Rolla Board Of Public Works Members


Nicholas E. Barrack, President


Mr. Barrack is a 1971 graduate of Hogan High School, Kansas City, Missouri and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management. His business interests started in 1972 when he began installing and servicing alarm systems in the Rolla area while attending the university.

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Mr. Barrack began serving on the Rolla Board of Public Works in 2009.



Albert Crump, Jr., Vice President

Mr. Crump graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (cum laude). In 1974, he attended the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law where he earned a Jurist Doctorate degree. Following law school, he was employed for one year as a clerk for the Honorable Fred Henley, Judge of the Missouri Supreme Court. In 1975 he started in the general practice of law in Rolla, Missouri, where he continues to practice law. He currently is principal in Crump Law Office with locations in Rolla and Vienna, Missouri.

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Mr. Crump began serving on the Rolla Board of Public Works in 2009.






Matthew Z. Williams, Secretary


Mr. Williams is a life long resident of Rolla, Missouri. He graduated Rolla High School in 1988 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Missouri State University in 1993. He went on to obtain a Masters in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance from Missouri State University in 1996. In 1997, Mr. Williams returned to Rolla where he began his career in the securities industry. Mr. Williams is a Financial Advisor with an Edward Jones office in Rolla.

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Mr. Williams began serving on the Rolla Board of Public Works in 2011.




Wm. Eric Showalter, Ph.D., Vice Secretary

130204_Bd_ShowalterEricW2009_BWDr. Showalter is originally from Michigan. He graduated from Michigan Tech in 1984 with a BS in Civil Engineering and in 1988 with an MS in Civil Engineering. In 1994 he received a Ph.D. from Purdue University, also in Civil Engineering. Before entering academia he worked as an engineer for Manistee County in Michigan, a project manager for Opus and for Harmon Contract in Minneapolis and had post-Doctoral appointment as a cost analyst at Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico. In 1995 he joined the faculty of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. Since the Fall of 2000 he has been at Missouri University of Science and Technology in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering where he is currently an Associate Teaching Professor. His area is construction engineering; he teaches courses covering cost estimating, scheduling and contracts, and teaches senior design. In 2010 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia where he taught and conducted research.

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Dr. Showalter began serving on the Rolla Board of Public Works in 2012.