Our Leadership

Cochran’s staff of more than 90 professionals is our most valuable resource. Together, we comprise a team of highly experienced and outstanding professionals that includes licensed engineers, architects, surveyors and civil/geo-technicians, as well as seasoned construction experts. The depth and diversity of our collective experience enables us to deliver our services in a way that embodies our core values and achieves successful results.

The responsibility of managing our people and the overall firm is that of the following Leadership Team:

Christopher Boone, P.E.


Chris has overall corporate responsibility for the Cochran organization and provides oversight of the Water Resources Division.

Shannon Johanning, P.E.

Vice President

Shannon is leader of Cochran’s Commercial Civil Division and has overall responsibility for the Construction Testing & Inspection, Geotechnical & Environmental, & Architecture


David Christensen, P.E., MPPA

Vice President

Dave has overall responsibility for the St. Louis & Farmington offices and provides oversight of Cochran’s Transportation Division.

Kurtis Daniels, P.E.

Vice President

Kurt has overall responsibility for the Wentzville/St. Charles region and provides oversight & management for all aspects of design.

Eric Kirchner, P.E.

Engineering Manager | Partner

David Van Leer, P.E.

Water & Wastewater Engineering Manager | Partner

Elliott Reed, P.E.

Engineering Manager | Partner

Steve Laune, P.L.S.

General Manager | Partner

Tim Van Leer, P.L.S.

General Manager | Partner

Sally Bartnett Bothmann

Director of Business Development & Marketing | Partner

Tim Schowe, P.E.

Southwest Regional Director

Toby L. Williams, P.E.

Kansas City Regional Director