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Bob Higgins

Bob Higgins graduated from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering in 1997 and currently serves as president and CEO of Barge Design Solutions, where he launched his career. In his leadership role, Higgins has led the firm through a successful re-organization into core business units and has directed the development and implementation of key technical, project management, and leadership programs. Higgins currently services as vice chair of the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors. He recently helped establish a civil engineering scholarship that is funded through Barge by matching employee contributions, which will lead to two $100,000 endowments. Higgins serves on the board for the Nashville Downtown Partnership is chair of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is a member of both the National and Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).