Chip Craddock - Clark Dietz Engineers

Charles E. Craddock, PE

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. Craddock leads our operations, providing leadership and guidance in the areas of project, business, and financial management. Through his grassroots approach, he seeks to optimize operational efficiencies to continually improve our organization’s financial health and ability to best serve our clients. Charles “Chip” joined Clark Dietz in 1994. He is a professional registered engineer and master electrician with over 30 years of experience in the construction and consulting engineering industry. Over the years, Chip’s role has evolved from staff engineer to Chief Electrical Engineer, to serving on our Board of Directors, to his current capacity as President and Chief Operations Officer. He is currently serving as the National Director of ACEC – Illinois.

Jerry Payonk - Clark Dietz Engineers

Jerald T. Payonk, PE

Executive Vice President and Director of Engineering

Mr. Payonk has a long and rooted history with Clark Dietz, joining our firm in 1990. As Director of Engineering, his goal is to sustain high performing engineering teams. He provides the resources, information, and motivation to allow every individual to continually increase their knowledge, performance, and value to our client base. Mr. Payonk is a registered professional engineer with 25 years in consulting engineering. Specializing in Transportation and Construction operations, Jerry brings a high level of technical expertise in every aspect of transportation engineering. He currently serves on our Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Jerry actively supports his local Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Risk Management Committee for ACEC-Illinois.

Wes Christmas - Clark Dietz Engineers

Wes Christmas, PE, ENV SP

Executive Vice President, Indiana Regional Director, Director of Business Development

Mr. Christmas is an experienced civil engineer who has grown with Clark Dietz since 2000. He has worked as a consulting engineer and has excelled in his technical expertise in planning design and construction of stormwater, water and wastewater collection/distribution systems. Mr. Christmas is a registered professional engineer in both Indiana and Kentucky. He currently serves as Executive Vice President for Clark Dietz and has served on the Board of Directors since 2012. Mr. Christmas also serves as the Indiana Regional Director and Director of Business Development.

2021 Board of Directors

Chip Craddock
Jerry Payonk
Mustafa Emir
Jon Howaniec
Wes Christmas
Sean Widener
Kevin Hetrick
Tonia Speener
Emily Basalla