Meet our Team
Michael D. McGuinness, RPLS, PSM
Vice President of Transportation
As Vice President of Transportation, Michael provides executive management for LWS’ transportation projects. Michael has more than forty years of experience in surveying and mapping as a licensed professional land surveyor. He was also certified as an ACSM Hydrographer in 1986. His experience includes leading a wide range of surveying services including boundary, cadastral, topographic, route, subdivision platting, construction, hydrographic, oil & gas exploration, pipeline, electrical transmission, GIS/LIS, fixed and mobile laser scanning, plant surveying, deformation studies and geodetic control surveys.
He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Lone Star College. Mike has managed survey projects in 20 states and 11 countries over the years. He has been a featured speaker for the Texas, Louisiana, Alabama & Arkansas Societies of Professional Surveyors and has trained and/or educated more than 2000 surveyors in 16 states, and in the country of Mexico on how to perform GPS surveys for control, route, boundary, topographic, pipeline and construction surveys.
Director of Business Development - Transportation
As Director of Business Development – Transportation, Virginia manages LWS's customer relations as well as development of future business nationally, with a specific focus on the Transportation and Government sectors. Having extensive knowledge about federal, municipal and state laws and regulations positions Virginia to navigate through difficult and complex client needs.
Virginia is a result-oriented account manager with immaculate record of accomplishment using outstanding customer service practices to build strong business relationships.
Virginia is a licensed Texas real estate professional and have advanced to the highest level in the International Right of Way Association with certifications as SR/WA, R/W-RAC, and R/W-NAC. During my experience working with the Texas Department of Transportation, my team was awarded the Pathfinder Award of Excellence for SH45E and the Gold Award of Excellence on the SH130 projects.
What our clients are saying
Marisse Williams, PMP, Sr. Project Manager
The LWS team have been exceptional to work with. Their attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines is impressive and makes them a vital member of the design team.
Jose Villagomez, P.E.
Villagomez Engineering Company