Management & Staff

Kay Van Skiver, President Kay Van Skiver, President
Kay is the founder and president of Atwood Fence Company. She is a veteran of the road building industry and past president of the Mississippi Road Builders Association, having served on several boards and committees. She helped establish the Construction Career Fair Program, which has introduced more than 10,000 Mississippi students to the road building industry.

Ray Ellington, Operations ManagerTroy Browning, Controller
Troy is a CPA with 30 years of experience in financial management and administration in numerous industries, including construction, manufacturing, extraction and internet services. He is a graduate of Yazoo City High School and Mississippi State University. He and his wife Robin live in Ridgeland, MS.



Ray Ellington, Operations ManagerNathan Landrum, General Operations Manager/Estimator
Nathan is experienced in various aspects of the road building industry, including estimating, purchasing and project management. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from Mississippi State University. He holds certifications in OSHA Training, Crane Rigging and Signaling, Storm Water Management and is a Traffic Control Technician/Supervisor. He is a lifelong resident of Kosciusko where he resides with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Garrison and Emma.


Nathan Landrum, Estimator/Project ManagerRay Ellington, Operations Manager
Ray is responsible for the day-to-day scheduling of all guardrail crews, work estimates, and material stockpiles. Before joining Atwood Fence Company, he worked for Ivey Mechanical Company. He is a graduate of Kosciusko High School and attended Holmes Community College. He is married to Marsha Ballard Ellington and they have one child.

Diane Fortenberry, Accounts PayableSusan Pearson, Accounts Payable
Susan has more than 20 years in the banking industry, including bank management and human resources. She is a graduate of Kosciusko High School, attended Holmes Community College and is also a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Banking. Susan is married to Billy Pearson, Sr.


Penny Mann, Payroll/Accounting/CertificationsPenny Mann, Payroll/Accounting/Certifications
Penny has more than 20 years experience in payroll, financial and bookkeeping operations. She is a life-long resident of Kosciusko and a graduate of East Holmes Academy and attended Holmes Community College. She is married to Jimmy Mann and they have three children.

Betty Burrell, Receptions/InsuranceBetty Burrell, Receptions/Insurance
Betty is a graduate of Grenada High School and attended Northwest Jr. College. She lived in Grenada for 37 years before moving to Attala County. She has one son.

Robin Payne, Secretary/ContractsRobin Payne, Secretary/Contracts
Robin has more than 20 years experience in operations and contracting at Atwood Fence Company. She is a life-long resident of Kosciusko and a graduate of Kosciusko High School. She attended Holmes Community College and Mississippi State University. She is married to Tim Payne and they have two children.

James M. "Jim" Sims
James brings forty years of highway-heavy civil experience to Atwood Fence Co. James comes from a long line of family owned construction companies engaged in highway and bridge construction. James is the son of the late Robbie A. Sims and nephew of O. L. Sims. James graduated high school from Chamberlain-Hunt Academy and attended Louisiana State University. James holds certifications in structural concrete and traffic control supervisor. James is a thirty second degree mason and Shriner. James served as Potentate of Barak Shrine, Monroe, LA in 1989. James is married to Deborah Kay Sims and is the father of three daughters and has four grandchildren.