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American Council of Engineering Companies Appoints New Board Chair and National Officers

Washington, DC –  The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)—the business association of the nation’s engineering industry—appointed Robin Greenleaf as its 2021-2022 Board Chair during its Board meeting at the end of April.

“I am honored to take on the role of Board Chair at ACEC, especially at such a pivotal time for our industry with significant momentum behind robust federal infrastructure investment,” said Greenleaf. “The past year has had its fair share of challenges, but we are emerging stronger and more united as an organization and as an industry. I look forward to continuing to build ACEC’s influence through smart, focused advocacy in Washington, DC and by making the Council an essential resource for the engineering industry by building on the work of the ACEC Research Institute and strengthening the connection of our national federation.”

Greenleaf is Chief Executive Officer of Architectural Engineers, Inc. in Boston, MA. She has served as President of ACEC Massachusetts and is a PAC Co-Champion. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and an MS in Structural Engineering from Drexel University.

For many years, Greenleaf has been active in ACEC, serving on its Executive Committee in 2009-2010 and recently chairing our Government Affairs Coordinating Committee. She is also a past chair of ACEC’s Coalition of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.

Joining Greenleaf on the ACEC Executive Committee are:

  • Chair-elect W. Art Barrett, II, Senior Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Senior Vice Chair Gary Raba, President, Raba Kistner, Inc.
  • Treasurer Matt Hirst, President and CEO, CRS Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Vice Chair Ed Alizadeh, President, Geotechnology, Inc.
  • Vice Chair Michael Cooper, President, Harley Ellis Devereaux
  • Vice Chair Gary Hartong, President, The Wooten Company
  • Vice Chair John Rathke, Principal, Mead and Hunt
  • Vice Chair Melvin Williams, Vice President, S&ME
  • Immediate Past Chair Charles Gozdziewski, Chair Emeritus, Hardesty and Hanover
  • Beth Bauer, Executive Director of ACEC/Indiana, was appointed NAECE President.

Outgoing national officers are Senior Vice Chair Keith London, President and CEO of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants; Vice Chair John Carrato, Chairman of the Board of Alfred Benesch & Company; Vice Chair Kenny Smith, CEO of T. Baker Smith, LLC; and NAECE President James Smith of ACEC North Carolina.


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May 18, 2021

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