Michael Hooks Jr

With over 15 years of experience in project management and public affairs, Michael Hooks, Jr. serves as owner and CEO at Allworld Project Management. Michael is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of Memphis Executive MBA program. Michael has received various training & certifications in leadership management, project management, energy efficiency, construction specifications, economic development and environmental management.

Additionally, his government relations experience adds a detail knowledge and understanding of local, state, and federal procedures including finance and administration. Participation in the administration of several complex projects from the NBA Arena (Fedex Forum) in 2001 to the current 1.5 Million square foot Crosstown Redevelopment Project has led to valuable knowledge used to complete tasks on time and budget.

Brent Hooks

Brent joined the Allworld Project Management team mid-2013. He is a native Memphian who earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accountancy and Finance from The University of Memphis. His 5 years of accounting experience brings diversity to the Allworld team. His skill set has allowed him to lead and assist administratively and on projects such as the City of Memphis Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program. Brent’s duties include: accounting, contract management, financial analysis, document control, community engagement and general project management.He is currently gaining valuable experience with the City of Memphis as a financial agent on the Main St. to Main St. Project. His role involves implementing the municipal’s accounting procedures to calculate and organize field inspection wages and payroll. Brent gained the Construction Specifications Institute’ Construction Document Technologist certification and is training to become a Certified Public Accountant.

April Simmons

April joined the Allworld Project Management team in 2012 and brings 5 years of project management experience. April currently leads and assists AWPM’s largest projects: the redevelopment of the Sears Crosstown Building and Main Street to Main Street Multimodal Connector. Her experiences include: community and economic development planning, construction administration, and grant management. Document control and scheduling have become an expertise of ALLWORLD. She also serves clients as a Project Scheduler using industry led organizational programs. April leads her teams in using the latest software to monitor, track and report project tasks and milestones.

Ronnie Foster

Ronnie joined Allworld Project Management in 2011 with his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Employed since the inception of Allworld Project Management, Ronnie has laid a foundation for continual technological improvement and collaboration. As the Technology Coordinator, Ronnie provides support to the project team and has developed internal organization and project based innovation. His experiences include: document control, community engagement, workforce development, energy management, construction safety, storm water planning and diversity outreach for projects such as Memphis Bass Pro, Liberty Bowl Renovations, and currently, the Expansion of Patriot Lake at Shelby Farms.

Ron Hooks

Ron joined the Allworld Project Management team in 2013 bringing 20+ years of management experience in staff administration, budgeting, inventory control and special project management. Ron leads Allworld’s Field Services Division overseeing field engineers, fieldinspectors and contractors conducting sewer condition assessment work in Shreveport, LA, Memphis & Jackson, TN. Currently, Ron serves as the Field Services Manager for the $250 million Sewer Assessment & Rehabilitation Program (SARP10) Project. He is tasked with inspector & contractor oversight, invoice reconciliation and local workforce development.

Chris Burford

Chris joins Allworld Project Management bringing 15 years of contract management, accounting and human resource management experience. He leverages strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and teamwork to achieve resource optimization and efficiency. Chris has been recognized for achievements in the following areas: System Implementation, budgeting, data analysis, and six sigma/lean practices. Here at ALLWORLD Chris performs financial services for local consulting firms providing advisement on improvements for internal process and structure. Duties include: evaluation of compensation and organizational structure and research of federal markets.

AJ Robinson

AJ manages and supports the Allworld GIS team, performing GIS services and program management across all of Allworld’s GIS-related projects. He is filling the demand for dynamic and flexible GIS support, while enhancing the Allworld team by leveraging geospatial analysis for best-in-class program management. AJ has a decade of experience in geospatial information systems management, including the management of database environments; programming, scripting, and automation processes; database design; cloud computing and server-based systems; and practical applications in project/program management.

Before coming to Allworld, AJ was a GIS Project Managerwith the Center for Partnerships in GIS on the University of Memphis Campus. In this role he acted as both project manager for multi-million-dollar enterprise-level projects, and as information technology lead with responsibility for quality assurance and quality control, reporting, and progress tracking.

AJ holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Memphis. He maintains multiple Esri certifications and is NASSCO certified through the Pipeline, Manhole, and Lateral Assessment Certification Programs. He is a member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), the Water Environment Federation, and the Kentucky and Tennessee Water Professionals (KY/TN WP). He maintains an educational profile at the cutting edge of GIS software offerings through regular online training in both MOOC and instructor-led environments.

Mallory Bailey

Mallory joined the Allworld Project Management team in 2013 with a combined 5 years of experience in construction, engineering, and environmental consulting. Mallory has earned both a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Christian Brothers University. Mallory Bailey offers her project management and construction experiences as she leads and assists in the Crosstown Redevelopment Project. She performs construction administration and coordinates LEED compliance for the 1.5 million square foot redevelopment. Additionally, Mallory is certified as a Level 1 Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector and performs environmental compliance.

James Simpson

James joined AllWorld Project Management in 2017 as the Senior Engineering Coordinator. He has over 15 years of experience with engineering planning and design in the private and public sectors. James has been heavily involved in stormwater management at the municipal level; taking a lead role in helping the City of Memphis begin a stormwater master planning process and coordinating floodplainrelated issues on various design projects. James’ experience also includes project and program management, site planning and design for institutional facilities and campuses, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, wastewater collection and treatment; water treatment and distribution, NPDES site stormwater permitting, assessment and improvement of underground utilities.