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Joe C. Bridgefarmer, P.E.
Founder, President, C.E.O.

Joe Bridgefarmer founded Bridgefarmer & Associates, Inc. in 1976 with the knowledge that his hand-picked staff would work hard to make the company's processes and products a success.

 
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Glen G. Brown, P.E.
Co-Founder, President

Glen Brown graduated from Texas A&M in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He began his career with Forrest & Cotton, Inc., in Dallas as a structural engineer. Mr. Brown was a co-founder of Bridgefarmer & Associates, Inc., in 1976.
 
Mr. Brown was active with the Consulting Engineers Council of Texas and served as President from 1994-1995, as well as numerous other committees. He was equally active in civic organizations and led the way in promoting Bridgefarmer's good corporate citizenship. He was the driving force behind Bridgefarmer’s contributions to the United Way, and his efforts resulted in Bridgefarmer winning United Way Gold Star Awards in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. In 1995 United Way of Metropolitan Dallas created the Glen G. Brown Partners in Caring award. Bridgefarmer was also awarded Platinum and Gold awards for the Partners in Caring Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community by ACEC Texas, North Texas Chapter and the United Way. Other civic affiliations included the City of Dallas M/WBE Advisory Committee, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and the Mayor’s Task Force for the Revitalization of South Dallas.
 
Mr. Brown was also a member of the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University and was recognized for his support of the Century Club. His professional awards and achievements included the Certificate of Award from the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation and the Award of Excellence in Engineering, Public Works Construction from the American Iron & Steel Institute in 1973.
 
Mr. Brown published articles on Lawsuit Reform in Forbes Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. In 1964, Mr. Brown participated in the first consultant contract work for TxDOT in over 20 years when he designed the relocation of US Highway 67 and State Highway 66 at Lake Ray Hubbard. He provided transportation facility design for many local government agencies and private clients including the City and County of Dallas, DART, TxDOT, NTTA, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, BNSF and UP Railroad Companies. A sampling of his most notable local projects include: North Dallas Tollway; North Central Expressway; President George Bush Turnpike; DFW Airport Spine Road and Taxiway Bridges; and IH 35E HOV Lanes.

John W. Blackledge, P.E.
President

John Blackledge joined Bridgefarmer & Associates as a civil engineer in 1977. He became a Senior Vice-President with the firm in 1983. He was an integral part of Bridgefarmer’s efforts to provide the quality transportation facilities planning and design services that are the cornerstone of Bridgefarmer’s reputation. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Mr. Blackledge worked for six years at the Arizona Department of Transportation. He served as president of Bridgefarmer Panama, S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary providing design services for the Panama Canal Railway reconstruction project and the Panama Canal Commission in Panama.  
 
 
Sterling C. Forsythe, P.E.
President
 
Sterling Forsythe graduated from Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering in 1980 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree, Civil/Structural, and spent his professional career as an active member of the Texas engineering community. Mr. Forsythe served as design engineer, project manager, deputy project manager and principal-in-charge on projects for cities, counties, TxDOT, DART, NTTA and DFW International Airport. He managed, planned and designed numerous public works and transportation projects from streets and highways to major urban freeways such as two sections on SH 190/President George Bush Turnpike, two sections on the Dallas North Tollway, and the SH 114 interchange at Loop 12. 
 
Mr. Forsythe was very active in the professional community and organizations serving Texas, including: 
  • Consulting Engineers Council - North Texas, Officer, Board Member & President, 1996-1999 
  • City of Dallas - Architecture/Engineering/Construction Business Task Force Co-Chair, 1999 
  • North Central Texas Council of Government - Regional Standards Development Committee