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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 33 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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Jon “Drew” Holt

EGIS Inc., Executive Vice President

Drew has over 17 years of experience and has been with EGIS for the last 15 years and currently serves Executive Vice President of EGIS.
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Kari Pace

MMs. Pace currently holds the title and responsibilities as an Environmental Assistant/Technician for EGIS Environmental and has a background in Real Estate.
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Phillip W. Penny, JR.

Mr. Penny has been with EGIS since 2006 and brings a strong background in Biological Evaluations/Assessments, Wetlands Biology as well as Fisheries and Wildlife Ecological Principles and Management to the firm.
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Jessi Barnes

Ms. Barnes has been with EGIS for 3 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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Rhonda Moon

Rhonda Moon currently holds the titles as an Environmental Scientist and CAD Technician II with EGIS and has been employed for over 4 years with EGIS Engineering.
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Tracey Vail

As Branch Manager, Ms. Vail holds a wide array of responsibilities including human resource duties, office management and maintaining the overall maintenance, organization and flow of the office.
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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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