Dewberry Welcomes Coastal Resilience and Risk Reduction Expert Terry Hull


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Hull joins firm’s Jacksonville, Florida, office to facilitate nationwide coastal resilience and engineering initiatives

Fairfax, VA—December 6, 2018

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has hired Terry Hull, PE. Hull is located in the firm’s Jacksonville, Florida, office and serves as an associate vice president and program manager in the resilience solutions group.

Hull, who has more than 30 years of experience, was hired to lead Dewberry’s coastal community practice, providing oversight for projects related to mapping, engineering, and disaster mitigation and supporting the firm’s work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Additionally, he will work closely with those involved in sea level rise and coastal flood protection projects along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean coasts.

Prior to joining the firm, Hull oversaw FEMA hurricane surge modeling for South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and a state-of-the-art approach to probabilistic FEMA flood hazard mapping of inundation from levee breaches around Lake Okeechobee, Florida. His expertise includes resilience, coastal, navigation, and environmental engineering, including the development and application of complex, state-of-the-art modeling tools and the design and construction observation of shore protection, port, harbor, marina, and navigation projects.

As a respected member of his profession, Hull was recognized with the 2006 Engineer’s Week Northeast Florida Engineer of the Year award, representing all engineering societies in Northeast Florida. In addition, he is a Florida Engineering Society (FES) Fellow and received the 2008 FES Outstanding Service to a Student Chapter Award; 2009 State FES Engineer of the Year; 2012 James F. Shivler, Jr., P.E. Award for Outstanding Service to the Engineering Profession; 2012 State FES Award for Outstanding Service to the Engineering Profession; and the 2013 National Society of Professional Engineers Distinguished Service Award for his technical achievements and leadership.

“We’re thrilled to welcome such an experienced and esteemed coastal protection expert and resilience specialist to Dewberry. I first worked with Terry 30 years ago on a FEMA project. It’s great to have him on our team,” says Dewberry Vice President Jerry Sparks, PE, CFM, PMP. “As I step into this new role, I’m elated to begin working alongside such a talented and diverse group of professionals to support Dewberry’s work with critically important local, state, and federal entities, including USACE and FEMA, who strive to help make communities safer and more resilient,” adds Hull.

Hull earned his master’s in engineering science and mechanics with a focus in fluid dynamics and coastal engineering from the University of Florida (1999), and his bachelor’s in engineering science and mechanics with a focus on bioengineering and fluid mechanics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1985). He is a professional engineer in Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

About Dewberry

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit

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