ACEC 2018-2019 Executive Committee


Manish D. Kothari
Chair, 2017-2018

Manish D. Kothari

Mr. Kothari is President and CEO of Sheladia Associates in Maryland.

He is active on ACEC’s International Committee, Budget Committee and the Design Professionals Coalition. He has served previously on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair.

He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Mangalore University, India and a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

 

 


Linda Bauer Darr
President and CEO

Linda Bauer Darr

Ms. Darr is President/CEO of ACEC, joining the Council in August 2018. She came to the Council after serving as president of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Assocation (2014-2018) and the American Moving & Storage Association (2007-2014). She also held senior positions from 2001 – 2007 with the American Bus Association, and from 1998-2000 served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Maryland.

Ms. Darr is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 Top Association Executives.

 

 

 


Mitchel W. Simpler
Chair-elect, 2018-2019

Mitchel W. Simpler

Mr. Simpler is Managing Partner of Jaros, Baum & Bolles in New York.

He is active on ACEC’s Budget Committee, Planning Cabinet, Government Advocacy Coordinating Committee and CAMEE. He has served previously on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair.

He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.

 

 

 


Gayle Roberts
Senior Vice Chair, 2018-2019

Gayle Roberts

Ms. Roberts retired as Chair of the Board of Stanley Consultants in Iowa in July, 2018.

She is an ACEC Fellow and is active on the Environment and Energy Committee and on the Design Professionals Coalition. She has served as National Director for ACEC/Iowa, and she is a graduate of the Senior Executives Institute.

She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from St. Ambrose University.

 

 

 


Stephanie Hachem
Treasurer, 2018-2020

Stephanie Hachem

Ms. Hachem is Senior Vice President of Kimley-Horn and Associates in North Carolina.

She is active on ACEC’s Transportation and Budget Committees, and serves as National Director of ACEC/North Carolina.

Ms. Hachem holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Youngstown State University.

 

 

 


W. Arthur Barrett, II
Vice Chair, 2018-2020

W. Arthur Barrett

Mr. Barrett is Senior Vice President of Gannett Fleming in Maryland.

He is active on ACEC’s Transportation Committee, and the Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee. He is National Director of ACEC/Maryland, and he is a graduate of the Senior Executives Institute.

He holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Clarkson University.

 

 

 


Charles J. Gozdziewski
Vice Chair, 2017-2019

Charles J. Gozdziewski

Mr. Gozdziewski is Executive Chairman of Hardesty & Hanover in New York.

He is active on ACEC’s Transportation Committee, the Design Professionals Coalition and is his state’s ACEC/PAC Champion. He has served as President and National Director of ACEC/New York.

He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

 

 

 


Keith B. Jackson
Vice Chair, 2018-2020

Keith B. Jackson

Mr. Jackson is Senior Vice President of HNTB Corporation in Texas.

He serves as ACEC/PAC Champion for ACEC/Texas and has held all major leadership positions in his MO.

He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, also from the University of Alabama.

 

 

 


Keith A. London
Vice Chair, 2018-2019

Keith A. London

Mr. London is President and CEO of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in California.

He is active on ACEC’s Planning Cabinet, Environment and Energy Committee, Tax and Regulatory Affairs Committee, and on the Design Professionals Coalition.

He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

 

 

 


Jerry C. Wolverton, Jr.
Vice Chair, 2018-2020

Jerry C. Wolverton

Mr. Wolverton is President and CEO of Wolverton & Associates in Georgia.

He is active on ACEC’s Planning Cabinet and Coalition Leaders’ Steering Committee. He has also held all major leadership positions for ACEC/Georgia.

He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

 

 

 


Michael L. Sullivan
NAECE President, 2018-2019

Michael L. Sullivan

Mr. Sullivan is Executive Director of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Georgia, and is the current President of the National Association of Engineering Council Executives (NAECE). NAECE is comprised of the Executive Directors of the 52 member organizations affiliated with ACEC National, as well as the Executive Directors of several other related international organizations.

 

 

 

 

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