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Posted 5/2/2013

Release no. 13-043

Kavanaugh Breazeale

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently appointed Tom Shaw as the new Chief of Flood Control and Hydropower Section in the Project Resource Management Branch.


Shaw will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of over 1400 miles of levees and multiple flood control projects on the Mississippi River levee system in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. His section is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of flood control projects on the Red River system, Ouachita River system, Yazoo River basin and Beauf-Tensas River basin. The Flood Control and Hydropower section has an annual budget of approximately $14 million.


Shaw’s previous position was a project manager in the Programs and Projects Management division. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation and is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified.


He is a native of Lucedale in George County and is married to the former Becky Emerson of Vicksburg.

They have two daughters and reside in Clinton.


The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is the world's largest public engineering organization and has a firm commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the steward of the lands and waters at Corps water resources projects.  For more information visit our website,  .