Neal Andrew-Andrew Consulting Engineers
Neal Andrew is a professional structural engineer with specialized expertise in structural, marine and forensic engineering, as well as overall project management. A 1993 graduate of NC State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, Andrew received a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995. In February 2004, Andrew launched Andrew Consulting Engineers, a full-service firm that provides engineering services throughout the southeast. Notable projects include the Bath House and Guest Pavilion at Hammocks Beach State Park, St. Mark’s Catholic Church Education Center, Progress Point CVS, Cape Fear Community College Union Station, GE Advanced Technology Centers 1 & 2, and portions of the Wilmington Riverwalk.
A native of Wilmington, NC, Andrew is an active member of several professional associations and is a member of the NC Coastal Resources Commission. He has served on several committees for the North Carolina State Building Code Council and is Vice Chairman of the New Hanover County Port, Waterway and Beach Commission. Andrew is active in numerous civic clubs and has served as a board member of several non-profit organizations.
Debbie Elliott-Talk Inc.
Debbie Elliott is President and Creative Director of Talk, a public relations agency that helps companies grow and mitigate threats. Debbie’s particular areas of expertise include issues management, crisis management and branding. Elliott is a 1985 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She began her career in a PR agency in Boston, MA and launched Talk in 1990. In 1997, she returned to eastern North Carolina. Throughout her 29-year career, Elliott has promoted clients ranging from marine biologists and buffalo ranchers to inventors and turkey processors. Under her leadership, Talk has devised award-winning marketing and publicity campaigns for clients up and down the east coast. She is a frequent speaker at local and regional business events and conferences and has hosted webinars on a wide variety of communication topics that attract attendees locally and across the country. Elliott is a board member of Phoenix Employment Ministry and Thalian Association Community Theater in Wilmington. She is a past board member of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Cape Fear Community College Foundation, Wilmington Downtown, Inc., Historic Wilmington Foundation and Cameron Museum of Art. Elliott lives in Kure Beach with her husband John and their dogs Camden and Keeper.