Greg Cockmon Named CEO of Cromwell Architects Engineers

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Greg Cockmon has been named CEO of Cromwell Architects Engineers, which has locations in Little Rock, Springdale, North Carolina and Germany.

He has held the role of president for the last 12 years and succeeds Charley Penix, who had been CEO since 2009.

Cockmon is a 32-year veteran of Cromwell and will vacate the position of president to become chairman of the board and CEO. After more than 20 years of management roles at Cromwell, Penix will return to full-time practice, focusing on mentoring and project leadership in the company’s health care group.

Cockmon is a 1989 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He also attended Southern Arkansas University Tech, where he graduated in 1984 with an associate’s degree in architectural applied science. He began working in 1989 as an intern architect with Cromwell.

Dan Fowler will vacate the position of chief operating officer to succeed Cockmon as president. He has held the COO role since 2009. Fowler joined the firm as an intern when he was 19. He is a 1997 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in architecture.

In addition, architect Aaron Scott was named to the firm’s board. He will lead Cromwell’s health care group, working alongside Penix. After a summer internship with the firm, Scott returned to Cromwell in 2005 upon graduating from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.