Joe Hines
Principal and Director of Economic Development
Timmons Group

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2003

Council Affiliation:

Fuqua Alumni Council






Richmond, Virginia Area


Joe Hines is currently a partner and principal in charge of the Economic Development Practice at Timmons Group Consulting Engineering firm. Since Joe took over in 2007, the Economic Development Practice has helped clients land over 1B USD in announced investment and create over 2,500 jobs. Clients and sample projects include the Rolls-Royce manufacturing facility, fulfillment centers, and The Vitamin Shoppe worldwide distribution center, among others. These projects have garnered national and international attention and won several awards, including 2008 Gold Award project of the year by Business Facilities magazine (Rolls-Royce) and 2012 Greater Richmond Area Commercial Real Estate project of the year (

Joe graduated summa cum laude from NC State University with a degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states. He routinely speaks to local, regional, and state organizations on the importance of being "prospect ready" from an infrastructure and economic development perspective. As a practice leader, he leads teams of seasoned engineers, planners, and environmental professionals to recruit, plan for, and implement large complex municipal and site development projects to meet the needs of these national and international companies as they are relocating or expanding facilities.