Jan Sherwood has been Vice President at Shekar Engineering in Des Moines since 2003Shekar Engineering is primarily a construction firm specializing in heavy construction. He has a degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University and brings to the Prairie Rivers of Iowa board his experience preparing client projects ranging from site development planning, residential subdivisions, road and railroad design and environmental consulting.

He has had the opportunity to have many work experiences at several places around the country as well as close to home in Ames, IA. He began at Trinity Engineering Company in Huxley as vice-president. During the 1990’s, Jan was branch manager  for the Ames-based environmental engineering firm Blattert and Associates. Later in the 1990’s he owned Sherwood Engineering in Ames  that focused on land development. He’s also been a project manager in Savannah, GA and Galveston, TX working on municipal engineering projects for waste water treatment plant design, street & drainage improvements, elevated storage tank design and storm water permitting.