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J. Gorman Schaffer, Jr., Principal and Executive Vice President of Neel-Schaffer, Inc., Jackson was recently elected as a "Fellow" of the American Council of Engineering Companies. This is the highest honor bestowed in ACEC. He was selected by his peers for having contributed to the engineering profession through leadership, design, science, literature and education.

Gorman has been active in ACEC-MS having served as President, National Director and a Board Member for 6 years. He also served as ACEC Vice President from 1997-1999. He has been recognized as "Engineer of the Year" by the Mississippi Engineering Society and has received the "Teddy Roosevelt" award from ACEC-MS for unselfishly giving of his time and talents to advance the engineering profession as a whole.

Service to Education includes the Advisory Board, University of Mississippi School of Engineering and past Chairman, Woods Order, University of Mississippi. Public service includes: Salvation Army-Board of Directors; Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Transportation Committee; Madison County Economic Development Authority Foundation and Habitat for Humanity and Stewpot Missions.

Gorman holds a B.S. (1967) and M.S. (1969) in Civil Engineering from the University of Mississippi. He serves as a deacon at Northminster Baptist Church.

Also, "Engineer of Distinction", University of Mississippi, 2000. Gorman is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Private Practice of Engineering for 30 years. Neel-Schaffer has offices throughout the southeast and is Mississippi's largest firm.

Schaffer's Lecture to School of Engineering Leadership Class