Dallas — Gary Jaster, P.E., founding partner and principal of structural and civil engineering firm JQ, announced that Stephen H. Lucy, P.E. has been named CEO of the firm.  Jaster will continue to serve in an advisory capacity during the leadership transition period.

“We have been planning for this leadership transition for the past five years in preparation of my retirement,” says Jaster who has led the firm and Austin office of JQ for the past 31 years.  “Our partners have a deep respect for Steve’s leadership abilities and, as a company experiencing significant growth over the past three decades, we understand the importance of legacy planning.”

Lucy joined JQ in 1994 as co-founder of JQ’s Dallas office.  His engineering projects have been honored by Texas ACEC, International Concrete Repair Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, and Building Design + Construction. 

“Gary Jaster has set a great example of creating a culture that provides opportunities from within JQ. It is an honor to have been selected by Gary and my partners to step into this important role,” says Lucy.

A graduate of Texas A&M University (TAMU) with a Masters in Civil Engineering, Lucy has been widely recognized for his professional and civic contributions.  He has been named a Distinguished Graduate of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at TAMU.  He has served as Chair of the Advisory Council for the Civil Engineering Department and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Dwight Look College of Engineering at TAMU.  He is a Professional Fellow and past Advisory member for the Center for Heritage Conservation in the TAMU College of Architecture.  He has been named an honorary member of both the Texas Society of Architects and the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his long-standing support of the architectural profession. He is a frequent guest speaker and columnist for various national trade organizations.