CBB is excited to debut our new bi-weekly Meet the Staff Monday blog post. In addition to our new website, we have updated our people page with brief bios and staff photos, but this post will give you the opportunity to get to know us. We hope you will enjoy learning all about the wonderful people at CBB!
Today we start with Lee Cannon, PE, PTOE, Principal – Traffic Engineer for CBB. Mr. Cannon has been with CBB since 1994, during which time he has been involved with many facets of traffic engineering and transportation planning. He holds an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Christian Brothers University. Mr. Cannon is registered as a Professional Engineer in Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri, and also as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer as Certified by the Transportation Professional Certificate Board.
Lee supplements his project experience through involvement in a number of professional organizations. Outside of his engineering background, Lee enjoys many hobbies. Read more about Lee!
1. My favorite thing to do in St. Louis: EAT. I’m very good at it after so many years of practice, and we have quite a few excellent and unique restaurants here in St. Louis. Some of my current favorites are: Bristol’s Seafood in Creve Coeur, Gianino’s Italian in Sunset Hills, House of Wong Oriental (now only in Clayton) and Pappy’s BBQ in the City. I also love the Ferguson Brewery for their “homemade” drinks, especially their Pecan Nut Brown Ale.
2. Aside from my role at CBB, my other job is: DAD. I try to be a full-time dad to my two girls: Meaghan 13 and Madelynn 8. I enjoy my freedom as a professional to set my own work hours so that I can take my kids to school in the morning, attend their school functions during the day and support their athletics and performances. My older daughter swims competitively, so we spend several weekends per year traveling out of town to weekend meets.
I also play ice hockey whenever I can. I don’t run unless something scary is chasing me, and I don’t like to pick up weights just to set them back down. I’m not the fastest or most skilled player on the ice, but I do enjoy playing defense on my old-guys hockey team with the added benefit of solid exercise.
3. If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go: I would probably go to Knoxville, Tennessee for a VOLS home football game. Besides being at home with my family, sharing Neyland Stadium with 104,000+ orange-clad Tennesseans is my favorite place on Earth. I’ve only rushed the field once, in 1998. UT beat #2 ranked Florida in overtime after their kicker missed a short 32-yard field goal attempt.
4. During my time as an engineer my most memorable experience was: As part of a private development project in Brentwood, Missouri, I championed a concept to grade-separate Eager Road under Hanley Road. The intersection was previously signalized with very close spacing between the I-64 interstate ramps and Dale Avenue. The 2008 reconstruction of I-64 proposed to eliminate the Eager Road connection to and from northbound Hanley Road. The underpass was built by MoDOT as part of the I-64 reconstruction to maintain the connection. I point out “daddy’s bridge” to my daughters every time we pass by.
5. My favorite thing about CBB: The people. We have an excellent company full of great people. I enjoy working with all of them and leveraging the best talents of each one of them to meet the needs of our clients every day.
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