Westwood Appoints New Vice Presidents

A step forward in Westwood’s growth strategy

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood) is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new vice presidents for the firm.

Clare McDonough, Vice President, Corporate Brand Communications, works with senior leadership and across teams to develop and implement audience engagement strategies, which support brand heritage and drive brand awareness to increase revenue across the business. McDonough and her team have led the firm to receive 10 marketing excellence awards since 2015. McDonough joined Westwood in 2003.

Dan Beckmann, PE, Vice President, Power Delivery, joined Westwood in 2005 and is on the firm’s Board of Directors. He leads the power delivery team in providing quality work for utility clients across the country. Beckmann is a strong proponent for Westwood’s culture across all business units.

Joanna (Joey) Vossen, JD, Vice President, General Counsel, leads Westwood in successfully managing its growing needs related to client service agreements, regulatory compliance and strategically integrating business goals with legal resources. Vossen was also recently elected as chairwoman of Environmental Initiative and was recognized as one of the Twin Cities top Women in Business in 2019 by the Business Journal. Vossen joined Westwood in 2010.

Mallory Lindgren, Vice President, Solar and Storage, is an active advocate for solar and storage advancement, and renewable energy as a whole. She is tireless in monitoring trends in the industry and pursuing strategic growth and new client relationships for the firm. Lindgren joined Westwood in 2007 and was recently elected to the Board of Directors.

Randy Pogue, PE, Vice President, Southern Land Region, is highly capable and respected among staff, clients, and peers. He focuses on mentorship, team culture, and client satisfaction to support long-lasting success for all project stakeholders. Pogue joined Westwood through an acquisition of his firm in 2015. He participates in countless professional organizations and has served as an elected official of the City of McKinney, Texas.

Rob Copouls, PE, Vice President, Power Operations, is efficient and effective in managing process improvements, from early coordination with leadership and groups through successful implementation. Copouls enjoys the opportunity to create additional leaders within Westwood to serve clients for years to come.

Steve Windingland, PE, Vice President, Wind, is responsible for Westwood’s largest market and is a vocal advocate of renewable energy. He has led his team through strong organic growth and expansion into new service and geographic regions, consistently providing clients with quality work and services.

On the seven promotions, President/CEO Paul Greenhagen, PS says, “Our new officers represent an exciting step forward in Westwood’s growth strategy. As newly appointed vice presidents, we recognize the importance and magnitude of each person’s role, their contributions to the success of our business, and their strength as leaders going forward. I look forward to engaging each of them on Westwood’s long-term strategies.”

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood is a multi-disciplined national surveying and engineering services provider for private development, public infrastructure, wind energy, solar energy, energy storage, and electric transmission projects. Westwood was established in 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has grown to serve clients across the nation from multiple US offices. Westwood’s Corporate Fact Sheet.


In 2019, Westwood received recognition on Zweig Group’s Best Firms to Work For, Hot Firms List, and Marketing Excellence. The firm is consistently ranked on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-winning projects nationwide.


Marissa Arnquist

Brand Communications Coordinator




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