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Consulting engineer

Dennis Daryl Willis, American consulting engineer. Registered professional engineer, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee; licensed contractor. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1984; Certified Recognition amd Airman award Virginia Department Aviation 1985.


Willis, Dennis Daryl was born on April 29, 1948 in Norton, Virginia, United States. Son of Virgil Hyman and Reva Mae (Hubbard) Willis.


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1970; postgraduate, Pennsylvania State University, 1975; postgraduate, Colorado School Mines, 1976; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1978-1979; postgraduate, University of Wisconsin, 1988.


Project engineer, Island Creek Coal Company, Keen Mountain, Virginia, 1970-1973; design engineer, Wiley & Wilson, Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia, 1973-1974; vice president head mining division, Thompson & Litton, Inc., Wise, Virginia, 1974-1980; president, Thompson & Litton, Inc., Wise, Virginia, 1980-1985; president, Willis, Skeen & Associations, Norton, 1985-1990; vice-president, director engineering operations, Marshall Miller & Associations, 1990-1991; senior vice president, Marshall Miller & Associations, since 1991; vice-president, director engineering operations, Willis Engineering, since 1990. President Highland Land & Mineral Company, Inc., Wise, 1978-1985, Willis Enterprises, Norton, since 1980, Corpotal, Inc., Wise, 1982-1985. Instructor Coal Overview course, 1979-1980.


  • Registered professional engineer, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee. Licensed contractor.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member, deacon Church Christ Mapleview, chairman building committee, 1996-1998. Past member, deacon, Norton Christian Church. Past member, treasurer, Norton Industrial Development authority.

Director Community Home Care. Past member Norton City School Board. Past member executive board Sequoyah council Boy Scouts of America.

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers (vice president Mountain Empire chapter), American Consultant Engineers Council (past chairman national mining committee, governmental affairs steering committee), Virginia Consultant Engineers Council (past vice president Western division, Design Excellence award 1979), Society Mining Engineers, Professional Engineers Private Practice (member civil engineering advisory committee Bluefield State College), Association Mining and Reclamation Professionals (founder), Virginia Mining and Reclamation Association (board directors since 1976), Junior Chamber of Commerce (secretary 1974-1975).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: flying, racquetball, skiing.


Son of Virgil Hyman and Reva Mae (Hubbard) W., m. Elizabeth Jewell Short, June 15, 1967. Children: Kristi, Kimberly.

Virgil Hyman Willis

Reva Mae (Hubbard) Willis

Elizabeth Jewell Short

Kimberly Willis

Kristi Willis