2019 40 Under 40: Amy Barrett, PE, LEED AP BD+C; 39

Electrical Engineer, Principal, Hafer, Evansville, Indiana BS Electrical Engineering, University of Evansville

By Jack Smith and Amara Rozgus May 16, 2019

Barrett is an electrical engineer and principal at Hafer. She started her career working for a small engineering consulting firm before making the jump to Hafer in 2004. A determined individual with a passion for sustainable design, she became certified as a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional in 2009. In 2011, Barrett was promoted to an associate and became a principal in 2017 – the first female owner of the firm. She has worked in all of Hafer’s major markets, including higher education, health care, civic, corporate and religious projects. Boasting a complementary balance of design, technical and communications skills, Barrett excels at managing project teams, problem-solving and ensuring clients are happy. Not only does she bring her skills to the office but she shares her talents with numerous professional and community organizations. She is currently serving as chairwoman for Council of Fellows with the National Society of Professional Engineers and is on the board of directors for NSPE’s National Engineers Week. Barrett is also on the board of directors for Lampion Center and has served multiple roles on the board of directors for Indiana Society of Professional Engineers, past president as one of them. Outside of work, Barrett enjoys reading, cake decorating and spending time with family. Her weekends are usually filled with watching her two young boys playing sports or attending sporting events with her husband, Clay. The family particularly loves going to University of Evansville basketball games. 

Author Bio: Jack Smith is a Content Manager at CFE Media. Amara Rozgus is Editor-in-Chief of Consulting-Specifying Engineer.