State fines Johnson City engineering firm leader

Johnson City Press • Updated May 14, 2019 at 2:31 PM

A principal officer at a Tri-Cities a surveying and engineering firm as been fined by the state of Tennessee for practicing on an expired license.

Randy Wayne Beckner, Johnson City, is chairman of the board and head of the design devision at Mattern & Craig Engineers and Surveyors.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Regulatory Boards released Tuesday its latest Disciplinary Action Report, which compiles the actions taken by its boards and commissions during the month of April.

The Board of Architects and Engineers ordered Beckner April 22 to pay a $500 civil penalty and complete the laws and rules examination.

The Division of Regulatory Boards is intended to protect the health and safety of Tennessee citizens through boards, commissions, and programs by ensuring that people meet minimum professional standards, by responsively and timely handling complaints, and by providing consumer education on regulated professions and industries.

The boards, commissions, and programs are empowered to take disciplinary action – including revocation of licenses and assessment of civil penalties – against license holders found guilty of violating laws governing their professions.

The state’s Real Estate Commission also fined Lauren A. Griffin, Bristol, Virginia, $400 for failure to supervise an affiliate's errors and omissions insurance.