Craig Finley is the founder and Managing Principal of FINLEY Engineering Group, Inc. With over three decades of experience and numerous high-profile projects in his portfolio, Craig is among the acknowledged leaders in the bridge engineering and construction industry. He has been honored for his service to the industry with two Leadership Awards from the American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI); he is the only two-time recipient. Craig was also listed among Rebuilding America's Infrastructure, "Power List 2010 - People Who Make Transportation Infrastructure Go" and Structural Engineering & Design, "Top Structural Engineering & Architectural Firms 2010."
Craig’s work includes all bridge types and materials, and he has participated on some of the most notable bridge projects of the last 30 years. This includes the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge replacement, the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge replacement, the Seabreeze Bridge, and the Sidney Lanier Bridge replacement project.
Prior to founding Finley Engineering Group, Craig was Senior Vice President in charge of the Bridge and Tunnel Division of Parsons Corp., one of the world’s largest engineering and construction firms. He joined Parsons after it acquired Finley McNary Engineers, the bridge engineering and consulting firm Craig co-founded in 1989.
Craig has served in a leadership role in several of the professional organizations to which he belongs, including the American Segmental Bridge Institute Executive Committee (Past President), the Post-Tensioning Institute (Member of Cable-Stayed Bridge Committee), the Prestress Concrete Institute, International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering, National Society of Professional Engineers, Florida Engineering Society, and the National Steel Bridge Alliance.
Craig is a registered professional engineer in 40 states and the District of Columbia. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas.
Jacques is one of the world’s leading experts in the design and construction engineering of cable-stayed and long-span bridges. During his distinguished, award-winning career, Jacques played a major role in some of the most innovative bridge projects of the past several decades, including the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa, the Brotonne Bridge on the Seine River in France, the Rion-Antirion in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, and the Sutong Bridge Project in China. A frequent collaborator with legendary bridge designer Jean Muller, Jacques is a two-time nominee as ENR magazine’s Man of the Year.
His long list of honors and recognitions also includes the 2010 Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur, honored by the the President of the French Repoublic, the Federation International du Beton Medal of Merit Award in 2004, the Award of L’Association Francaise pour la Construction in 1991, and three Innovation Awards from Groupe GTM. He is president of the International Association for Bridges and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and has been a keynote speaker at many industry conferences and meetings.
In addition to serving in key design and technical advisory roles on some of the most complex bridge projects in the world, Jacques is recognized for developing far-reaching innovations in the fields of pre-fabricated concrete and steel-concrete composite bridges. He has a master’s degree in engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, spent many years as a professor at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in the field of construction techniques, and has published more than 30 scientific and technical papers.
As Principal, Sherry is responsible for all operations and professional support activities at Finley Engineering Group. These activities include Banking, Accounting, Human Resources, Insurance, Employee Benefits, Administration and Information Technology.
Sherry’s previous positions included managing the accounting department for a large organization that operated 120 separate companies. She also spent several years as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Finley McNary Engineers, and she joined Parsons Corporation along with Craig Finley following its acquisition of FME. At Parsons, Sherry was Director of Division Controls for the Bridge and Tunnel Division.
Sherry is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and continued with post-graduate studies at Florida State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and FICFA.
Jerry has a uniquely diverse background in the field of bridge engineering, having performed design, construction engineering, field engineering, bridge inspection and general consultant roles. He has been involved in the design of a variety of bridge structure types, including flat slab, prestressed I-girder, steel girder, precast segmental balanced cantilever, cast-in-place segmental, precast span-by-span bridges, tied-arch bridges and cable-stayed bridges. Notable design experience includes ship impact analysis, finite element analysis, seismic analysis, strut-and-tie modeling and time dependent analysis.
Prior to joining the firm, Jerry was with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), where he served as the Area Structures Engineer in Districts 1 (Bartow) and 6 (Miami). In those position, he was responsible for plans review and approval of all major bridge structures within his districts.
Previously, as a member of Finley McNary Engineers and Parsons Corporation, Jerry served as project manager and project engineer on a wide-ranging group of projects. This includes the Foothills Parkway Bridges in Tennessee, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement, and the Benicia Martinez Bridge.
Jerry earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering and his Masters of Engineering from the University of Florida. While at the University of Florida, he was one of the original members of the software development team for the FB-Pier non-linear structural analysis program. He is a member of ASBI and the Florida Engineering Society, which awarded him the 2010 Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, Big Bend Chapter.
Robert has more than seven years of experience in preliminary and final design, construction engineering and project management. He has worked on numerous FINLEY bridge design and construction engineering projects throughout the United States and internationally on a wide variety of bridge and temporary works structures that include concrete segmental, cable-stayed, steel box and plate girder bridges as well as routine structures. Robert earned his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida. He is a member of the American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI).
He has published two papers and has presented at industry conferences on bridge design and construction engineering.