The 2011 IACE Zone I Engineer is Tom Hickman. Tom is a 1976 graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Business and Management. He worked as an architectural draftsman in Silver Spring, MD from 1978 to 1982. In 1990 he received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He worked for Poepping, Stone & Bach, consulting engineers in Quincy from 1990 to 1997. He then went to work for the Logan County Highway Department in 1997 as Assistant County Engineer and then was appointed County Engineer in 1999. In 2005 he became the County Engineer for McDonough & Henderson Counties. Tom lives in Lincoln with his wife Sharon. They have two adult children. He enjoys fishing, playing tennis and shooting pool.