Brian Orr

Brian Orr
Job Title: 
Structural engineering division manager
Age: 
39
Professional Credentials: 
PE
Education: 
BSCE, MSCE, Oklahoma State University
Accomplishments: 

In 2009, started new structural engineering department for Toth & Associates, helped firm grow by nearly 50%. Oversees firm’s bridges division.

Helps clients secure project funding, including more than $40 million in federal grants over seven years. Efforts will result in more than $85 million in new construction in 2011. Oversees design work on these projects, which include K-12, higher education facilities, and community centers. Provides pro bono preliminary studies, cost estimates, and grant writing.

Secured construction financing and provided structural engineering services for FEMA safe rooms that can protect more than 60,000 people from EF-5 tornadoes.

Has designed more than 300 buildings and 50 bridges during his career, valued at more than $1 billion. 

Extracurricular: 

Donated engineering services to American Fisheries Society for low-water crossing replacement projects in streams throughout the Ozarks.

Off the Clock: 

Moonlights as director of golf for Golfing the Ozarks magazine.

Vice chairman, March of Dimes Ozark Division.

Accomplished artist, subjects: fish, wildlife, and Albert Einstein.

Secret Life: 

Banned from several local carnivals for his skill at hitting any target with a baseball.