Hazen and Sawyer Elects Fagan Chairman of the Board, Hocking President and CEO
(NEW YORK, NY – May 3, 2011) – Hazen and Sawyer today announced the following changes in its executive-level management: James W. Fagan, P.E., has been elected to the position of Chairman of the Board, and Charles S. Hocking, P.E., has been elected to the position of President and CEO.
Fagan started his career with Hazen and Sawyer in 1970, rejoined the firm in 1997 to serve as Vice President/Director of Operations, and has served as President and CEO since 2004. In addition to his corporate management responsibilities, Fagan maintains project oversight responsibilities for some of the largest water and wastewater projects in the northeast region. From 1979-1997, he earned a law degree, served as an environmental management consultant for a major accounting firm, and co-founded an environmental management consultancy. Fagan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College, and a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University. He is a member of the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, and the New York State Bar Association.
Hocking’s career with Hazen and Sawyer began in 1997 in the firm’s Detroit office. In 2000, he launched Hazen and Sawyer’s Atlanta office; later relocating (in 2008) to the firm’s New York City headquarters to serve as Director of Strategic Planning. He is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Throughout his career with Hazen and Sawyer, Hocking has directed several of the firm’s largest wastewater facility projects. Prior to joining Hazen and Sawyer, Hocking worked for another national consulting firm where he managed several wastewater facility projects in Washington State. Hocking served his country in the United States Coast Guard before earning his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a member of the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.
Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.