Leadership Team

H. Blake McAnally P.E./P.L.S. – President

H. Blake McAnally P.E./P.L.S. – President

Mr. McAnally became the third owner and president of Pugh Wright McAnally (then Pugh, Wright and Associates, Inc.) in May 2004. He currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm, including serving as a primary contact for all customers. His design work includes civil engineering for site grading and drainage plans, storm water management plans, roads, utility systems, and commercial development. Mr. McAnally is also actively involved in the project management, scheduling, and verification of the execution of project requirements for the firm's various projects. Prior to becoming president of the firm, Mr. McAnally worked with the firm for four and half years as a project engineer. Additionally, he has more than fourteen years of experience with a national multi-discipline engineering and environmental firm. Mr. McAnally earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the University of Tennessee at Martin.  Mr. McAnally has 25 years experience.

Active Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer State of Alabama (AL#30420)
  • Professional Land Surveyor State of Alabama (AL#22096)

Joel N. Pugh P.E./P.L.S.– Chief Engineer

Joel N. Pugh P.E./P.L.S.– Chief Engineer

Mr. Pugh currently serves as the chief engineer for Pugh Wright McAnally and has worked for or been a principal in the firm since 1965. Mr. Pugh was president of the firm from 1982 - 2004, he also served as the Decatur city engineer from 1971-1993. While serving as city engineer, Mr. Pugh had supervisory responsibility for the engineering program of the City of Decatur, overseeing projects ranging from $25,000 to $12 million. In addition to his vast experience with engineering services for municipalities, Mr. Pugh also has experience with various transportation projects, sanitary sewage treatment, industrial and commercial site planning, and surveying. Mr. Pugh earned his Master degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics Option) and his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.  Mr. Pugh has 45 years experience.

Active Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer, State of Alabama (AL#6272)
  • Professional Engineer, State of Tennessee (TN#8531)
  • Professional Engineer, State of Georgia (GA#8779
  • Professional Land Surveyor, State of Alabama (AL#6272)

Richard W. Humphrey P.E./P.L.S. – Project Manager / Engineer

Richard W. Humphrey P.E./P.L.S. – Project Manager / Engineer

Mr. Humphrey has served as a project manager and lead engineer with Pugh Wright McAnally since 2006. He currently is responsible for the design and review of civil site plans, subdivision construction plans and plats, industrial site design, and municipal projects. Mr. Humphrey's project duties include engineering design, budget reviews, coordination of client and review agencies, and management of the design staff. He also coordinates and oversees the schedules for the firm's survey crews. Mr. Humphrey has served as the city engineer for Hartselle, AL.  Mr. Humphrey earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Mr. Humphrey has 16 years experience.

Active Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer, State of Alabama (AL#22738)
  • Professional Land Surveyor, State of Alabama (AL#22738)

David C. Lewis, P.E. – Lead Engineer

David C. Lewis, P.E. – Lead Engineer

Mr. Lewis has served as a lead engineer with Pugh Wright McAnally since 2007. He currently is responsible for the design of civil site plans, recycling center, industrial site design, and municipal projects. Mr. Lewis’ project duties include engineering design, budget reviews, coordination of client and review agencies, and management of the design staff. He provides horizontal structural design and design of reinforced concrete, having been in the construction industry for eight years, he commands a practical experience of construction methods. Mr. Lewis earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Active Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer, State of Alabama (AL#27001) 

Nathan Tomberlin, P.E. – Lead Engineer

Nathan Tomberlin, P.E. – Lead Engineer

Mr. Tomberlin joined the Pugh Wright McAnally team in 2011. He is currently responsible for the design of civil site plans and project management for numerous projects with the firm. His design work includes civil engineering for site grading and drainage plans, storm water management plans, roads, utility systems, and commercial development. He has over 7 years experience as lead engineer and project manager on residential development, commercial development, municipal development, and institutional development. Mr. Tomberlin earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University in 2004.

Active Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer, State of Alabama (AL#30456) 

Donna D. Puckett – Lead Designer

Donna D. Puckett – Lead Designer

Mrs. Puckett has served as a lead designer for Pugh Wright McAnally for more than 15 years. Mrs. Puckett is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Pugh Wright McAnally designer staff, performs quality control for all of Pugh Wright McAnally's projects, and is well known among the legal community for her ability to decipher the most difficult of legal descriptions and title commitments.