Kay Simpson, Ph.D., RPA

Director of Operations – Virginia

Principal Investigator

Project Manager

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Kay Simpson

Kay Simpson

Kay Simpson is the Director of Virginia Operations and is responsible for business development in the Middle Atlantic and Southeast, as well as nation-wide marketing and new business capture for the Company. She has conducted and/or managed archeological field work in the Middle Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest United States, as well as international projects in Iraq, Gaza, Cyprus, Syria and Turkey. Her experience includes prehistoric and historic archeological inventory surveys, National Register evaluations, and major excavations, as well as oversight of standing structure evaluations and recordation, and interpretative and educational projects. She has extensive experience in consulting with state historic preservation offices on behalf of clients and has also worked closely with the ACHP in negotiating MOAs. Her prior experience as the archaeological reviewer for the Iowa Historic Preservation Office and compliance coordinator for the National Park Service’s Western Archaeological Center affords her a unique and valuable perspective regarding federally mandated historic preservation studies and the needs of the client; state, tribal, and federal reviewers; and consulting parties.

Kay is a member of numerous national and state professional organizations and has served as officer and committee member for many, but is most proud of her past service as President of ACRA, and Grievance Coordinator for the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Currently her service includes committee chair work for WTS Internationals’ Central Virginia Chapter and for ACRA. The project dearest to her heart won the 2008 ACRA Quality Product Award for the popular history: Semper Fedelis, A Brief History of Onslow County, North Carolina, and Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune.

Though the majority of her paid professional career has been in the regulatory compliance industry, her early field and dissertation work was in Middle Eastern archaeology. She now participates vicariously by increasing the GNP of several countries though travel and pottery purchases and by collecting vintage Orientalist postcards and ephemera. She also has “more than a few” North Carolina pots.