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Michael Norton, PE

Shallotte Office Manager

Michael Norton brings more than 23 years of extensive engineering experience and leadership to the McGill Associates team. His training and skills in both the public and private sector have allowed him to succeed in engineering, planning and design, project management, and budgeting for municipal clients and coastal developers. With the Shallotte office conveniently located between Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Mr. Norton’s expertise is targeted toward coastal-specific engineering and permitting services.

A native of Brunswick County, Mr. Norton is heavily involved in his community, having served on a variety of Brunswick County boards and committees, including the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees, Brunswick Community College Engineering Advisory Committee, the County Health & Human Services Advisory Board, and the Union Elementary School Watchdog Dads, to name a few. He previously served on the Brunswick County Small Business Advisory Commission, Brunswick County Board of Equalization and Review, Brunswick County Unified Development Ordinance Review Committee, Union Elementary School Parent Advisory Council, Brunswick County Schools Academically Intellectually Gifted Strategic Task Force Committee, South Brunswick Business Development Committee, and the Brunswick County Education & Workforce Development Citizen Action Team.

Mr. Norton’s desire to enrich the lives of North Carolina coastal communities through quality engineering solutions is highly regarded among many. Prior to joining the McGill Associates team, Mr. Norton was the President of Compass Pointe Engineering since it was established in 2004.