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Management Team

The Management Team at EGIS brings decades of technical expertise and creative problem solving to every project, regardless of scope and level of complexity. The team at EGIS is comprised of dedicated, professional and experienced individuals who work in unison with one another to meet the unique needs of clients while consistently working towards the common goal of implementing environmentally sensitive solutions to complex development projects.

James Manuel Barnes

Principal Scientist, President & CEO

Principal Scientist, President & CEO James Manuel Barnes of EGIS, Inc. established EGIS, Inc. in 1990 and brings over 43 years of experience in the Environmental arena to the business.
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Joe E. Tarvin, PE

EGIS Engineering, Inc., President & Project Director

With over 40 years of experience in designing water and wastewater engineering projects, Mr. Tarvin has spent 32 years designing projects all over Northwest Arkansas.
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Jessi Barnes

Ms. Barnes has been with EGIS for 10 years working as an administrative assistant and Financial Manager. Ms. Barnes is a graduate of Baylor University, and an accomplished Division I athlete.
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Deborah R. Shultz

Ms. Shultz has worked with EGIS Engineering for over 6 years as a CAD Technician II and brings over 10 years of experience to EGIS Engineering.
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