Everett H. Cowan, P.E. CEO and Founder of AE Guidance
For four decades, Everett Cowan has led architecture and engineering firms in all stages of growth and development.
Prior to becoming founder and CEO of AE Guidance, Cowan spent 21 years with the prominent Nashville-based AE firm Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P). When he retired December 2010, he ended an eight-year tenure as president and chief operating officer of GS&P after helping grow the company from 150 professionals to more than 800.
Prior to joining GS&P, Cowan was president of MCI Consulting Engineers, civil engineering division of The EDGe Group. He also served as the managing director of the Nashville branch of the Louisville, Kentucky-based engineering firm Miller, Wihry & Lee.
Cowan is a member of six professional engineering societies, including the American Council of Engineering Companies, which named him a Fellow in 2008. In 2002, he was named Engineer of the Year by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineer's Nashville Chapter.
A graduate of the University of Louisville, Cowan received the Speed School of Engineering's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004 and was named an Alumni Fellow in 2000.
Ken Faulk Principal
An acute understanding of our surrounding environment is becoming increasingly important, and Ken Faulk's more than 40 years of experience in this arena is a rare commodity.
Faulk has led a long and distinguished career as a consultant for major environmental projects at high-profile firms. His positions include executive vice president of The EDGe Group where he served as Chief Administrative Officer and Director of the Environmental Division. Faulk also served as department manager and senior project manager with Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, where he led the firm's environmental division.
Faulk has worked for state and federal agencies and as a private consultant on a wide range of mining and hazardous waste projects. He has managed projects ranging from investigation and remediation of surface and ground water contaminated sites to reclamation of mining mega-sites.
Additionally, Faulk is experienced in due diligence required in merger and acquisition transactions, as well as financial management and facilitating strategic planning sessions. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Ohio University.