John Zumwalt, Former Chairman & CEO PBS&J (Now a part of Atkins)
Kyra Solutions Advisor

John B. Zumwalt, III, is a Founding Principal of Crossroads Advisory, a consulting firm offering strategic business positioning and cultural development services. He is the immediate past Chairman of Florida TaxWatch, an independent statewide research organization devoted entirely to Florida taxing and spending policies and practices.

Early in 2010, he retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer after a 37 year career with The PBSJ Corporation and its primary subsidiary company, PBS&J, a nationwide consulting engineering company (now Atkins). Under his leadership, The PBSJ Corporation grew to be an $830-million-a-year, 4,000 person company offering engineering and construction services across the U.S. and abroad through 80 offices.

John is a 1973 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in civil and environmental engineering and he was inducted into its Engineering Hall of Fame in 2004. He is a registered engineer in the State of Florida.

As an advocate for his profession and in support of his industry, he has actively served his profession with distinction. John is a past President and Director of the Florida Engineering Society and a Founder and alumnus of the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute. He was selected by his peers as an FES Fellow and received the prestigious Governor A.W. Gilchrist Award for outstanding public service to the engineering profession.  He is past President and Director of the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE).

 


John Zumwalt, Former Chairman & CEO PBS&J (Now a part of Atkins)
Kyra Solutions Advisor

John B. Zumwalt, III, is a Founding Principal of Crossroads Advisory, a consulting firm offering strategic business positioning and cultural development services. He is the immediate past Chairman of Florida TaxWatch, an independent statewide research organization devoted entirely to Florida taxing and spending policies and practices.

Early in 2010, he retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer after a 37 year career with The PBSJ Corporation and its primary subsidiary company, PBS&J, a nationwide consulting engineering company (now Atkins). Under his leadership, The PBSJ Corporation grew to be an $830-million-a-year, 4,000 person company offering engineering and construction services across the U.S. and abroad through 80 offices.

John is a 1973 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in civil and environmental engineering and he was inducted into its Engineering Hall of Fame in 2004. He is a registered engineer in the State of Florida.

As an advocate for his profession and in support of his industry, he has actively served his profession with distinction. John is a past President and Director of the Florida Engineering Society and a Founder and alumnus of the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute. He was selected by his peers as an FES Fellow and received the prestigious Governor A.W. Gilchrist Award for outstanding public service to the engineering profession.  He is past President and Director of the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE).

 

Through active participation in key civic groups, John has tirelessly promoted good stewardship of the Florida economy. His service has included serving on the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of 100 as Vice Chair of its Growth Leadership Committee. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and is a recipient of its 2006 Chair’s Award in recognition of his business leadership in Florida.

He is Past Chair and Director of the Florida Chamber Foundation and chaired its Coalition for Affordable Living in Florida. He is a Leadership Florida alumnus. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Enterprise Florida and the Tampa Bay Partnership.

John’s contributions have brought numerous professional and civic accolades, including recipient of In Focus magazine’s South Florida Achievers Award and featured in the “The Leadership Generation,” the Smart Business cover story for November 2005.

Mr Zumwalt lives in Odessa, Florida with his wife Martha. He is an accomplished offshore sailor with ports of call stretching from Mexico to Maine, home porting in Newport, Rhode Island during the summertime.

He and Martha have been blessed with 10 grandchildren in the Tampa Bay area.  They are currently developing a family farm to teach their grandchildren hands on life skills and independent living.  The centerpiece of the farm is the reconstruction of 200 year old large historic post and beam barn that was dismantled, tagged and shipped to Florida. The structure came from the Stark Family farm in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. John Stark was a Major General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill with his son Caleb. Stark penned the phrase “live free or die” for the State of New Hampshire.



 

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