Greg Cockmon will taking taking over as the chief executive and board chairman of Cromwell Architects Engineers.
Cockmon, a 32-year Cromwell veteran, will succeed Charley Penix, who has served as CEO since 2009. Penix will be returning to full-time practice, as well as overseeing mentoring and project leadership for Cromwell’s health care group.
“Our firm, over the past 135 years, has some of the most dedicated, caring and professional people serving our clients throughout all of Arkansas and beyond so I look forward to continuing to work with Charley as he continues to serve his clients and am excited about what the future brings with a partner like Aaron who carries the same attributes,” Cockmon said in a statement.
He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and began working as an intern architect with Cromwell the same year.
As Cockmon moves up to the CEO and chairman of the board positions, several executives will also be moving up the corporate ladder. Dan Fowler has been named president of the company, while Aaron Scott has been named to the board of directors.
Fowler will be taking Cockmon’s former role as president, vacating his chief operating officer position, which he has held since 2009. Fowler will continue to manage the firm’s financial and business operations, in addition to serving as president.
Scott will head up Cromwell’s health care group, in addition to serving on the board.