ACEC 2019-2020 Executive Committee


Mitchel W. Simpler
Chair, 2019-2020

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.

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 


Charles J. Gozdziewski
Chair-elect, 2019-2020

Charles J. Gozdziewski

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

He is active on ACEC’s Planning Cabinet, the Design Professionals Coalition, and was Chair of the national ACEC/PAC Champions Committee. 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.

 

 

 


Jerry C. Wolverton, Jr.
Senior Vice Chair, 2019-2020

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.

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 


John L. Carrato
Vice Chair, 2019-2021

John L. Carrato

Mr. Carrato is President and CEO of Alfred Benesch & Company in Chicago, Illinois

He is Chair of the ACEC/PAC Champions Committee, Vice Chair of the Management

Practices Committee, and active on ACEC’s Transportation Committee and the Design Professionals Coalition.

He holds a BS and MS in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

 

 

 


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, 2019-2021

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.

 

 

 


Kenneth Wm. Smith
Vice Chair, 2019-2021

Kenneth Wm. Smith

Mr. Smith is CEO of T. Baker Smith in Houma, Louisiana.

He serves as ACEC/PAC Champion for ACEC/Louisiana, and is active on ACEC’s International Committee, COPS, and CFO Council. He is a graduate of the Senior Executives Institute.

He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

 

 

 


Michael Smith
NAECE President, 2019-2020

Michael Smith

Mr. Smith is Executive Director of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Utah, 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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