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William J. Harman

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Bill Harman earned a BSCE and MSCE from WVU, where he was a member of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society.

After graduation, he worked in the Urban Planning Division of the West Virginia Department of Highways.

In 1964, he returned to Grafton as a project engineer for Harman Brothers Construction. In 1965, he co-founded Harman Construction, Inc., and was instrumental in developing it into a leading highway contractor in north central West Virginia.

In 1978, he co-founded Greenbrier Aggregates, Inc. He led Harman Construction as president from 1981 until the sale of the company in 1998.

A registered Professional Engineer since 1966, he was named West Virginia Man of The Year by the American Society of Highway Engineers in 1997. Harman was president of the Contractors Association of West Virginia in 1976.

For 20 years he co-chaired, with the commissioner of WVDOH, the Joint Cooperative Committee of the CAWV. He is a national life director of the Associated General Contractors of America and served on the National AGC Education & Asphalt Pavement Committees.

In 1999, Governor Underwood appointed him to the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council.

Harman was an adjunct professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and served on that Department's advisory board.

Harman taught an adult Sunday School class for 20 years at the Church of the Good Shepherd. He is married to Sally Wilhoit Harman (BSCE 1961) and is the father of three WVU graduates: Catherine, Rebecca and James.