Nico De León, PE,CCM
President / CEO
Nico De León is Founder, President, and CEO of the firm and is a registered Professional Engineer in six states: California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. Mr. De León holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. He also has a Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. De León currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross and Venture Richmond.
Executive Vice President of Administration
Mary Williard is NXL’s CFO and Executive Vice President of Administration. Mary joined NXL in 2010 and oversees the operations of Finance, Human Resources, and Marketing / Business Development. Mary is a member of the West Point Chamber of Commerce assisting small, local businesses and is Treasurer at West Point United Methodist Church. She is also a board member for the Beverly Allen Historic Preservation Foundation. In her free time, Mary enjoys spending time with her large family, volunteering, reading, puzzles, and gardening.
Michael Saunders, PE, CCM, DBIA
Executive Vice President of Operations
Mike Saunders oversees the day-to-day operations of NXL’s Construction Management and Survey Divisions including our Regional Management staff and field crews. Mike serves on the Engineering Consultant Leadership Committee (ECLC) of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) where he plays a role in assisting and advocating for our partners in the consultant community. In his spare time, Mike operates his own lawn care business, coaches his son’s soccer team, and is active in his church.
Dave Jones, LS
Vice President of Surveying
Dave Jones started his surveying career in 1978. He is a founding member of NXL’s Survey Division and now oversees all surveying operations for Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington D.C. Dave is an active member of the Virginia Association of Surveyors and Boy Scouts of America. He also holds his private pilot’s license. Outside of work, Dave enjoys spending time with his three boys, backpacking, kayaking, and playing guitar.
Daniel Rich, PE, CCM, PSP, DBIA
CEI Regional Manager
Daniel Rich serves in a dual role for NXL, overseeing inspection staff in North Carolina and Southwest Virginia, as well as providing Project Controls services. Daniel is an active member of ASHE and DBIA. In his free time, Daniel enjoys working on his home, which he built (and is still building), and spending time with his family. He has 5 children who are involved in various sports from swimming, to football, to ballet, so Daniel spends a lot of time chauffeuring them to and from activities.
Emily Ripka, CPSM
Business Development & Marketing Manager
Emily Ripka has 10 years of professional services marketing experience and began her NXL career shortly after receiving her degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Longwood University. Emily is the current President of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Virginia Chapter and a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM). Outside of work, Emily owns a graphic design business creating special occasion stationery for events, weddings, and fundraisers. She also serves as a committee member on the MDA Greater Virginia Gala Planning committee.
Joe Hamed, PE, CCM, PMP, DBIA
Project Manager / Quality Assurance Manager
Joe Hamed is a Virginia and West Virginia licensed Professional Engineer, Project Manager, and Construction Manager, as well as a licensed Professional Surveyor in West Virginia, with more than 20 years of experience in the transportation construction industry. Outside of work, Joe loves to fly and is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and the Secretary of the Hokie Flying Club. Joe and his wife Karen enjoy spending weekends at their farm in West Virginia, hiking, hunting, archery, floating the river, and basically all outdoor activities.
Monica Bouchey, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resource Manager
Monica Bouchey is our Human Resources and Payroll Manager. Monica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and maintains credentials in “Professional of Human Resources” (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society of Human Resource Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Monica’s #1 joy is her family. She and her husband, Joe, love spending time with and watching their four children and five grandchildren grow and happily thrive. In her spare time, Monica loves jumping into DYI home improvement projects.
Tommy Lindsay, PMP
CEI Regional Manager
Tommy Lindsay serves as the Central Virginia Regional Manager, overseeing inspection staff in the Richmond area. He also serves as the Construction Inspection Coordinator on NXL’s Prime CEI Contract in the Hampton Roads District. Tommy is a member of the Project Management Institute and has been a Project Management Professional since 2007. When he’s not working, Tommy enjoys fishing! He takes annual trips to his favorite beach, Cape Hatteras, and prides himself on his 30+ citation fish.
CEI Regional Manager
Norman Morgan is the CEI Regional Manager for the Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg districts. Norman has vast industry experience working for both Consultants and VDOT before retiring after 22 years. Since joining NXL, he has mentored and trained our inspection staff. Norman and his wife have two sons and in their free time enjoy traveling the world. Norman also enjoys volunteering in his community, biking, hiking, golf, and staying very active.
CEI Regional Manager
William Marks has over 40 years of industry experience, starting as a Construction Inspector and now a CEI Regional Manager in the Lynchburg District. William also serves as the Construction Inspection Coordinator for our prime VDOT Lynchburg contract. William is responsible for managing our inspection staff under this contract and ensuring task order requests and client needs are addressed quickly. In his free time, William enjoys boating, fishing, and coaching softball.