of service with the company.
Outgoing Milano has made tremendous contributions to the firm. As the company’s first CIO, he built the Terracon Information Technology (IT) Department from a few individuals to a team of more than 50.
After Milano made his retirement announcement in late February, Terracon conducted an applicant search to find the person best suited to serve in this critical role. The company also considered internal employee applicants for the position that included Kephart. After screening and interviewing several candidates, Kephart was chosen as Terracon’s new CIO based on his enthusiasm, proven track record at Terracon, strategic direction for the IT Department, and vision for partnerships with operations.
Kephart earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Western Michigan University in 1995 and began his IT career that same year in Detroit, Mich., as a Systems Engineer for Electronic Data Systems. He spent the next eight years leading software development teams in the Kansas City area for Advanced Business Consultants, Quilogy, and Sprint.
Kephart joined Terracon in 2004 as Application Services Manager and was later promoted to Technical Services Manager in 2009. In this role, he provided technical and management oversight for the infrastructure architecture, network administration, and desktop support functions of Terracon’s IT department. During this time, Kephart worked alongside Milano for nine years helping making key decisions related to the growth and development of IT at Terracon. He also earned an MBA from Baker University in 2010.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 2,800 employees providing geotechnical, environmental, construction materials, and facilities services from more than 130 offices in 39 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: www.terracon.com